Rail authority's 'new vision' includes old technology Issues Beyond Palo Alto, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Apr 1, 2012 at 10:19 am
Seeking to appease its Bay Area critics, the California High-Speed Rail Authority on Friday unveiled its latest proposed addition for the controversial line -- a colossal catapult that would shoot passengers from San Jose to San Francisco, allowing them to bypass the Peninsula entirely.
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Posted by Fool, a resident of the Greenmeadow neighborhood, on Apr 1, 2012 at 11:50 am
Why not use steam locomotives with water towers and coal piles at all of the stations along the route? Gotta luv those old time whistles at all grade crossings--no arms, either, just the big white X and "look both ways."
Posted by FrankF, a resident of the Ventura neighborhood, on Apr 1, 2012 at 11:51 am FrankF is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Naturally this will be opposed by the Audubon Society because of potential collisions with lock birds. And if you think the train whistles are loud wait until you have to listen the the screams of hundreds passengers as they are flung over head.
Still nice to see they are thinking "out of the box"