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  • thatguy
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    standard gauge. but the trains are very narrow; i was in waterloo and hopped on board their trains which is the same model edm chose.

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  • RichardS
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    Thank you. I thought so, but I had a conversation lately where I was told the gauge was intentionally different. I didn't believe it.

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  • kcantor
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    "...the standard railroad gauge in the U.S.—4 feet, 8.5 inches—derives from the way that rail lines were built in England, where engineers based the width of their railroads on the spacing of road ruts in Imperial Rome, which were in turn designed to accommodate the size of horses’ rear ends. Holohan then writes that one of the first manufacturers of spaceship rocket boosters in the U.S. built them to ensure that they would fit into train tunnels, which are slightly wider than the standard rail gauge. Based on these suppositions, Holohan concludes with a pithy line: “Ancient horse’s asses control almost everything and…. CURRENT Horses Asses are controlling everything else.”

    https://slate.com/technology/2019/10...interview.html

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  • kkozoriz
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    Standard gauge, 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)

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  • RichardS
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    Silly q, but I can't remember if the gauge of this rail line is the same as the previous line.

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  • The_Cat
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    No more pedestrian bridge on Connors Road.

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  • The_Cat
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    Moore suspension cables for the Tawatina Bridge.

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  • The_Cat
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    I saw an LRT signal light at the lights next to Grey Nuns station. Very interesting.

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  • booster
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    Nice pics.. Glad it's still moving along. Will be nice to have 102 Ave open again.

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  • Edmcowboy11
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    Taken April 16, 2020

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    by Paul Smolik, on Flickr

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    by Paul Smolik, on Flickr

    Taken April 20, 2020

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    by Paul Smolik, on Flickr

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    by Paul Smolik, on Flickr

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    by Paul Smolik, on Flickr

    construction_12
    by Paul Smolik, on Flickr

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  • The_Cat
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    The third set of cables are going up in the Tawatina Bodge.

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  • kcantor
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    Originally posted by GranaryMan View Post
    Every time I drive past this thing I wonder why the main pillars are not more central in the river to allow for only one pier instead of two. Is there an engineering reason behind this, or is it an optical illusion?
    the new bridge is in the same location as the old footbridge. it’s my understanding that the new piers are in the same location as the old ones so that new approvals from fisheries and oceans in ottawa didn’t need to be obtained as the river is a federal water way.
    Last edited by kcantor; 19-04-2020, 07:53 AM.

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  • GranaryMan
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    Every time I drive past this thing I wonder why the main pillars are not more central in the river to allow for only one pier instead of two. Is there an engineering reason behind this, or is it an optical illusion?

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