AMTRAK vs.China Network Rail >Passengers< ?

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AMTRAK vs.China Network Rail >Passengers< ?
Posted by samfp1943 on Friday, May 1, 2020 11:47 AM

While surfing I found a couple of You Tube vides that I found to be interesting, and might start some conversations here.

THe first is an AMTRAK Published video ( approx relase 4 months>2020?)  Its subjects are issues around AMTRAK and of course it  highlights some of MR. Richard Anderson's, tenure, and problems, within AMTRAK and its network.

"AMTRAKS Grand Plan for Profitibuility"  Linked @

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSw7fWCrDk0

Then one can juxtapose it and its situation with the HSR rail Network in China:

title : " Why China Is So Good At Building Railroads" linked @https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JDoll8OEFE

I was amazed at the comparisons of distances, costs, and explanations of their implementations of routes. 

Wioth China currently on everyone's 'front burner' these days, comparisons seem to be both distant and evoke stronger feelings.  But most people outside of China, are unfamiliar with many things happening there, and current circumstances regarding populations within China. 

    To some of us who have not traveled there, and whose conceptions of 'Asisan cultures' date to around the period from 1965/1975. Specifically. travels to Viet Nam and maybe a side trip to an R&R City while in RVN.   That ain't the current situation in either RVN or China. Blindfold

Just keep in mind a current US populatuion of around 328.2 Million, and consider China with a current population of around, some 1.4  Billion... Whistling

 

[edit to correct Pop. ####]

 

 


 

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Posted by BaltACD on Friday, May 1, 2020 11:51 AM

samfp1943
Just keep in mind a current US populatuion of around 350 Million, and consider China with a current population of around, some 320 Billion... Whistling

With the world's population being approximately 7 Billion, I suspect you mean China has 3.2 Billion.

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Posted by Miningman on Friday, May 1, 2020 12:21 PM

Good Lord!!

China -- 1.393 Billion 

India-- 1.353 Billion

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Posted by samfp1943 on Friday, May 1, 2020 12:24 PM

BaltACD
 
samfp1943
Just keep in mind a current US populatuion of around 350 Million, and consider China with a current population of around, some 320 Billion... Whistling

 

With the world's population being approximately 7 Billion, I suspect you mean China has 3.2 Billion.  

 

     BaltACD

                       You are correctStar..I screwed the number up in my notes!Crying

  Per Google recheck as of 2018 China's population is 1.4 Billion

                                      : 2018 US population is 328.2 Million

 

 


 

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Posted by Electroliner 1935 on Monday, May 4, 2020 12:48 AM

Anyone notice that the CoastStarlight route between LA & SF is missing on the Long Distance train map shown at 3:30 & 8:20 in the film.

  

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Posted by daveklepper on Monday, May 4, 2020 5:42 PM

Because it is supposed to be replaced by California's own HS trains.

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Posted by GERALD L MCFARLANE JR on Monday, May 4, 2020 7:17 PM

daveklepper

Because it is supposed to be replaced by California's own HS trains. 

No it is not Dave, that is not the point of CAHSR, someone just forgot to include it in the map obviously.

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, May 4, 2020 8:07 PM

GERALD L MCFARLANE JR
 
daveklepper

Because it is supposed to be replaced by California's own HS trains.  

No it is not Dave, that is not the point of CAHSR, someone just forgot to include it in the map obviously.

No they didn't - it's a conspiracy.

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