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No Answers Yet in 737 MAX Crash/ Let’s Shut Down Amtrak

Fox Business reports about the Ethiopian Airlines crash of March 10, 2019 that killed 157 people: Faulty sensors on a Boeing 737 Max jet that resulted in an Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this year are reportedly thought to have been … Continue reading

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Transcontinental RR: 150 Years!/ 2020 Dems are a Sad Bunch

Wow! 150 years ago, on May 10, 1869, the “Golden Spike” was driven at Promontory, Utah, completing the transcontinental American railroad. Two separate lines – one coming east from California and the other going west from Omaha, Nebraska – were … Continue reading

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How Environmentalists & Leftists Ruin US Railroads

Nikitas3.com is a huge fan of American railroads. And by “railroads” I am referring to our freight railroads which comprise the biggest and most efficient railroad system anywhere in the world. Anyone who knows about railroads knows that this is … Continue reading

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2017 was Fabulous!/ Did Antifa Derail Amtrak Train?

2017 was the most memorable political year in the baby-boomer lifetime of Nikitas3.com (I was born in 1953). Every day of 2017 I woke up energized. But, hey, with the election of a true conservative reformer – and a rabble-rouser … Continue reading

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Liberals Fret about Failing Public Transit Systems

Here is an excerpt from PJMedia: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), Hillary Clinton’s running mate in the 2016 election, said the public should be “worried” about the Washington, D.C. Metro (subway) heading into a death spiral without the proper funding and … 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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Public Rail Transit is Overpriced, Inefficient

A researcher at the conservative/libertarian Cato Institute named Randal O’Toole has done a lot of great work debunking the myths of American public transit. O’Toole explains over and over that rail-based public transit systems (commuter trains, subways, trolleys, Amtrak, etc.) … 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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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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