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Train from China to America: Feasible?

 
 
Reply Sun 18 May, 2014 02:49 pm
Just saw on another site China wants to do this.
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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2014 02:57 pm
@edgarblythe,
Do you know if it's one of those high speed trains that would go through a tunnel?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2014 02:59 pm
roger
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2014 03:00 pm
@edgarblythe,
No.

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chai2
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2014 03:01 pm
@edgarblythe,
Yeah, I think it's feasible.
chai2
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2014 03:06 pm
@chai2,
I wouldn't base my opinion on the video supplied.

I mean, who is this Richard Fowler? He's a talk show host, not an engineer.

I'd like to see some description of how it would be done. Where there's a will there's a way.

We didn't used to think man could fly.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2014 04:33 pm
From CNN. This makes it seem less remarkable, perhaps, but it would be huge.

China mulls building high-speed train from China to U.S.
It's an engineering feat that could make the great wall look small: a high-speed train from China to the U.S.

According to a report in the Beijing times, Chinese officials are considering building a high-speed rail line that would start in northern China, go up through Russia and connect through Canada into America.

The proposed line would be more than 8,000 miles long. That's like travelling from New York to Los Angeles almost three times.

It would have an underwater tunnel that stretches 125 miles - four times longer than the tunnel connecting England and France.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 20 May, 2014 05:09 am
@edgarblythe,
China always does **** without thinking it through. That, plus their love of shoddy workmanship should make a trainride across the Behring Straits a real adventure.
I worked along the Aleutian archipelago and I gotta tell you that stretch of islands is about as long as the entire lower 48 of USA. Thered probably be a hundred bridges or more and building a bridge to last in such a climate would be a real challenge to do it right.
Itd be like the Concorde, neat to talk about but what purpose would it serve?
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 20 May, 2014 05:11 am
@farmerman,
China always gives a rats ass BOUT environmental or natural degredation. Look at that damn dam they built and destroyed the entire mass of polje mountains and limestone bluffs
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