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dsefcik
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3/31/2014
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Just in case for those who may not have seen this already

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2014/Mar/29/pacific-imperial-railroad-mts-contract-trouble/

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4/1/2014
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I like the photo better than any part of the story. It all sounds a little suspicious.
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4/1/2014
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hikerdmb wrote:
I like the photo better than any part of the story. It all sounds a little suspicious.
Kinda what I thought also, I sorta lost interest by the end of the first page.

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4/1/2014
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Kusi is running a 3 part series on the disaster known as the Pacific Imperial Railroad. Here's a link

http://www.kusi.com/story/25124362/the-desert-line-a-train-to-nowhere

I'll admit, due to my son's interest in trains and this line in particular, I follow this stuff more than most people. Its a complete mess, and that's an understatement. The information from my various sources is nothing short of head shaking.
If they do manage to raise the $150 million the stated goal for the railroad to be profitable is to run 400 cars a day on the line. Without boring everyone with the details that's going to be a near impossible number to move.
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4/2/2014
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I saw that on the news, I did not have a chance to watch it though...thanks for the info.

I looked thru this book the other day while at the book store, it had some great pictures of the railway and I recognized some of the camps down in the gorge. I am going to buy online, it is cheap enough.





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4/7/2014
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This book about the Impossible Railroad is pretty good (I think). It has very little narrative but instead has 2-3 pictures on each page telling the entire story of the railroad with photos (many never published before) and a paragraph or so with each. Highly recommended for anybody interested in knowing the history of the railroad. There is much, much more to it than just the trestle.

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4/7/2014
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dsefcik wrote:
This book about the Impossible Railroad is pretty good (I think). It has very little narrative but instead has 2-3 pictures on each page telling the entire story of the railroad with photos (many never published before) and a paragraph or so with each. Highly recommended for anybody interested in knowing the history of the railroad. There is much, much more to it than just the trestle.


Thanks! Just ordered it smile
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4/7/2014
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I think you will like it..!

Nolan (anutami) wrote:
dsefcik wrote:
This book about the Impossible Railroad is pretty good (I think). It has very little narrative but instead has 2-3 pictures on each page telling the entire story of the railroad with photos (many never published before) and a paragraph or so with each. Highly recommended for anybody interested in knowing the history of the railroad. There is much, much more to it than just the trestle.


Thanks! Just ordered it smile


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