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Gates betting on... trains?

by jemsbarr / April 2, 2006 2:44 PM PDT

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

Happy

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?
by Jasmes / April 2, 2006 3:28 PM PDT

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?
by AndyInTN / April 2, 2006 5:15 PM PDT

Thats a scary thought!

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I think he knows about the snakes
by rechellesharp / April 2, 2006 5:45 PM PDT
In reply to: Windows on trains?

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!!
by jemsbarr / April 3, 2006 12:44 AM PDT

LOL that was funny.

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What I was referring to...
by AndyInTN / April 3, 2006 9:05 AM PDT

Was Windows running the trains computer systems.

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P.S.
by AndyInTN / April 2, 2006 5:16 PM PDT

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
by wizardjs / April 3, 2006 5:17 AM PDT
In reply to: P.S.
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Gates on a train?
by punterjoe / April 3, 2006 9:21 PM PDT

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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