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1/4 RAILIFICATION-CONVERSION=1/4 FUEL SAVINGS

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RAILISTICALLY speaking:

Converting 1/4th of US road,highway/interstate network into an integrated road/rail system could shave off 1/4th of its petrol-imports...

Reducing the US daily consumption of 20 million barrels of creamy crude to 15 million or less! Presently, at least $1+1/2 billion dollars per day go to Biggie Petro Stick out tongueWhisperand friends. Road-Railification could free up close to $400 million dollars/per dayYes for the USA to 'invest, not just spend' on  various types of energy-efficient-lean mean-railroading-machine projects.

Spend the savings on (dedicated - & - separated)  "ANY-SPEED-RAIL"  for freight & passenger transport.

1/20th global population (USA) consumes 1/4 global petro-output. (1/20th -slurps- 1/4th 'G.O.P.' global oil production/Grand Old Party)

1/4 of highway network railified/adapted/integrated/modified could increase efficiency..(1/4th on a diet -sips- 1/8th G.O.P.)

Not really that far fetched....sipping instead of slurping.

  • Large, bold-face type doesn't make this blog anymore intelligent.  Sadly, the writer knows not of what he writes and in the process gives all rail fans a bad reputation.

  • Using this logic, I have to assume that no fuel is consumed in transporting goods or passengers by rail.

  • What you see is what you get, JohnS.  He'll never respond and most assuredly will not engage in discussion.  Railwayist simply utters sounds; they don't have to make sense - and don't.

  • JS>"Using this logic, I have to assume that no fuel is consumed in transporting goods or passengers by rail."

    It's worse than that....fuel is created!  Diesel flowing out the vents!  Think of the environmental consequences!!!  Think of the Children!!!!!   Oh, the humanity!

  • JS>"Using this logic, I have to assume that no fuel is consumed in transporting goods or passengers by rail."

    It's worse than that....fuel is created!  Diesel flowing out the vents!  Think of the environmental consequences!!!  Think of the Children!!!!!   Oh, the humanity!

  • Didn't say that no fuel is consumed by diesel-electric locomotives---they just consume it far more efficiently than big-foot monster trucks.

    Since the west coast of Florida is rapidly being covered with a mysterious ashphalt-like substance, with plenty of sand on hand---a super-sized-truck free-way will take the place of the beach.

  • Ye gads, RAILWAYIST.  You were doing fine as long as you stuck to the fact that diesel-electric locomotives use fuel far more efficiently thand do trucks.  But then you had to ruin it -- and in the process defend your reputation for blather -- with a comment a truck freeway will be built along Florida's Gulf Coast.  Perhaps you don't intend for others to take you seriously.  If that's the case, you succeed admirably.

  • So...which one of the Gulf Coast States gets the claim to fame as 'THE TARR-BALL STATE?'