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View Diary: All aboard with hi-speed rail in America! (314 comments)

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  •  Love the first photograph (17+ / 0-)

    it features two great technological accomplishments from different centuries that highlight one of mankind's most amazing abilities, the combination of science and art to create practical items of great intrinsic beauty.  The iron architecture of the train station and the high speed train, separated by about 140 years in time, both beautiful, and not at all incongruent despite the differences in culture and art when they were produced.

    As for high speed rail, apparently, Congress can't do anything intelligent, practical or beautiful anymore.   We'll be behind every other nation on earth in getting an efficient, practical and green method of transportation.  Americans used to seize on new technology so quickly, now we are mentally moribund in ways I just can not fathom.

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