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Strasburg Railroad Freight Train Ronks PennsylvaniaI  was  amazed  when  I  saw  this.  I  had  seen  many  trains,  but  this  was  the  first  time  I  had  seen  a  freight  train  being  pulled  by  a  steam  locomotive.  This  is  the  Strasburg  Railroad  in  Strasburg,  Pennsylvania.  It  is  the  oldest  short  line  railroad  in  the  world.

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Some Of California’s Rail Service Missing And Weak Links

YES! When you build it, they will come!


By Noel T. Braymer

The good new recently was the budget deal in the California Legislature to fund ACE to extend it first to Modesto and finally to Merced. This extension will link places in the upper San Joaquin Valley to most of the San Francisco Bay area. Just at Ace’s terminal at San Jose by the time service is extended to Modesto by 2024 there will be connection for ACE to Caltrain, Capitol Corridor, BART as well as VTA light rail and bus transit service in Santa Clara County in the San Jose metro area. But tying up the biggest connections will come by 2027 or earlier with connections at Merced to California High Speed Rail. Central to increasing ridership on all rail passenger services is expanding the number of connections rail has to more places and services.

The reasons roads continue to become more congested is because when…

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Critics of high-speed rail step up pressure as federal decision

Took afew minutes for me to get the mail on this.Started out in THE HOUR in Norwalk, Connecticut. Went to California who reblogged it their E-NEWS. Then friend sent to me.

In simplicity: With a major decision looming, preservationists are stepping up their efforts to get the Federal Railroad Administration to rethink its proposed high-speed rail route through Connecticut.

The FRA’s NEC Future would cut 29 miles of new rail lines, between New Rochelle, N.Y., and Greens Farms, under preliminary plans released late last year.

“There is significant concern that the Federal Railroad Administration intends to push through public opposition to the New Rochelle, N.Y. to Greens Farms bypass through Fairfield County,” said Gregory Stroud, director of special projects for The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation. “Until we hear otherwise, the Connecticut Trust intends to exert maximum pressure possible so that this poorly-considered project will be dropped from the plan.”

Stroud said The Connecticut Trust expects the FRA to release its Record of Decision regarding NEC Future around June 1. The decision will identify a Selected Alternative and outline short- and long-term improvements to the Northeast Corridor, the rail line between Washington, D.C., and Boston.

The Washington bureaucrats who are “planning” the “new” Northeast Corridor should understand that Fairfield County is unlike most US counties. The people who run the United States live there or formerly lived there. They throw FRA bureaucrats out on their tails!

EPA Head’s Uncertainty about CO₂ Impact

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President Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax cooked up by China.  Now Scott Pruitt, his new head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has expressed his view on carbon dioxide (CO₂) impact on the environment, appearing yesterday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.”

After stating human activity is complicit on some level to climate change during his confirmation hearing, he is now expressing uncertainty. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the global warming that we see,” Pruitt told Squawk Box’s Joe Kernen.

At Pruitt’s senate confirmation in January, Sen. Bernie Sanders asked him for his personal opinion of why is the climate changing, and Pruitt first responded that his personal opinion is immaterial to the job.  However, after being pressed…

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