[LMB] OT: Alternative Transport

athagan at atlantic.net athagan at atlantic.net
Wed Sep 3 14:32:43 BST 2008


Quoting Paula Lieberman <paal at gis.net>:

>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "anmar mirza" <anmar.mirza at gmail.com>
>
>
>> On Tue, Sep 2, 2008 at 4:10 PM, <CatMtn at aol.com> wrote:
>>
>>> Er--and you're left driving on steel wheels?  That doesn't sound  awfully
>>> comfortable.  Or do you somehow raise the steel wheels and find  yourself
>>> on the
>>> good old pneumatic-tired variety?
>>
>> No, the highway road trains are just regular cars that can
>> link and unlink and share power and controls.  I was just
>> pointing out one of the two reasons that regular trains
>> are so efficient.  Though I think there is a market for being able
>> to load your car on a regular train "ferry" to move you and your
>> car across long distances.
>
> There had been one for a while that went between the Washington DC area and
> Florida, I think, years ago, called the "car train"

Auto Train - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_Train

.....Alan.




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