Quote: Originally Posted by justinmb
I agree trains are great I would be all for that, I think bombardier makes them for Japan. My wife is a civil engineer with a masters in railway design from Germany she has been trying to get on with CP/CN since her degree was recognized last year with little luck, so we may move soon either way she intends to help revamp our rail system although I am sure it is riddled with politics like all other things
CP cant keep their trains on the tracks at 60 k,I would hate to see them run a high speed.
Theres 2 derailments or more a year here from Fernie B.C. to Burmis Alberta which is 30 miles east of the Alta/B.C. border.
Thats just a 130 mile stretch into the rockys.They had one right across from my house a few years ago,and when I lived in Burmis I witnessed 2 runaways and derailments complete with explosions while BBQing at a friends house which was next to the tracks..
I love trains though,I still remember when I moved west from Toronto in the 60's on the train and glenn Campbells one record playing over and over.
I remember every minute of that long train ride and thats when there was passenger service through the crowsnest pass into Fernie B.C. and the coast.
The service stopped here shortly after we moved and my dad rented the cpr station for a warehouse for his hardware store and I spent many days in the old office listening to CBC on their radio,they told me it ran through the rails.
Eventually we found the tunnel in the basement that linked the whole towns main street up from the prohibition days when rum running was big.