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Phony Tesla PR Stunt/ Shut Down Grossly Inefficient Amtrak

The founder of Tesla Motors also is in the rocket business. Elon Musk launched one of his rockets on February 6 with one of his Tesla electric cars on board. It is a PR stunt for the Tesla car which … Continue reading

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Myths about US, European Passenger Trains Exposed

(All numbers given in his commentary are accepted figures, reported numbers, rounded numbers, estimates based on facts, or averages of numbers found in research on the internet. They are chosen for as much accuracy as possible.) For decades we have … Continue reading

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Private-Sector US Transportation System is World’s Best

There is a magazine called TRAINS which covers modern American freight railroads, passenger trains, foreign railroads, locomotive technology, signaling systems, US railroad history etc., every possible subject. TRAINS covers private-sector American freight railroads well but is constantly banging the drum … Continue reading

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Media Bias Rampant over Lac-Megantic Oil Train Explosion

Here is an update on a story about the July 6, 2013 tragedy in Canada involving a runaway freight train carrying crude oil that crashed and exploded in the town of Lac-Megantic, Quebec. The thoughts and prayers of Nikitas3.com go … Continue reading

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Railroad Safety Fanatics Mandate Wasteful PTC System

PTC means Positive Train Control and it is a perfect example of how socialism seeks to inject itself into American business even when liberals have no idea what they are saying or doing (which is always). PTC is a very … Continue reading

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What Powers our National Economy?

(Some of the facts and figures presented in this commentary were gathered in 2012 and 2011. They are still pertinent today.) Here is an interesting statistic that was in the news. The much-vaunted Facebook internet site, which employs only about … Continue reading

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310 MPH Passenger Train in Japan… So What?

Here is a headline and a few paragraphs from telegraph.co.uk, the website of the Daily Telegraph in Britain, about a futuristic passenger train in Japan: Japan Tests 310 MPH Bullet Train – The new generation L0 Series trains, which employ … Continue reading

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Cars, Planes and Buses Serve Us Well – Passenger Trains Don’t

What nation has by far the biggest and most efficient railroad network on the planet? We are trained to reflexively think that the answer certainly is Germany or Japan or even China. But the answer is the USA. Our freight … Continue reading

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