Re: [Z_Scale] Today In History
What was the original bid vs the 8 billion expense?
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 !! ;>)
> 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.
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> Z-scale: minimum siZe, MAXIMUM enjoyment!
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- 1855 Western railroads blocked by snow1874 Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill MO1932 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 . . . ______________________________
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>(________|__|_[_________]_|____________________________|_/oo OOOOO oo` ooo ooo 'o!o!o o!o!o`