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  1. KWBud

    Rail in the Keys?

    Oy. Denialist rhetoric from the anti-transportation fringe? A sure sign that some people haven't done their research. Most people agree that our nation was built on transportation. In the early years, the New York State Barge Canal created a cheap transportation link between the Midwest and...
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    Rail in the Keys?

    According to our local historian, it made good business sense to build the original railroad. Key West was the third largest city in Florida at the time. Shipping goods by rail was cheaper than by ship. Key West already had good trade with Cuba, so that connection was already in place. He...
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    Rail in the Keys?

    While I can't dispute the facts, I have a much different take on the overall situation. By the way, there is another itinerant ferry that does come in occasionally, but it isn't a big factor in the overall picture. We have the ferry terminal and it could be used for service to anywhere...
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    Rail in the Keys?

    I don't know whether you are referring to me or not, but I base my observations on science, not media hype. And while past performance does not guarantee future results, it is the baseline that we use to compare trends. I doubt that any of the islands in the Keys will be abandoned due to seal...
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    Rail in the Keys?

    9.0001 inches? 90 Feet? The nicest thing about predicting eustatic sea level, climate or any other long term trend is that you will never be called on it if your prediction is incorrect. So, it's easy to make such predictions with all the confidence in the world. Just a side note; virtually...
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    Rail in the Keys?

    The actual sea level rise in Key West is about 9 inches per century, but in Galveston it is over 2 feet per century. In Alaska, the sea level is actually falling by over 5 feet per century. That said eustatic sea level in geologically stable areas does actually show a rise of about 8 inches...
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    Rail in the Keys?

    KYBud: As the old saying goes, "Be careful what you ask for, you might just get it!" The Cruise ship crowds should be enough of the fern bar and shopping types to go along with the vehicle traffic. The old Key West, as has been said, is already gone!
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    Rail in the Keys?

    With satellites, we will probably always have sufficient warning on hurricanes. Whether we prepare or not is a different story. We had plenty of warning for Wilma and were still not prepared. However we won't have much warning when the Megatsunami hits :wacko: Anyhow, think of the tourist...
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    Rail in the Keys?

    Fern bars? Key West? We are a hard drinking town with a serious tourist problem :blush: Anyhow, on topic, the article mentions monorail and I suspect that the system would have to be something like that. While a lot of the old grade (Old US1) is still there, it would be impractical to use...
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    Rail in the Keys?

    Sometime in the distant past, an unnamed storm took out the railroad serving the Florida Keys. The rail bed and the bridges were purloined by a road project and most everyone assumed that railroading in the Keys would never return. However there is some thought about bringing light rail back...
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    TSA spreading its wings

    Have you not just done something similar by blurring the lines between merely standing firm for your rights and civil disobedience, or breaking the law as an act of protest? I do stand up for my Constitutional Rights, but leave breaking the law to make a point to others. I feel that painting...
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    Train 92 delay 6/26

    Right now, 6:40 PM, Train 92 is crawling along at a walking pace in Plant City, just out of Tampa. The conductor came on and said it was "due to the weather you see outside the train right now." To me it looks cloudy with a slight drizzle. It hasn't rained all that much for Florida. Anyone...
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    Tropical storm Andrea, Will it stop the train?

    This looks to be a very wet storm. It has downpoured here for a week while the storm was forming. It is still raining despite the fact that the storm center is over 300 Miles to our north. Expectations are for 3 to 6 inches of rain along the path of the storm with isolated rainfall amounts of...
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    Tropical storm Andrea, Will it stop the train?

    We have seen some squalls come through with winds of 35 - 40 and we're a long way east of the center, so it is a big wet storm and should not be trivialized yet. We're working the bar for drinks, remember? It was the storm of the Century! Tipped over everything but the Locomotive!! We were...
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    Tropical storm Andrea, Will it stop the train?

    If the storm does indeed head your way and chase you up the coast, the good news is that it won't develop into a hurricane. As someone mentioned it is an extremely wet storm and could cause flooding, but you will have passed through the area before any real flooding is likely. But you can say...
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