Seattle's new streetcars

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Seattle's new streetcars
Posted by gp18 on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 2:30 PM

Oops? Questions raised as to whether 10 new streetcars ordered by Seattle will fit current tracks

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Posted by Miningman on Tuesday, July 31, 2018 3:57 PM
  • From the article !
  • Are the new vehicles compatible with the current track gauge? If not, what options, costs and disruptions to service would there be for retrofitting the tracks?”

Well it's not April 1st so it can't be a joke. If this is accurate it is truly beyond understanding. Did these people get their degrees from a Cracker Jack box? That would be the only parallel equivalent explanation. 

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Posted by daveklepper on Wednesday, August 01, 2018 5:37 AM

Track gauge is not a problem. The problem is obviously clearances,  And perhaps the review will show there is no problem.

But we should remember the aseof the Illinois Terminal streamliners, which could not reach donwtown Peoria because they could not fit arounde streetcar curves; the trucks would not pivot sufficiently,

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