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    Interesting Fact

    I get a Magazine call CW , CompositesWorld

    Its crazy all the stuff in the works , I did see this



    Rail Freight Facts
    U.S Railroads, on a Average , move 1 ton of freight 480 Miles on 1 Gallon of Fuel.
    Freight railroads are 3-4 times more fuel efficient than trucks,on average.
    Moving freight by train instead of truck reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 75%.
    Railroads account for 40%of U.S freight but 1.9% of U.S transport-related Greenhouse gas emissions

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    Unfortunately, what those trains move is mostly freight disembarked from ships docking on the West Coast. Not only is the junk in those ships produced under environmentally negative conditions. The ships themselves leave quite a large carbon footprint, negating the fuel-efficiency of railroads. If industry were to return to where it once belonged, then what the railroads could save in carbon emissions would now count

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    A great number of the trains are moving coal for powerplants. Coal ius cool take that AL (not you the former VP).

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    Trains moving their own fuel are also cool


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    Right you are, Mark. Al Gore (former VP) has made a fortune off the myth of so-called 'human induced' 'global warming' (AKA 'climate change'). The real 'Inconvenient Truth' is that our planet made the transition to the next thousands of years long naturally occurring cooling cycle about 22 years ago, if memory serves me well.

    Cool video, Al. Is it true that trains in Germany always run on time? My Uncle Frank (Dad's younger brother) was a railway engineer. He saw the change from steam to diesel locomotives during his many years doing that.

    In retirement, he ran a scaled down narrow gauge train carrying kids and adults through the park in his home town (1960s). He really enjoyed the smiles he brought to their faces when they rode his train.

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    Speaking of trains...... Remember these scenes from 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid?'......

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxWr...l=O-DogKubrick

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdKv...nnel=Potentium

    Here is a link to the entire movie......

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIQ0...=YouTubeMovies

    Enjoy,

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    Quote Originally Posted by enigma57 View Post
    ...Is it true that trains in Germany always run on time?...
    If the Germans continue to surrender the control of their country to malevolent forces, we might someday witness running-on-time German trains re-appearing

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    The reason most freight goes by trunk is because of warehouse space. Most manufacturers use (Just in Time) shipping. They don't want to store a box car load, they want a truck load just in time to start using it. Truck freight is quick and reliable, compared to rail.

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    This just in time crap makes the shortages we have experienced as of late related to Covid.

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