Taking the Long Ways Home

Wide Awake But Dreaming

Eight in the morning, and it’s time for the blog post–but only after two hours and just over a thousand words of novel writing.  Yes, I’ve been a busy girl, mostly because I’m off to get my nails done in a couple of hours and I need time to get ready.

But first, I’ve had this on repeat for most of the morning:  Moby’s God Moving Over the Face of the Waters.  Pay no attention to what the video cover page says: this version is the one found on I Like to Score, and is the one used as the outro music running over the credits for the movie Heat.  There are have been a few moments when this has started the tears a-flowing, because I’m imagining scenes where this can be used in my coming stories, and likely will.  Funny how my mind works, isn’t it?

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FRA slates meeting on Susquehanna River Rail Bridge project

PenneyVanderbilt

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Maryland Transit Administration tomorrow will host a public outreach information session for the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project.

The existing Susquehanna River Rail Bridge is 110 years old.
Photo: susrailbridge.com

During the meeting in Havre de Grace, Md., the public will be able to meet the project team, learn about the project and the selected bridge design, review preliminary environmental analysis results, and ask questions, officials said in a joint meeting announcement.

The existing 110-year-old bridge Susquehanna Bridge experiences operational inflexibility, maintenance difficulties and conflicts with maritime uses. The structure, which connects Havre de Grace and Perryville, Md., is a critical link in Amtrak‘s Northeast Corridor.

The bridge’s problems create a bottleneck, which reduces on-time performance for Amtrak, Maryland Area Regional Commuter (MARC) service and Norfolk Southern Railway, officials said.

MDOT is the project sponsor…

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