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Re: [Z_Scale] Today In History

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  • Don Avila
    Reynard What was the original bid vs the 8 billion expense? ...don ... -- *...don a * * **- Northern Ohio, USA* [Non-text portions of this message have been
    Message 1 of 768 , Jan 27, 2013
      Reynard

      What was the original bid vs the 8 billion expense?

      ...don


      On Sun, Jan 27, 2013 at 5:27 PM, Reynard Wellman <micron@...>wrote:

      > Hi Ft. Dewey,
      >
      > I worked for the sub-contractors to Westinghouse who
      > installed the entire electrical system for BART. Walked
      > through, measured and surveyed most of the stations,
      > tunnels and aerial facilities. BART track is not standard
      > gauge, it is a wider gauge (as I recall, 5' 2") for high speed
      > curves and comfort. The system passes through two major
      > faults; the San Andreas Fault and the Hayward Fault.
      > Clever flexible joints in the tunnels and track design allow
      > for an up to 6' displacement of the earth along each fault
      > line without too much damage for getting the system up
      > and running again.
      >
      > Most of the SF major stations are deep underground. The
      > Montgomery Station is three stories below Market Street.
      > (And people wondered why it took 8 billion dollars
      > to complete the system !! ;>)
      >
      > Cheers!
      > Reynard
      >
      > On Jan 27, 2013, at 1:54 PM, FT. Dewey wrote:
      >
      > > 1902 5 workers killed on explosion during IRT subway construction (New
      > York City NY)
      > >
      > > 1948 1st locomotive to carry 1,000,000 pounds (450,000 kg) operates
      > >
      > > 1971 Montgomery St Station, last link in BART, `holed thru'
      > >
      > > Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train.
      > > o o o o o o o . . . ______________________________
      > > o _____ || |
      > > .][__n_n_|DD[ ====_____ | |
      > > >(________|__|_[_________]_|____________________________|
      > > _/oo OOOOO oo` ooo ooo 'o!o!o o!o!o`
      > > -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      > >
      > >
      >
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      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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      >
      > ------------------------------------
      >
      > Z-scale: minimum siZe, MAXIMUM enjoyment!
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      >


      --
      *...don a * * **- Northern Ohio, USA*


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    • FT. Dewey
      1855 Western railroads blocked by snow 1874 Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill MO 1932 US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction Sometimes the light
      Message 768 of 768 , Jan 31, 2015

        1855 Western railroads blocked by snow
        1874 Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill MO
        1932 US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction

        Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train.

        o o o o o o o . . . ______________________________
        o _____ || |
        .][__n_n_|DD[ ====_____ | |
        >(________|__|_[_________]_|____________________________|
        _/oo OOOOO oo` ooo ooo 'o!o!o o!o!o`
        -+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+
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