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East-West Railroad Feasibility Study

 

Two Wholly Different Takes

(VIDEO)

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

We have two entirely different takes on the proposed East-West railroad for you here.

Above is our poignantly humorous short line version of what it takes making the estimated $1.2 billion high cost and high risk project a reality come true.

Below is the more serious and thorough draft study presented by BST Associates and the Burger Rail Group to the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District on July 25, 2013. 

The informative albeit dry rail presentation– a delight for railroadie enthusiasts everywhere– starts at the 14:00 minute mark.

Dreams can come true– especially if you have enough of someone else’s money shoveled into them.

 

3 Responses to “East-West Railroad Feasibility Study”

  1. bmasson says:

    I thank god I live in America and I thank god for people that have vision and hope .I will never stop supporting the east west rail I no that the future of Humboldt is at stake.

    • skippy says:

      Well said, bmasson. Opinions differ like race horses and missionaries, and that is what America is all about: differing opinions, vision and hope. Progress finds a way and it’s within our human nature to light the path ahead of us. Hopefully.

      It sure is expensive and risky at times.

  2. "Henchman Of Justice" says:

    God has nothing to do with any of us living in America – Thank Your parents!

    Anyhow, if it can be done (and it can), then let the private sector pay 100% of the costs. It will be irony to see destruction over here, but restoration over there.

    Lastly, Humboldt County will not die if the east-west idea fails again like it has in the past.

    What is at stake?

    Answer: Different real property “assessor parcel numbers” and the money potentials to be made.

    HOJ

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