29.12.16

THE HAMBURG MOSCOW ASTANA AND PACIFIC.

Two weeks transit time, all rail, six thousand miles, forty thousand containers in 2016.  If those are forty-foot international containers, that's ten North American stack trains, but perhaps what's astonishing, given the international tensions and the break of gauge at the Russian border, is that it's done at all.  Perhaps some automobiles are moving as well.



The Vision 2020 for the line is 100,000 containers.  I'll repeat a question from last year.  "Where is the Brunel, where is the Hill, to spike together an electrified main line with clearances adequate for double-stacks, and will Sheridan and Earp require successors?"

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