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Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line

Posted by Train Man Paul : Metro-North's Best Conductor FOR ALL 3 LINES!!! on Sun May 6 22:08:28 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by ClearAspect on Sun May 6 21:55:32 2012.

Also the high line says you're wrong...

Was the High Line given a structural inspection much as it would if trains were going to be run over it?? Who is to say how it would have held up to constant use by any type of railcar(s), be it light rail, subway, or even reuse as a railroad line?? Big difference in the weight of pedestrians and stress on the structure caused by pedestrians as opposed to weight and stress causes by trains!!

It's a testament that despite its been held to the elements for over 50 years that they're still standing

That does not mean anything!! All ti takes is for the right force and right conditions to cause a collapse. Many buildings which have crumbled I bet someone at some point looked at it and thought it was safe until the building just collapsed!! Looks can indeed be deceiving, as the outside does not always show what's going on on the inside!! Very inconclusive to anything in regard to the structures' condition.


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