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Walmart is quietly taking control of its rail operations - Business Insider
Walmart is taking control of their supply chain through a pilot program in which the $500 billion retailer uses name-brand freight containers designed in-house. The pilot is only in Southern California.
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9 hours ago by areadevelopment
Swissvale Falls — Expedition Recon
Little waterfall off the old Missouri Pacific line (Landon trail) near Overbrook.
Kansas  destinations  rail  scenic 
5 days ago by ahall
Why the California Bullet Train Project Failed: 7 "Worst Practices"
California Governor Gavin Newsom (D)’s announcement yesterday that he was curtailing plans to construct a statewide high-speed rail system – instead only completing the Merced to Bakersfield section for which funding is already in hand and construction is underway – leaves a lot of people wondering if the failure of this project in the richest state in the U.S. means that high-speed rail is doomed to failure throughout America.

However, many of the problems that have led to the apparent failure of the California project are unique and don’t necessarily apply to other projects.
california  highspeed  rail 
8 days ago by NightOwlCity
High-Speed Rail - - What’s a Gadgetbahn? (2017)
The word is a portemanteau of the English “Gadget” and the German word “bahn”, which means rail or train. A gadgetbahn is a speculative transportation concept that proposes to solve planning and financial issues via some sort of magical techno-fix, likely some technology that doesn’t even exist yet. Classic examples of gadgetbahns are: monorails, “personal rapid transit”, maglevs, or the newest addition to the family, the “hyperloop”.
HSR  Rail  Urban-Planning  City  Transportation  Transit 
10 days ago by mfernando

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