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Gates betting on... trains?

Seaguay needed here: How about "from one engineer to another", or "Gates involved with something that actually arrives on time."

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Bill Gates now owns $1.67 Billion (CDN) or 30.91 million shares (enough for a 5.8% stake) of Canadian National Railway Co.

I realize the guy has a lot of money to spend, but holy cow that's a big investment in the railroad biz, don't you think?

here's the link to the story:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060402.wcn0402/BNStory/Business/?page=rss&id=RTGAM.20060402.wcn0402

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Environmental movement?

He is probably going to try to cash in on the increase in sales that public transport companies are going to experience with more people taking mass transit instead of cars

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Windows on trains?

Thats a scary thought!

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I think he knows about the snakes

Given that snakes on a plane will be a huge hit.

The follow up to that movie has to be snakes on a train. Happy

Maybe Gates wanted a piece of that action. Happy

I wonder how much detail of the Canadian Railway lines are in the MS train sim.

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Snakes on a Train!!

LOL that was funny.

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What I was referring to...

Was Windows running the trains computer systems.

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P.S.

I like this one:

"Gates involved with something that actually arrives on time."

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(NT) (NT) Good Thing He Didn't Buy NJ Transit
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Gates on a train?

Oh no! Now I'll have to find an open source mode of transportation. :o>
Some things just can't afford to crash.
Oh well, at least it's not aviation.
Jet-BSOD anyone? Wink

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