Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

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A Transatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah!

Yes, we could build one. But it wouldn't be what we'd normally think of as a tunnel, and would require more than a billion tons of steel, and cost trillions of dollars.

Still, it would be Main Course in London, Dessert in New York, thanks to 5,000 mph mag-lev trains.

Anyone else reminded of Donald Fagen's song I.G.Y., from that excellent album, The Nightfly
On that train all graphite and glitter
Undersea by rail
Ninety minutes from New York to Paris
Well by seventy-six we'll be A.O.K.
Mmmm. Wonderful music.
Tags: hurrah, igy, transatlantic tunnel
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