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(Business Green)   While Americans still argue about building new train systems, the Dutch will soon be powering their trains with 100% wind power   (businessgreen.com) divider line 73
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2014-05-19 04:38:13 PM
fc00.deviantart.net

It's been done.
 
2014-05-19 04:38:37 PM
Everybody get on board the Sail Train!

www.chicagoreader.com

Oh ... wait ... that's Soul Train. Nevermind.
 
2014-05-19 05:08:44 PM
..still make me pay my part of the check, use two ropes in jump-rope.
 
2014-05-19 05:18:35 PM
Artist's depiction:
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-05-19 05:22:09 PM
Too bad they speak the worst dialect of German. Otherwise, the Dutch would be pretty cool.
 
2014-05-19 06:01:07 PM
www.copsewood.org
Been done.
 
2014-05-19 06:48:07 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
The Dutch and windpower isn't a good combination.
 
2014-05-19 06:50:53 PM
And the windmills will keep the passengers nice and cool.
 
2014-05-19 06:52:10 PM
Always better than water power for the Dutch
 
2014-05-19 06:52:28 PM
....powering their trains with 100% wind power

Their ovens, too.
 
2014-05-19 06:53:41 PM
I'm sure the trains will run on time.
 
2014-05-19 06:54:10 PM
Will they play some Mr. Mister on the radio.
 
2014-05-19 06:55:08 PM
call me old fashioned, but i prefer sitting in hours of traffic in my gas guzzling XUV for a twenty minute commute.

public transportation?  they all sound poor
 
2014-05-19 06:57:03 PM
Big deal.  I was roller skating powered by chili fueled wind power in the 80's
 
2014-05-19 06:57:27 PM
i.imgur.com

/obscure?
 
2014-05-19 06:58:27 PM
They gonna install windmills/turbines on the roof? Do they have to push-start it?
 
2014-05-19 07:00:18 PM
Subby makes a good point.  This government can't build a farking website.  What hope is there of high speed transit rail?
 
2014-05-19 07:01:07 PM
Yes, because comparing the U.S and the Netherlands is a great comparison. Yes, they have the same land mass, open space and population density.
 
2014-05-19 07:01:33 PM
as god is my witness, I didn't think trains needed rudders.
 
2014-05-19 07:05:36 PM
There are only two things I can't stand in this world. People who are intolerant of other people's cultures... and the Dutch
 
2014-05-19 07:07:26 PM

kosherkow: call me old fashioned, but i prefer sitting in hours of traffic in my gas guzzling XUV for a twenty minute commute.

public transportation?  they all sound poor


Yep...with all them taxes and such...
 
2014-05-19 07:09:07 PM
Put the windmills close to the tracks. As the train speeds by, the wind it make turns the windmills, making more electricity.

/a win win
 
2014-05-19 07:09:41 PM
wow... 4.45GW by 2023.
or about what the USA added in windpower last year alone.
don't get me wrong,  good for them. but different scales and all.
 
2014-05-19 07:10:54 PM

TheRedMonkey: Yes, because comparing the U.S and the Netherlands is a great comparison. Yes, they have the same land mass, open space and population density.


It's true, we would benefit from a renewable train system so much more than they do. Ha! Those morans.
 
2014-05-19 07:11:35 PM

Theaetetus: Been done.


---
shaking tiny (full-color) fist...

www.mendorailhistory.org
 
2014-05-19 07:12:11 PM

Point02GPA: Put the windmills close to the tracks. As the train speeds by, the wind it make turns the windmills, making more electricity.

/a win win


You may have to stop every once in a while to empty some excess electricity.

/other then that, a win win
 
2014-05-19 07:13:28 PM
I don't see how anything you have to wind up could be all that dependable.
 
2014-05-19 07:13:28 PM

Point02GPA: Point02GPA: Put the windmills close to the tracks. As the train speeds by, the wind it make turns the windmills, making more electricity.

/a win win

You may have to stop every once in a while to empty some excess electricity.

/other then that, a win win


Big electrons clog the filters, you have to clean them once a year.
 
2014-05-19 07:15:24 PM
Often I Lament, Our Insane Lack, Of Interstate (rail) Lines
 
2014-05-19 07:18:27 PM
 
2014-05-19 07:19:48 PM

SpdrJay: I don't see how anything you have to wind up could be all that dependable.

/funnyed

www.retroplanet.com
 
2014-05-19 07:23:03 PM
Jokes on you! The US is planning on using the hot air from congress to power our own derigable fleet.

Go stick your finger in a dyke, Yolst
 
2014-05-19 07:23:29 PM

Sticky Hands: wow... 4.45GW by 2023.
or about what the USA added in windpower last year alone.
don't get me wrong,  good for them. but different scales and all.

 
2014-05-19 07:24:58 PM
Are there any nations with the equivalent geographical size of the U.S. that has an impressive public transit system? I guess the closest would be India? Does China have a good rail system? Brazil? I'm all for it because trains are great if they're run well but making national system here would be an enormous undertaking.
 
2014-05-19 07:25:24 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk
and
His wind machine!
www.shohola.com
All aboard Subrosa subway!
 
2014-05-19 07:25:57 PM
Mother of God.

This is brilliant, think about it.

The faster the trains go, the more power they'll generate because the windmills will spin faster!
 
2014-05-19 07:25:59 PM

rockforever: Often I Lament, Our Insane Lack, Of Interstate (rail) Lines


How Apropos!
 
2014-05-19 07:28:45 PM
Guessing the US already has more passenger rail and wind power than the Netherlands. Probably by multiples.
 
2014-05-19 07:30:36 PM
Sounds more like a Shelbyville idea.
 
2014-05-19 07:31:07 PM
It is HOW-DA people....

not GOOOO-DA....


/I will not stop until this wrong is righted
 
2014-05-19 07:35:03 PM

Lt. Cheese Weasel: Subby makes a good point.  This government can't build a farking website.  What hope is there of high speed transit rail?


Hey there!
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-19 07:42:44 PM

DubtodaIll: Are there any nations with the equivalent geographical size of the U.S. that has an impressive public transit system? I guess the closest would be India? Does China have a good rail system? Brazil? I'm all for it because trains are great if they're run well but making national system here would be an enormous undertaking.


China is building thiers out. Brazil is not a good comparison as their pop centers are on the coasts.

The best examples of it working on a scale that the US would be the entirety of Europe if not that France alone would be a good model for the Eastern half of the country.

One of the best things about traveling in Europe was taking the train. No hassle, no headache, and the Bullet train was fast.

The regular train from Paris to Normandy took practically the same time as from Paris to Belgium on a Bullet.
 
2014-05-19 07:43:03 PM
img.fark.net

img.fark.net
Thomas the EVIL TRAIN
 
2014-05-19 07:49:49 PM
hey look, countries where every citizen is < 200 miles from the ocean get lots of wind.
 
2014-05-19 07:53:11 PM

GRCooper: Sounds more like a Shelbyville idea.


Shelbyville is cool dude. You can marry your cousin if they're attractive.
 
2014-05-19 07:54:31 PM

DubtodaIll: Are there any nations with the equivalent geographical size of the U.S. that has an impressive public transit system? I guess the closest would be India? Does China have a good rail system? Brazil? I'm all for it because trains are great if they're run well but making national system here would be an enormous undertaking.


yes.  India is awesome.  It will clearly work in the US.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-05-19 07:57:11 PM
Came here for Blaine....leaving disappointed...
 
2014-05-19 08:16:10 PM
Why not build windmills on top of the train?  Then when the train moves, it can generate it's own electricity.

i613.photobucket.com
 
2014-05-19 08:28:23 PM
Polder dwellers.....
 
gja [TotalFark]
2014-05-19 08:29:58 PM
i.ytimg.com

/obscure?
 
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