Iirc, weren't two of the derailments from wheel cracks in their cars?
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west point wrote: ↑Tue Nov 01, 2022 12:19 am The drive to Florida from the various locations in the north are -------- CHI and to north in WI and to the west of CHI is I-65 Nashville with west coast FL continuing and east coast Florida I-24 to CHA with the terrible 2 lanes the last 20 or so miles till I-75 then to FL..... But any auto train to Florida from any of the originations suffers one great problem .Mr.(Officer, Captain?) West Point, I couldn't agree more, the 24 Monteagle through Chattanooga to the intersection with the 75 is always "challenging".
Jeff Smith wrote: ↑Sat Nov 05, 2022 5:52 am Side note: it wouldn't hurt to extend the AT past Sanford down to the Miami/FLL area.God no. You would miss the entire rest of the state . . . Walt Disney World, Universal Parks, all of the theme parks and entertainment venues in the middle of the state, the Villages (largest retirement community in the world) and all of the other retirement communities in the middle of the state (think thousands of snowbirds traveling back and forth). No one will drive south to Miami to go north. You realize how large the state of Florida is? You could drive north and be in South Carolina (a quarter of the way to Lorton) before getting to Miami driving south.