Pages

Jump to bottom

7 comments

1 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 12:56:15pm

Where did this train cross and how did they turn the cars around? I mean it's not like a truck that you can drive across the Ambassador Bridge and then across the Blue Water Bridge, back and forth, over and over. Trains are on a track and have to be turned around.

Did they uncouple the cars and then connect them to a truck?

2 ThomasLite  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 3:35:30pm

re: #1 Vicious Babushka

Where did this train cross and how did they turn the cars around? I mean it's not like a truck that you can drive across the Ambassador Bridge and then across the Blue Water Bridge, back and forth, over and over. Trains are on a track and have to be turned around.

Did they uncouple the cars and then connect them to a truck?

...Are you sure about that? All you'd have to do with a train here is uncouple the locomotive, use some parallel tracks (not hard, at a railyard) to get the loc to the other side of the train, attach it and drive back. Those things go both ways.
I believe the only reason you can't simply run the entire train, loc included, backwards has something to do with safety requirements, engineer being able to actually see out the front etc.

3 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 4:16:47pm

re: #2 ThomasLite

...Are you sure about that? All you'd have to do with a train here is uncouple the locomotive, use some parallel tracks (not hard, at a railyard) to get the loc to the other side of the train, attach it and drive back. Those things go both ways.
I believe the only reason you can't simply run the entire train, loc included, backwards has something to do with safety requirements, engineer being able to actually see out the front etc.

I was thinking of how many international rail crossings are there?

4 ThomasLite  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 4:24:13pm

re: #3 Vicious Babushka

I was thinking of how many international rail crossings are there?

...Ah, right. Well, from the article I wouldn't even be surprised if they took the same crossing 24 friggin' times...
Image: RailMapBig.jpg
makes me think it isn't many - but I think those are just the passenger transit routes. not sure how many cargo only lines there are nowadays? I know we have a few in Europe.

5 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 4:28:56pm

re: #4 ThomasLite

...Ah, right. Well, from the article I wouldn't even be surprised if they took the same crossing 24 friggin' times...
Image: RailMapBig.jpg
makes me think it isn't many - but I think those are just the passenger transit routes. not sure how many cargo only lines there are nowadays? I know we have a few in Europe.

That map is for Amtrak and Via, the passenger rail system. There is a separate system for freight rail. I don't think there are many rail border crossing points.

6 freetoken  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 8:11:57pm

The OilPrice article isn't that informative, and as expected it has been picked up by the usual suspects who want to demonize "green energy".

Anyway, the original story is here:

[Link: www.cbc.ca...]

[...]


The Bioversel fight against the CBSA’s search warrant of its Bloor Street offices in Toronto on May 30, 2012, was heard in court Wednesday in Quebec City. Court documents show European authorities had contacted the CBSA alleging Bioversel and another company mislabelled their merchandise and its origin. Officials are now investigating claims the companies were routing American-made biodiesel through Canada and falsifying its origin to avoid paying tens of millions of dollars in European anti-dumping duties.

The company denied the allegations in Quebec City, and is attempting to quash the warrants. Bioversel's lawyers accused CBSA officials of abusing their powers and executing the search on behalf of the European Anti-Fraud Office, saying the company has not broken any Canadian laws. The matter has been adjourned pending further deliberation.

The company has refused to explain why it paid CN to haul the same train shipment back and forth between Canada and the U.S.

Customs officials on both sides of the border declined to comment on the mystery, since the Toronto company is under investigation.

Natural Resources Canada, which runs a $1.5-billion biodiesel incentive program, was contacted numerous times by the CBC, and it has said it will look into the matter.

7 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Jan 2, 2013 9:46:58pm

re: #5 Vicious Babushka

That map is for Amtrak and Via, the passenger rail system. There is a separate system for freight rail. I don't think there are many rail border crossing points.

Actually Alouette, many tracks carry both passenger and freight traffic. Most of the tracks used by Metra commuter rail in Chicago are owned by freight companies. And even the Rock Island line that Metra owns carries freight trains frequently (I've seen them passing through Metra stations with my own eyes).


This page has been archived.
Comments are closed.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Recent PagesClick to refresh
Cracked Looks at the 5 Most Ridiculous CIA Plots Fidel Castro Survived ( Video )Castro's recent death made the news, now I thought it might be a good opportunity to tell everyone about this video from Cracked. I'm hardly a fan of the man, after all he arguably was a tyrant, but to be ...
CriticalDragon1177
4 minutes ago
Views: 17 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Trump, Cabinet Could Avoid Millions in Taxes Thanks to This Little-Known Law President-elect Donald Trump’s ultra-wealthy Cabinet nominees will be able to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes in the coming weeks when they sell some of their holdings to avoid conflicts of interest in their new positions. The tax ...
The Vicious Babushka
1 hour, 39 minutes ago
Views: 109 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 4 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Truth vs Post-Truth: What’s Causing Our Record-Shattering Global Temperatures? The Oxford Dictionaries declared “post-truth” the word of the year for 2016, because we seem to be entering a period in which peoples’ opinions are shaped more by appeals to emotion than by facts. The word was frequently used ...
Thanos
2 hours, 6 minutes ago
Views: 170 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Business Since Birth: Trump’s Children and the Tangle That Awaits When Donald J. Trump hosted a foreign leader for the first time as president-elect, the guest list included a curious entry: Mr. Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who looked on last month while he and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan ...
The Vicious Babushka
2 hours, 6 minutes ago
Views: 99 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 5 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Blueberry Pie Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients For the crust: 2 ½ cups or 300 grams all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon or 3 grams kosher salt 1 ¼ cups or 285 grams unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes 8-10 tablespoons or 120 to 150 grams ...
The Vicious Babushka
15 hours, 9 minutes ago
Views: 122 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Political Donor Pleads Guilty to Investment Fraud Scheme ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A political donor and cable news commentator pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in what prosecutors described as a $30 million investment fraud scheme tied to his health-technology company. Sreedhar Potarazu, 51, an ophthalmogist ...
Thanos
1 day, 3 hours ago
Views: 173 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Joe Bonamassa - ‘The Valley Runs Low’ - Official Music VIdeo► FREE ALBUM DOWNLOAD - goo.gl ● Official Tickets ●jbonamassa.com ● Official Social Links ●facebook.comTweets by JBONAMASSA instagram.compinterest.com ● Official Merchandise ●shop.jbonamassa.com
Thanos
1 day, 12 hours ago
Views: 130 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 0 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Former Special Forces Officer: Gen. ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis Left ‘My Men to Die’ Mattis has not commented publicly on the incident, which was chronicled in a 2011 New York Times bestselling book, "The Only Thing Worth Dying For," by Eric Blehm. The book portrays Mattis as stubbornly unwilling to help the Green ...
Thanos
1 day, 20 hours ago
Views: 258 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
US Unemployment Rate Falls to Nine-Year Low Figures from the Labor Department showed the US economy created 178,000 jobs in November, while the jobless rate fell to 4.6% from 4.9% in October. The data adds to recent evidence of healthy growth in the economy, although wage ...
Thanos
2 days, 1 hour ago
Views: 270 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 2
Comments: 0
: 2
Simple Crusty Bread Recipe - NYT Cooking Ingredients 1 ½ tablespoons yeast 1 ½ tablespoons kosher salt 6 ½ cups unbleached, all-purpose flour, more for dusting dough Cornmeal Nutritional Information Nutritional analysis per serving (10 servings) 301 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 ...
The Vicious Babushka
2 days, 20 hours ago
Views: 317 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 4
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0