Mexico's Trans-Isthmus Railway
A win for business and associated jobs for sure.
I'm curious what the ecological impact of this project was/is. As I'm sure you are aware Mike, some of the largest intact old growth sub-tropical rainforests and healthy riparian river systems on Earth are not too far from the isthmus.
That's great news. More choices, more work, and a way to get emergency goods through when the Panama Canal isn't an option for the faster transport times sometimes urgently needed. I didn't know about this and am happy to hear it, as I did know about the issues in Panama.
As an option is good, but not the best to take Panama out of the picture unless there is no more water in the Lake, Can some one do the Math. How long does it take a ship to pass through Panama with 15000 containers and how long will it take the train to transport the same amount of containers? How about if they build let say 4 rail roads , is that competitive?
That's great news, Mike. Thanks for keeping on top of things. Hopefully this will help the economic situation in those parts of Mexico.
And a beautiful photo of the ships at the top.
That does sound like a win-win and love to hear they are using electric trains (said to be one of the most environmentally friendly transport means). Now just put some solar panels on those puppies! I am most impressed with the speed at which this is to happen. Our local electric rail project is supposed to take about 10 years!
You present us with very interesting information, Mike. The fee for using the Panama canal is one example. I am with Marty on the ecological ramification will be during and after the construction of the railway. Glad it is an electrical one. I also wonder about the safety of animals and migrants. I hope there will be many more jobs and housing.