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Thread: Passenger Trains in DR?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PICHARDO View Post
    If you follow the line trail on the DR map to the left of the images, you can clearly see how this line#1 of the hybrid rail will link all the major industrial parks from Haina to Codevi at the DR-Haiti border.

    No Puerto Plata. Interesting.

    Pich, when were those pictures taken, and where?

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    Pichardo,

    Convince the local authorities to look into the China straddling bus. This looks it would work here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpiFJsWdCuY

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    i believe Chinese interests have approached the DR several times over the years to build a rail line from Puerto Plata and elsewhere in the country. Perhaps the terms of the contract were not very good. China has had ambitions here, but i think the DR so far has decided to go with western firms for the big projects and ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dolores View Post
    Pichardo,

    Convince the local authorities to look into the China straddling bus. This looks it would work here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpiFJsWdCuY
    A couple of months ago I passed that video past my brother-in-law who is an architect based in Santiago. His comments were about the challenges at intersections, of which the ones in the DR are rather unruly.

    I'd like to see a few regular trains in the DR, two East-West, two North-South. If the container trucks and guaguas could get off the main highways, the traffic would flow much more safely.

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    If the possibility of theft was a reason for not doing something in the LRD nothing would ever be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones View Post
    No Puerto Plata. Interesting.

    Pich, when were those pictures taken, and where?
    He did say Puerto Plata would be connected during a second phase. I like the idea of trains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    The rails cut in the videos I show are not "ordinary" steel. They are the steel used to make rails.


    What is the exact alloy used in these magical new rails, likely used only in the DR, and only able to be cut with alien technology and what is the Brindle hardness number of these rails?
    Harder than 400 HB?
    Reardon Metal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    Reardon Metal?
    I have to "shrug" on that.

    But like everything else in the DR it is the best, I mean the very best, trust me, absolutely top shelf, highest end version available in the world.

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    Hopefully it gets done in my lifetime. Having a train that travels between the south and the north will help the tourism and the economy, especially in the south.

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    Imagine hopping a train to go to another city to get better deals in paca stores.

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