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    sttom liked chrsjrcj's post in the thread Talgo sues Wisconsin over unused train cars.

    How will Brightline/Virgin Trains speed anything up when they don’t own the tracks?

    Aug 19, 2019 at 2:54 AM
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    sttom replied to the thread Amtrak should have an overnight LA-Bay Area train.

    We would just need the equipment and the railroad not being squirrelly and we could have it. Or the state being smart enough to not...

    Aug 16, 2019 at 8:17 PM
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    sttom replied to the thread A Modest Proposal.

    A threat of eminent domain just needs to get the railways to think that a long, expensive legal procedure might happen and that it's...

    Aug 15, 2019 at 4:35 PM
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    sttom replied to the thread Amtrak should have an overnight LA-Bay Area train.

    I've wondered about adding a second run of the Starlight. It does connect five different urban areas to each other and they don't really...

    Aug 14, 2019 at 2:07 PM
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    sttom replied to the thread Amtrak should have an overnight LA-Bay Area train.

    That still doesn't mean we should just take the railroad's word for it when they have show to be intransigent. I wish California was a...

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:19 AM
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    sttom replied to the thread A Modest Proposal.

    All it really takes is a state willing to throw around it's power of eminent domain. And honestly, some states should with how...

    Aug 14, 2019 at 4:17 AM
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    sttom replied to the thread A Modest Proposal.

    Another issue with VTUSA expanding is the right of way. The freight railways hardly like dealing with the states and Amtrak. A private...

    Aug 13, 2019
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    sttom replied to the thread A Modest Proposal.

    I would be fine with a VTUSA/Amtrak partnership, at least Congress would quadruple the subsidy since they like flushing money into the...

    Aug 13, 2019
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    sttom replied to the thread Amtrak should have an overnight LA-Bay Area train.

    The railways have been dragging their collective feet over using Tehachapi Pass since the state started pushing to expand Amtrak...

    Aug 13, 2019
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