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June 15, 2009

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I'd love to see a high speed train to Southern California and I'd ride it. Victorville is not the destination I had in mind, and I don't think anyone else did either. The Roy Rogers Museum isn't even there any longer to go to.
Barring Dingy Harry owning all the land around the train terminal, or his friends owning the railroad line, if Nevada's really serious about high speed rail to bring tourists up and locals down, it needs a buy in on the California High Speed Rail project that was approved by the voters last November. This project links San Diego, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Sacramento. The Las Vegas line could either tie into that rail line at Mojave for both L.A. and S.F. bound trains, or the Victorville could be extended down Cajon Pass to Ontario Airport and meet the line connecting San Diego and Los Angeles, or tie in at both places. Ideally if Nevada joined that existing project it could have a representative or two on the High Speed Rail Authority.
That makes more sense to me than this rail turkey. I'm surprised the Desert Xpress doesn't drop us off at Baker at the Mad Greek or the tallest thermometer or at Peggy Sue's Diner at Yermo, or even one of the vintage rail coaches at the McDonald's at Barstow Station! At least the old steam choo choos could get us where we were going. These days getting you to your destination in the 21st century is....rocket science!

(Suggest removal) 6/15/09 at 7:47 p.m.

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