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Wow, if that Wikipedia link is correct, China is currently building about sixty new tunnels longer than 8 miles. Added to the eighty-five they already finished, that's a lot of Taggart Tunnels.

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How many of them are under a 'Dagny-style' construction management?

How many of them would surrender their spare locomotive engine to a civil servant's insistence?

The dangers described, generated by a mile of tunnel, are likely to be raised by some exponential factor to the length. Improvements, brought about by minds dedicated to various ventures, have made vast improvements in many fields, ventilation, machines that can lay track as they bore and also fabricate reinforced walls, metallurgical improvements in rail and locomotive applications, . . . have helped in these and other ways to mitigate the risks involved.

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