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April 15th, 2008
06:29 pm


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Cross Country Adventure
Today I picked up tickets for Pond Filk. I'm not quite sure why I am going except it makes for a good excuse to take a cross country train trip in a sleeper car. I will be riding the Empire Builder on the way out and Peter will come with me on the way back. A two day trip each way.

Oh, and you are allowed to make high-jacking jokes at a train depot without security guards jumping you. I commented that I hoped my train wouldn't get high-jacked to Cuba. The ticket agent instantly replied that she would rather be high-jacked to Hawaii. I think I will enjoy this trip.

By the way, what ever happen to the high speed trains of tomorrow?

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Date:April 15th, 2008 11:35 pm (UTC)
Oh, we could so use a high-speed train between Detroit and Chicago. With mag-lev technology combined with computer control technology, we might be able to get people between the two cities faster than air travel.
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Date:April 16th, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
The high speed trains of tomorrow? They are in France.
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Date:April 16th, 2008 01:13 am (UTC)
I thought the really cool ones were in Japan.
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Date:May 6th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)

By the way, what ever happen to the high speed trains of tomorrow?

They're in Germany*: Intercity Express. Though I still prefer the slower sechser-Abteil (aisle on one side, compartments with six seats, enclosed in sliding door on the other) trains--wonder if they still have them.

*Granted, France's are a bit faster at 320 kph vs. 300 kph.
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