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From MSNBC:

French transit strike to enter seventh day
Strike paralyzes rail system, leading to massive traffic jams

PARIS - A transit strike that has paralyzed rail traffic in France for nearly a week, costing its national railway $146 million, will stretch into a seventh day Tuesday, coinciding with a walkout by civil servants, union officials said.

A "large majority" of rail workers voted Monday to keep up the train strike, and "the tendency is to continue through Wednesday," said Daniel Laplui, spokesman for the UNSA-Cheminots union.

Hours later, workers at the Paris public transport authority also voted to continue the walkout Tuesday.

:( :( Got to have some effect on getting cars from the factory to the port, unless they are all shipped by truck?
 

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In the pictures of Smartville, there are many where they are loaded on triucks, but I also do recall seeing tracks right next to the factory. Frankly they could do trucks just as cheaply in guessing they can fit twice as many cars as normal on a truck.
 

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While we may have a delay in getting our cars, we really must respect the process of gaining fair wages and benefits. Sometimes a strike seems to be the only way of getting the attention of those in high places.
 

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Workers of the world...

I've got no problem with them striking - unless it delays our cars! :)
 

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They need to ship by truck to the Harbor Bay area then by ship so the Strike will not directly impact us. 7 days is a long time for no SMARTS to go out of the factory at all.
 

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Look to the lower right from the green pointer (the two o'clock position around the perimeter; those are all parallel rail loading spurs.
I agree. It even looks like there might be some rail cars there. But my old eyes can't find where the lines connect into the rail system
 

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They swing around and go out on a single track on the west/northwest side of the plant and then swings south. There is also a spur to one of the suppliers building in the southwest corner of the plant.
 

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I agree. It even looks like there might be some rail cars there. But my old eyes can't find where the lines connect into the rail system
I see that too, looks like the tracks were dug up.... but I can send in my spys to survey the location.

The Germans would have won the war with Google Maps,
 

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If you look at smartville on Google Earth vice Google Maps you can see it all, including 38 automobile rail cars on the spurs. The feeder line from the loading spurs runs around the east, south, and west sides of the factory, then it turns and runs off southeastward.
 

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If you look at smartville on Google Earth vice Google Maps you can see it all, including 38 automobile rail cars on the spurs. The feeder line from the loading spurs runs around the east, south, and west sides of the factory, then it turns and runs off southeastward.
Thanks, I missed the turn
 

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French rail workers have voted to end the strike. The system should be running "normally" in a week. Rail is the primary mode for both raw material and finished product in Europe this was a bigger deal there than it would be here. Happy Thanksgiving
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While we may have a delay in getting our cars, we really must respect the process of gaining fair wages and benefits. Sometimes a strike seems to be the only way of getting the attention of those in high places.

As consumers our role would be to scream bloody murder. The strikers are counting on it.
 

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If you look at smartville on Google Earth vice Google Maps you can see it all, including 38 automobile rail cars on the spurs. The feeder line from the loading spurs runs around the east, south, and west sides of the factory, then it turns and runs off southeastward.
Fish, what version of Google Earth do you have? Is it the "Plus"? The free version isn't real time, sadly, but what can I expect for free, right?
 

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Fish, what version of Google Earth do you have? Is it the "Plus"? The free version isn't real time, sadly, but what can I expect for free, right?
No version of Google Earth is real time, or I'd have one right now tracking my spouse's movements!
 

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No version of Google Earth is real time, or I'd have one right now tracking my spouse's movements!
Good one, dickey. LOL It's just that my free version is way behind with full foliage on the trees here. Apparently for $20 there is a version called "Plus" which gives you GPS real-time tracking. I'm not sure what that is so I thought I'd ask. Obviously if fish is monitoring railroad cars and such it must be better than the version I have.
 

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The GPS means that a little arrow appears on the maps when you hook up a GPS device to your PC. It doesn't mean the spy satellites are commanded by your computer. You should find some French Resistance forces platooned in the area to help you plan your attack on the factory.
 
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