7737Re: [carfree_cities] RE: Visualize Car-Free Illichville.
- Oct 17, 2004Andrew Dawson wrote:
> Richard Risemberg wrote:Sorry, didn't mean to imply that engine-drivers were that way--I meant
>>The "rugged individual" myth translates in reality
>>into an I'll-get-mine-fuck-you attitude, and so I'd rather *not* be
>>sharing my trolley tracks with 6,000 horsepower GE line engines pulling
>>10,000 tons of Toyotas across the country.
> I've been in the cab many times and I can't say I have ever seen that kind
> of attitude amongst engineers or motormen. I've seen this "up yours"
> mentality on highways though.
that a studied lack of maintenance could result in a collision, which
would be most unfortunate for the occupants of the lighter vehicle.
Sloppy track maintenance seems to be to blame for most RR wrecks--there
was one just today in LA, and I saw one with my own eyes a few years
ago, fortunately a minor accident. And there was the train that someone
sent down the long grade west of Summit with an incorrect weight listing
on the manifest, resulting in a horrible 90mph derailment that destroyed
My apologies to the hand on the throttle!
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