Polish Train Tunnel Too Small for Trains

Old Aug 16th, 2008, 07:57 AM
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Polish Train Tunnel Too Small for Trains

A new train tunnel in Warsaw was nearly completion when after they put the tracks in it proved too short for trains to run thru

Without tracks it would have been perfect

Not long ago a truck detour tunnel in Warsaw had the same fate - many trucks could not fit thru as planned

And a third Warsaw civil engineering embarassment - two ends of a freeway that would not actually meet as planned.

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Old Aug 17th, 2008, 02:08 PM
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These stories sound like Aggie jokes.
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Old Aug 18th, 2008, 02:37 AM
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Hey PQ,

It is not nice to make Polish jokes.


OTOH, you might recall that the Hubble Telescope had to be fixed (at no small cost) because one contractor was working in metric and another in English units.

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after they put the tracks in it proved too short for trains to run thru

Eh?
How could a tunnel be too short for trains to run through?
If it's that short, it's a bridge, but you can still run through it.
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Old Aug 18th, 2008, 03:01 AM
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Short as in headroom, not short as in length.
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