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#81 RaechelParker

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:34 AM

Very nice post with a ton of informative information. I really appreciate the fact that you approach these topics from a stand point of knowledge and information
instead of the typical “I think” mentality that you see so much on the internet these days.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 10:41 AM

Another excavation from the old topic graveyard.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:26 AM

Another excavation from the old topic graveyard.

"exhumation"?
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:29 AM

Another excavation from the old topic graveyard.

"exhumation"?

That's the word!

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:30 AM

Another excavation from the old topic graveyard.

"exhumation"?

That's the word!

Glad to help.

Now, I wonder what "humation" means?
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 11:43 AM

Now, I wonder what "humation" means?


Just what you'd expect: to bury. The "hume" in both words comes from "humus", the latin word for ground.

Similarly, we've got disinter (and inter), which contain "terra", latin for earth.

And now back to your regularly scheduled train discussions.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:05 PM

Now, I wonder what "humation" means?


Just what you'd expect: to bury. The "hume" in both words comes from "humus", the latin word for ground.

Similarly, we've got disinter (and inter), which contain "terra", latin for earth.

And now back to your regularly scheduled train discussions.

Ah, I love entenmanns!
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Posted 23 November 2009 - 04:08 PM

It is entirely possible for all points to be connected. I mean you can even use the already present rights of way! We call them "highways". Just lay rails over them. Nothing is impossible except for skiing through revolving doors.


I thought "highways" had the wrong turn radius and the wrong inclines, for rails?


I think Walt is right that many of the highways we have in the US have grades which are too steep and curves which are too sharp for current rail technology. And with a rail car having less surface area in contact with the rail than a truck has in contact with the highway for a given amount of weight, that may be a difficult limitation to overcome unless you want to remove some of the energy efficiency that rail offers over rubber tires.


Diesels might have trouble with main route, highway grades but electric traction in passenger service is feasable. Grade climbing ability is a huge advantage for electrics over diesels. Any curve over about 400 foot radius would also be negotiable, albeit at reduced speeds at tighter radii.

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Posted 23 November 2009 - 08:48 PM

Now, I wonder what "humation" means?


Just what you'd expect: to bury. The "hume" in both words comes from "humus", the latin word for ground.

Similarly, we've got disinter (and inter), which contain "terra", latin for earth.

And now back to your regularly scheduled train discussions.

Ah, I love entenmanns!

I prefer Freihofers<rimshot>.

Edited by whistler, 23 November 2009 - 08:50 PM.


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Posted 23 November 2009 - 10:58 PM

Now, I wonder what "humation" means?


Just what you'd expect: to bury. The "hume" in both words comes from "humus", the latin word for ground.

Similarly, we've got disinter (and inter), which contain "terra", latin for earth.

And now back to your regularly scheduled train discussions.

Ah, I love entenmanns!

I prefer Freihofers<rimshot>.

I was going for a pun on Etymology, but I guess I was being too obscure... :blink:
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