Sunday, March 2, 2014

California Doesn't Have Much Luck With Trains

Adding to the comment previously made about the proposed bullet train to and fro between Los Angeles and San Francisco, comes the news that the State is closing the train that would have taken visitors through the Empire (gold) Mine in Grass Valley, CA. 

The State has spent $3.5 million on the project only to discover in 2012 that the steel beams installed to shore up the walls are corroding and thus unsafe.

To repair it would cost an additional $1.4 million to fix it (presumably on through eternity as the beams would require regularly scheduled replacement)  so the whole thing was scrapped.   Loss:  $3.5 million.   

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