Where Could We See Passenger Train Service Every 30 minutes?


By Noel T. Braymer

The current draft of the California State Rail Plans calls for most local passenger rail services to run at least every half hour by 2040. This would create good connections to rail service to almost anywhere in the State including future High Speed Rail service. So where are the places that are likely to see half hourly service in the near term? Once Caltrain is electrified in a few year, it is expected to run more frequent service. During the weekends now Caltrain runs service less than every hour and roughly hourly on off peak times during the work week. The first segment of High Speed Rail from the San Joaquin Valley to the Bay Area is expected by 2025. High Speed Rail is expected to run several trains an hour most of the day, 7 days a week from the beginning and add more train…

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I Think I Know Why They Stayed Alone — Timeless Classics

By the Mighty Mumford

I think I know why they stayed alone Dickenson, Austin, those reclusive felt ‘Twere best completely keep themselves away From treatment by the outside world were dealt Which, unsuspecting their superior Cognizance and sensitivity, Looked harshly upon their seeming pretence To beauty, romance and delicacy Yet worse came from those few who did suspect They […]

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The Gardens of Fort Ticonderoga

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Fort Ticonderoga was originally a French built fort that was captured by revolutionary forces and used by the USA.  After the war, it was deeded over to NY State in 1785 who let it fall into total disrepair or ruin. In 1820 the Fort and lands surrounding it was deeded over to a New York wealthy merchant William Ferris Pell. He built a very large summer home below the fort right on Lake Champlain and maintained the Pavillion and the Kings Garden there. It became an attraction for those interested in history. The house was large and was used eventually for a Hotel until 1900.  After that, Pell’s son took over and started to restore the Fort itself. For more history see: Fort Ticonderoga History

Here is a gardener working in the vegatable gardens just outside of the walled Kings Garden:

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