|Great Northern Train entering St. Paul station|
I may be one of the only persons in the world who actually likes being stopped in traffic at a train crossing. The clickity-clackity of the train going by is like music to my ears. As a child, I remember seeing the mailbag grabbed from a post with a big hook as the train flew by a station.
This fascination with rails extends to the streetcars of my youth, mono-rails, and even the little park trains that cheat by running on little wheels.
|Little train in Riverfront Park, Spokane, Washington|
|Garden Model Railroad|
I loved going through the Selby streetcar tunnel in St. Paul when I was a girl. My grandma would let me ride back and forth to my hearts delight. God bless her!
|Selby Street Streetcar Tunnel in St. Paul|
The short downtown mono-rail in Seattle is a must do when I visit.
I've taken the tourist train ride in Ione, Washington many times (even though the cars seem to mimic a ride to Auschwitz.)
|Ione/Metaline Falls Train|
|Amtrak in the mountains|
So you would think a person such as me would be the first in line to support high-speed rail lines being constructed. Well, I'm not.
Because? They Don't Work!!
Which brings me to a great post by the Lonely Conservative: Dan Maffei Thinks Choo Choo Trains Will Boost Economy
Hack Wilson is as sick of the negative political ads as I am - maybe more so. I don't think they work, and as a matter of fact, I don't think any political ads really work. I really believe the people that vote are smarter than the average peach pit - just my opinion...What is it with Democrats and choo choo trains? You’d think they would have learned that dumping millions of dollars into rail subsidies was a bad idea in the 1970′s. But no, these progressives never learn. read the entire article
As a result of his fine post, Hack earns the coveted:
Rant of the Day Award:
One week from Victory
by Hack Wilson
Today, in order to soothe my soul, a trip to Costco is on the agenda right after I have four brand spanking new tires installed on my car.
Play nice while I'm gone and visit Larwyn's Links (click on image) for the best of the web.