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    When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there
    are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank.
    These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory
    in Utah.

    The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit
    fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the
    launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in
    the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is
    slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is
    about as wide as two horses’ behinds.

    So, a major Space Shuttle design feature of what is arguably the world’s most
    advanced transportation system was determined over two thousand years
    ago by the width of a horse’s ass.
    The SRB was designed to fit through a tunnel. The size of the tunnel was not chosen based of the gauge of the railroad. I'm not sure if this is satire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    The SRB was designed to fit through a tunnel. The size of the tunnel was not chosen based of the gauge of the railroad. I'm not sure if this is satire.


    railroad tunnel design is based on trains that go thru them, which is traced back to the width of a horses ass

    please tell me how a non standard gauge train can operate on the rail system

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    railroad tunnel design is based on trains that go thru them
    This is true, however, the train's size is not directly dictated by the gauge of the track so the tunnel isn't directly linked to the track gauge either. Old tunnels were built more to the capabilities of mining crews and modern tunnels are built to accommodate the loading gauge (different concept) and room for oversize cargo.

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    That's the best use of the False Cause logical fallacy I've ever seen. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    Just a heads up Randy: the local ATV club (New Durham Valley ATV) has been trying to get that section of Route 11 open to ATV use for years with no avail. One of the stipulations the Trail Bureau put forth was that there was no parking in that area, so the parking area you suggested would be HUGE. The other problem was with NHDOT. THEY feel that parts of the existing snow-mo trail runs too close to the road (Route 11) and ATV's would cause too much erosion too close to the road and that ATV's would scatter gravel/rocks/whateverthefuck onto the road....
    I received an e-mail from Chris Gamache ( Chief of the NH Bureau of Trails) and apparently the holdup is NOT with NHDOT, but with the Feds, Federal money was used as part of the rail system purchase and one of the restrictions was that no "motorized wheeled vehicles" would be allowed, this is why some rail trails that were open to wheeled vehicles in other parts of the state were closed by DOT. To consider a exemption and opening to wheeled OHRVs will take an Act of Congress, something that the Trails Bureau is currently working on (he has a meeting with the NH Federal Delegation next week) once a bill is introduced, we will need to start a letter writing campaign to our Representatives and Senators. I plan on staying on top of this issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I received an e-mail from Chris Gamache ( Chief of the NH Bureau of Trails) and apparently the holdup is NOT with NHDOT, but with the Feds, Federal money was used as part of the rail system purchase and one of the restrictions was that no "motorized wheeled vehicles" would be allowed, this is why some rail trails that were open to wheeled vehicles in other parts of the state were closed by DOT. To consider a exemption and opening to wheeled OHRVs will take an Act of Congress, something that the Trails Bureau is currently working on (he has a meeting with the NH Federal Delegation next week) once a bill is introduced, we will need to start a letter writing campaign to our Representatives and Senators. I plan on staying on top of this issue
    I'm familiar with the ins & outs of the rail trail closures. NH ATV Watch has EVERYTHING to do with that. I'm not even sure they're around anymore. There's much more to the story of the Route 11 stretch (it's only about 1 mile needed) than what Gamache is telling you...

    We (NDVATV when I was a member) were told by BoT that we'd need a parking area on "my" side of Route 11 to get that open, among other things. All "other things" were met, including a parking area that was easily accessible - my property. There's trails that are open to ATV's leading from Valley Road up to my land. I'll show you the trail heads some time. BoT is a bunch of fuckin' twats...

    BTW-there's still a great deal of old rail trails in NH still in use by ATV's...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    BTW-there's still a great deal of old rail trails in NH still in use by ATV's...
    yes, but not part of the Federally funded rail trail project

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    yes, but not part of the Federally funded rail trail project
    We'll talk...too much to type...

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    depends on which program funds came from

    if they came from this fund
    Transportation Enhancements - Environment - FHWA
    they are restricted, from other funds they are not restrited

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    depends on which program funds came from

    if they came from this fund
    Transportation Enhancements - Environment - FHWA
    they are restricted, from other funds they are not restrited
    We'll talk...too much to type...

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