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U.S. Army Diesel Locomotive 2009, EMD SW8; Aug 1991

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

U.S. Army Diesel Locomotive 2009, EMD SW8; Aug 1991
model railroads
Image by San Diego Model Railroad Museum
Description: U.S. Army Diesel Locomotive 2009, EMD SW8; Aug 1991
Copyright: Brenda M. Bailey
Object ID: BMBSlides_00005
Repository: San Diego Model Railroad Museum Library

Views on a massive transit system in the U.S., Trains, Electric Trollys, and More SUB-WAYS?

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Question by Jenny: Views on a massive transit system in the U.S., Trains, Electric Trollys, and More SUB-WAYS?
Since Americans can’t afford to pay at the pump anymore, and pay their insurance, and vehicle payments, with the rate hikes in home heating cost’s, and Electricity, food, water, etc., etc.. Is this a viable way to improve our infrastructure, and allow Americans to be able to work?

Best answer:

Answer by TishaTiger
yes it is, i think. its sort of like carpooling you know. and it helps provide jobs. and it may even cut the cost of gasoline, if more people pooled together and used community transportation, they would have to lower the cost of gasoline simply because we aren’t using it. and the cost of automobiles would lower, causing the country to import less, which would reduce the cost of taxes. so yes i def. agree that it would help.

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Will the U.S. phase out commuter trains that use diesel and switch to electric trains in the future?

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Question by Pope Bend-A-Dick: Will the U.S. phase out commuter trains that use diesel and switch to electric trains in the future?
I noticed how all the commuter trains here in Massachusetts use diesel engines. Will they switch to overhead lines in the not so distant future?

Best answer:

Answer by dieterzakas
Electrification is enormously expensive, to the extent that it’s only used on high-density lines. In this time of tight money, even transit agencies are suffering; any substantial capital undertaking would have to go before the state legislature, and to raise the money would mean issuing debt in the form of bonds. Given that paying these bonds would mean increased taxes, the taxpayers would effectively say, “No dice.”

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