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railexplorer
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6/29/2015
railexplorer
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I'll start off with a disclaimer..... I seriously doubt this latest idea will get any traction, but the fact that they're talking about it is worth keeping an eye on it.

The PIR is talking about setting up an intermodal yard (think containers and trucks). An intermodal yard is huge. You need to have quite a few sets of tracks that are several thousand feet long, lots of space between the sets of tracks for the trucks and the cranes. Then you need more space for storage of containers and trailers.

I doubt the PIR will ever raise the necessary capital to build this. The other issue with this proposal is they want to build this yard somewhere between Plaster City and the Ocotillo area.

Here's a link to it on their website.

http://pacificimperialrailroad.com/2015/06/16/pacific-imperial-railroad-attends-logistics-summit-in-ensenada/
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tommy750
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6/30/2015
tommy750
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Wow, I can't imagine how terrible driving on I-8 would become if that intermodal yard gets built and there is high volume truck traffic. It would convert I-8 back to a single lane for all the long uphill stretches and make the ten mile winding descent into the Imperial Valley a nightmare. The tracks cut El Centro (where I live) in half and dealing with long train delays all day would not be fun. Good luck at the Pine Valley BP checkpoint as well. And I though Zonies made I-8 annoying!

Thanks for the info, railexplorer.
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6/30/2015
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The Impossible Railroad saga continues, Spreckles would be proud....Sleepy

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ziphius
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7/1/2015
ziphius
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Yikes, that would make I-8 a complete wreck for all the reasons Tom mentions.

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railexplorer
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7/1/2015
railexplorer
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Besides the mess that the 8 would become, think about the roads around the Ocotillo area. Those roads would have to be redone. The current infrastructure, in the Ocotillo area couldn't handle the influx of traffic.

One has to think that if an intermodal yard was economically viable, in that area, Union Paciiic would've built one in the El Centro area.
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