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April 01, 2023



I liked Palo Alto Online's April Fool story about turning Hoover Tower into a residential high rise better ;-)


It's only better if the high-rise is "affordable" ;-0

Jennifer Pfaff

Caltrain Open House --First Public Tour for New Electric Trains Saturday, July 29, 2023

"The new state-of-the-art vehicles will be put into service in Fall 2024 --Caltrain will be holding the first public tour of the agency’s new [non-moving] electric train cars from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 29. The new train cars will serve as the centerpiece of the transformative Caltrain Electrification Project."

And nearly 150 years ago....

On May 31, 1879, Siemens & Halske presented the world's first electric train in which power was supplied through the rails. The 150-volt direct current flowed through the two rails to the small locomotive via an insulated flat iron bar mounted between the rails.

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