Bullet train challenges planners

California project to cross mountain ranges, canyons

Posted: November 26, 2012 at 3:32 a.m.

Civil War veteran William Hood arrived at the mosquito-infested swamps near Bakersfield, Calif., in 1874 to build a rail line that would soar through the Tehachapi Mountains, linking the Bay Area and Southern California for the first time.

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Business, Pages 21 on 11/26/2012