As I traversed I-95 over the last couple of days, I couldn't help but notice literally hundreds of electrical bucket trucks making their way down to Florida to restore power to electrically stricken parts of Florida. Last weekend, I watched a military train as it transported nearly 100 tanks. I can't help but wonder if there wouldn't be any benefit to transporting these bucket brigades by train - 200 at a time, with a couple of coaches and a diner tagged to the end to hold the crew.
Quite frankly, I don't know how far South the rail infrastructure is intact, but I know CSX has been operational at least South of Savannah. These trucks aren't exactly economical to drive. Why not conserve the fuel and let the diesels do the work?