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November 2010 Blog Posts (3)

SMART could run in 2012 just not 79 mph

Smart is trying to build a Cadillac system with a Chevy budget. As I understand it the only alternative considered at the Nov 6th meeting were for parts of a Cadillac. What should be considered is a whole Chevy. The tracks are ready for Freight AND PASSENGERS from the Ignacio wye to Windsor. It is possible to reasonably make improvements to the existing Freight tracks to run Passenger trains at 45 or 55 Miles per hour. According to my calculations the 12 miles between Petaluma and Novato would… Continue

Added by Roger Graeber on November 21, 2010 at 8:46am — 8 Comments

SMART maybe leasing the line to NCRA?

Hi all!

In my history class today we started disscussing the SMART train/ freight line. (dont ask me how we started, although I was pretty happy).

My teacher made a real good point in saying because SMART isn't even going to start until 2014, if even then, why cant they let the NWP/NCRA run freight over the line until say 2013, when during that year the discuss operating agreements. A because SMART is 350 mil. short, they could charge the NCRA for operating over their…


Added by Chad Gustafson on November 5, 2010 at 8:37pm — 3 Comments

Garden Railroad???

I was looking at Google maps this morning and noticed that the new large estate near Glen Ellen has what looks like a garden railroad.

Not sure who the owner is but I think he is a Silicon Valley millionaire.

What do you think?

Added by Phil Grinton on November 2, 2010 at 9:08am — 6 Comments

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