The Past and the Future!
North America, China, Russia, Europe High Speed Railroad
High-Speed Rail Transportation
1. North America
800 miles of track between Fairbanks, Alaska and the Canadian Rail Road
this connects North America
(considered a short Spur, in Railroad terms)
2. Alaska Bering Straight
this connects America, China and Europe
The Bering Straight migration theory suggests that humans began crossing the Bering Straight as early as 15,000 B.C.
The area of the Bering Land Bridge, called by some scholars “Beringia” is thought to have been a 500-mile wide swath of land covered with tundra-like vegetation used by both humans and animals to cross into the North American arctic regions and beyond.
This swath of land is thought to have been created 20,000 to 25,000 years ago, near the end of the Pleistocene (Ice Ages).
Continental glaciers forming in the northern hemisphere locked up so much water that the level of the oceans are thought to have dropped more than 300 feet lower than present levels.
Upgrade to Twin Track High Speed Rail
this will give the world 200 years of Economic Development
private companies ran both the passenger and freight trains in the United States.
In those years the Federal Government paid little attention to Railroads as they all seem to make lots of money, and new technology & Industries Lobbied for financial support until the auto & plane Industry surpassed the Railroads.
So the Railroad corporations made a deal with the federal government that they would keep the profitable freight business, and let the government take over the money-losing passenger lines, the Federal Governments response was Amtrak.
Today, many believe that U.S. passenger Rail lines, with appropriate use of new technologies such as mag lev (magnetically levitated)
and Hydrogen-Electric High-Speed Rail, can be profitable once again.
Beyond profitability, high-speed train travel will become an essential transportation mode of the future.
Among the many advantages of these faster safer trains are economic growth, lower housing costs, reduced traffic and urban congestion, and a cleaner environment.
High speed Rail is a "green" technology that will ease our reliance on cars, planes and hydrocarbon fuels as it changes our commuting and other travel habits.
Currently there is in the USA 140,000 miles of rail line and 150,000 grade crossings.
Tech 2100 - High Speed Rail shows how our country is rolling toward better use of these exciting new trains, and how they will change our world.
This 30-minute TV program is co-hosted by two leading experts in the nation: Mark Dysart, President of the High Speed Rail Association, and Jolene Molitoris, Federal Railroad Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration. Clearly, the Europeans and Japanese have left us in their tracks.
Konstantin Tsiolkovsky -
a Russian school teacher.
He anticipated and solved many of the problems that were going to come up for rocket powered flight and drew up several rocket designs.
He determined that liquid fuel rockets would be needed to get to space, and that the rockets would need to be built in stages (he called them "rocket trains").
He concluded that oxygen and hydrogen
would be the most powerful fuels to use. He had predicted how, 65 years later, the Saturn V rocket would operate for the first landing of men on the moon.