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SMART Pilot Car Arrival Ceremony, part 1

Well, the first DMU cars for SMART are on the property, and were officially presented today for public inspection and guided tours at the Cotati station. A grand affair, well-attended by public representatives big and small; local mayors, city council members, county supervisors, transportation committee, safety officials, state elected officers, Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman, and of course SMART directors, managers and employees. Also present were representatives of major…

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Added by William "Burr" Wilson on April 7, 2015 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Setting Up at the Great Train Expo - Santa Rosa

Putting out a note to the forum: I will be actively setup and demonstrating a fully operation HO Free-mo layout with Northern California Free-mo (http://free-mo.org/norcalfreemo) this weekend in part for the Great Train Expo in Santa Rosa. If you are in the area please drop by and say "HI!"

We plan on setting up in this configuration:

 

A couple photos of our layout:…

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Added by Christopher Palomarez on February 13, 2014 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Alternative Future: A Contemporary Interurban

Click to enlarge, or click here for PDF. This map assumes other lines are operating around the Bay Area, but that map will have to wait for another…

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Added by David Edmondson on October 17, 2012 at 9:29am — 6 Comments

A Million Dollars a Mile

I've be watching a lot of train videos since recuperating from foot surgery and I came across an estimate by Union Pacific Railroad in one of the videos that mentioned that they spend a million dollars a mile to add first class trackage to their system. One day last month at BART's Richmond Yard I watched their track crew in action replacing cross ties and reballasting their mainline. Everything was automated.

Anyway, I've heard estimates to repair the NWP at 500 million…

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Added by Paul Gardner on April 9, 2010 at 5:45pm — 6 Comments

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