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Re: [carfree_cities] MassTrains Project

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  • CEB
    Hi, Last one about Hitachi for now: http://www.hitachi-rail.com/rail_now/column/mito/just_in_time.html The book is not at Amazon.com T (Blue skies are good,
    Message 1 of 4 , Feb 28, 2005
      Hi,

      Last one about Hitachi for now:

      http://www.hitachi-rail.com/rail_now/column/mito/just_in_time.html

      The book is not at Amazon.com

      T (Blue skies are good, just not for planes!!)
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      > Od: "J.H. Crawford" <mailbox@...>
      > Komu: carfree_cities@yahoogroups.com
      > Datum: Mon, 28 Feb 2005 23:00:02 +0000
      > Předmět: Re: [carfree_cities] MassTrains Project
      >
      >
      >
      > Todd said:
      >
      > >Joel, I am unclear if for your "railvolution" you are talking about just
      > >the USA (because you talk about through FRA into the proverbial trash, etc)
      > >OR the entire planet.
      >
      > I think nearly everyone has failed to understand that this
      > is a "blue sky" proposal. It's an idea, not CAD/CAM drawings!!!!!!


      > It's for anybody who can use it. In practice, I think this means
      > mainly the USA and probably some of Europe.
      >
      > >Is there a way to continue along the 1435mm (so-called "standard gauge")
      > >path - pun intended - which "broad gauge" places like Spain and Kazahkstan
      > >are moving to in whole or part - AND also do the "MassTrains" project?
      >
      > This system never has to interconnect with Roman Rail at all
      > (so named because it was the Romans who set the gauge).
      > The gauge can be anything at all, whatever works best.
      > It has to have its own new clearance plate, which may conflict
      > with all existing clearance plates (if the full carbody width
      > is carried down to within a few inches of the railhead.
      >
      > Conventional equipment can't run on it because the bridges
      > are too low, the superelevation is too great, the grades too
      > steep, etc., etc., etc. These would be two completely
      > incompatible systems. Freight can be handled at intermodal
      > facilities where the two systems are brought near to each
      > other. This is trivial with modern container terminal handling
      > equipment.
      >
      > >So, friends, where do we go from here?
      >
      > Who knows? I put these ideas in the public realm.
      > Let the public decide. I've got a book to write!
      >
      > >p.p.s. There are some huge problems with bauxite mining and processing
      > >(aluminum is the final product of this) so that needs to be dealt with in
      > >order to get maximum support from environmentalists (the real ones). Perhaps
      > >if countries whose people suffer as a result of it get free trains and a
      > >free ride and free education and restoration of areas where mines are? Can
      > >we use only recycled aluminum? Other materials? Sustainably farmed
      > >genetically -modified to prevent combustion balsa wood? Perhaps the wrong
      > >kind of aerospace technology to use for the railways.........
      >
      > The payback on aluminum in transport vehicles is pretty large,
      > especially if the aluminum is recycled at the end. Don't worry
      > about it... too much.
      >
      > Regards,
      >
      >
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