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Jealous! What is the name of the train or excursion and how long? Yeah a nice private room would be nice for sure. single or not.
This is the Website.
http://bsvrr.com/wp/

From boarding to arrival back at the station, it's just over 2 1/2 hours.

The train doesn't move very fast, maybe 10 mph, but it's all private track and we do cross the "156′ tall Bass Point Creek High Bridge."During the outbound trip, when crossing the bridge, it's light enough out that you can see everything, and during the return trip, it's after dusk so the flood lights on the side of the train just barely illuminate the ground below.
 

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Made me nostalgic, I miss train travel. Back when I was a kid, when we moved across the country because my dad was in the military, or else visited family on vacations, we took the train and had sleeper cars. Brings back fond memories. Thanks!
 

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where the naked girls at? Thought it would be a porn to watch :D
Stick around Off Topic a while, the place where a thread can hardly exist for more than ten replies before turning pornographic. :lol:
 

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That's weird. Makes you wonder how the hell that would happen? I know Love waves in an earthquake will do that to railroad tracks, but if that were the case both sets of tracks would be bent. Weird.
Almost certainly heat warp. If it was in FNQ I'd also consider flood damage but that would most likely affect both tracks too, as well as a much longer distance.
 

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Unfortunately the end result can be tragic,

https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2013/07/23/feds-fatal-train-derailment-bridge-collapse-caused-by-heat/

Since the rails are still 'intact' providing continuity the signal system does not see any type of problem. If the rail physically breaks the signal system can recognize a problem.
Too bad electrical resistance is not affected by a bend in a wire, or surely in this case a steel rail. Makes me wonder, though, if a sound sensor could be emplaced periodically along a rail line to listen for changes in the conductivity of sound due to bent rails?
 

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Too bad electrical resistance is not affected by a bend in a wire, or surely in this case a steel rail. Makes me wonder, though, if a sound sensor could be emplaced periodically along a rail line to listen for changes in the conductivity of sound due to bent rails?
The electrical resistance wouldn't really change due to the length of the steel rail.
It's also why in hot weather (cold weather as well) there are usually "track riders" who basically spend the day riding the rails in a pick up truck looking for anything unusual about the track. I knew a couple of guys who did that for a living. They also cut back anything in the easement that could cause problems.
 

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I still wonder about sound. In theory, I don't see why a system using sound waves to detect discontinuities in the rails is not feasible. Food for thought.
You mean like smack a rail and seeing if you could hear it at the other end? What do you do about the expansion joints that still have a gap? Or would you send a couple of guys out to check every 100ft of rail at a time?

It's those gaps as why there's a piece of cable bolted to the ends to keep the resistance readings low, so the RR company knows the track is safe. I only mention it, as we have both freight trains and Amtrak run the rails 3/4 of a mile from my house. You can actually see the wire on the ends of each rail visually.

Train traffic is on the rise ever since they finished the tunnel under the St.Clair River to Canada, to allow for double stacking of containers (it replaced the old single container tunnel). Unfortunately, Home Land Security holds the trains up on the US side, so that eliminated taking the VIA to Toronto or from Canadians from taking the VIA to Chicago. Mainly because they couldn't keep the trains on schedule. So now the Amtrak just runs from Port Huron to Chicago, and back. Now the Canadians go as far as Sarnia, then take the bus or taxi to the Amtrak station via the Bluewater bridge, and the reverse when coming from Chicago, so they can catch the VIA in Canada.
 
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