“Near HSR” “Magistrala CFR 800” (Line 800) – in Romania

Translation of heading above: “”Minimum Duration of the Train Journey” for each year, in hours.

By Leroy W. Demery, Jr.

In the last few years, Romania has outdone the United States on implementing “near high-speed rail” on one of its major intercity passenger rail routes from Constana to Bucharest. Romania has managed to implement good service spending a fraction of the capital poured into the Northeast Corridor, for example.

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Recollections of a Vanished Era – in Mississippi

By Leroy W. Demery, Jr.

Certain of our loyal and disloyal opponents love to quote statistics by the trainload (pun intended) – but avoid certain issues like the proverbial “third rail” (pun intended – again).

You are not likely to see anything related to, um, Amerikaanse apartheid (“American apartheid”) on websites such as http://ti.org/antiplanner/, publicpurpose.com or demographia.com. To paraphrase Oscar Bonavena, the late Argentine boxer, you’d think they were chicken (“Cheep! Cheep! Cheep!”).

By contrast, we denizens of this website do not shy away from such matters. Thus this post.’

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