Category Archives: Rail

2018 mayhem for the North West of Sydney

The Daily Telegraph describes the mayhem we are in for next year. SEVENTY-FOUR extra buses between 8 and 9am on already congested roads. MORE than 5000 people boarding buses at Macquarie University Station in the evening peak hour. FIFTY-EIGHT extra … Continue reading

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Free speech not a big priority for doomers

It doesn’t take long to get banned from doomer websites. They tend to quickly recycle tired old myths to people like myself that quote peer-reviewed research into nuclear power, affordable synthetic diesel, and other matters. Then, before too long, your … Continue reading

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Renationalise the trains

As my friend OSO said on Facebook… “The neo-liberal age of economics is over. Private industry doesn’t always allocate resources in the most efficient manner. The total cost of producing some goods and services isn’t always borne by the producer … Continue reading

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Airships, trucks, and trains compared

The ton-mile’s of various craft were compared in this Next Big Future post. Wikipedia defines Gross-ton-miles as “Gross Ton Mile (GTM) is commonly used in Rail Transportation. Gross Ton Mile is the product of total weight (including the weight of … Continue reading

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Is Paramatta Road going from UGLY to New Urban?

At first blush, this seems like a great bit of New Urban planning! If the new authorities can be established, a master plan will convert one of the ugliest, busiest, most traffic-jammed roads in Sydney into a desirable place to … Continue reading

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Chinese trees and bigger blimps

2 Quick good news snippets: 1. China has replanted an area the size of Belgium with trees, and by 2020 should have replanted an area the size of France. I’ll say that again; an area the size of France! 2. … Continue reading

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Obama Calling For $53B For High Speed Rail – Slashdot

A billion here, a billion there and pretty soon you’re talking about real money going into fast-rail. “President Obama is calling for $53B to be appropriated for the construction of high-speed rail in the United States over the next 6 … Continue reading

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