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Old January 6th, 2012, 09:53 PM   #301
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Montreal should no longer be appearing on that map. The (commuter) Train de l'Est's odd 640$M cost was balked at last year, having been put on hold for who-knows-how-long, plus I don't think anybody can consider the ongoing conversion of the (commuter) Deux Montagnes line diamond crossing across a single-tracked freight line into double-decking (overpass) 'new' either
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Old January 10th, 2012, 06:06 PM   #302
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Old January 29th, 2012, 04:56 AM   #303
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Lets see whats on the menu for other agencies in this region for this decade...most of this is already budgeted or underway...

Septa / PATCO
Silverliner 5 EMU - 291 Cars
Light Rail - 141 cars
Rebuilt Rapid Transit - 120 cars



Amtrak Northeast
Intercity HSR (Acela) - 40 cars
Rebuilt Intercity (Northeast R) - 60 cars
New Intercity (Northeast R) 170 cars
ACS-64 - 70 Locomotives



Metro North & Long Island Railroad
M8 - 308 Cars
M9/A - 236 Cars
M9 - 462 cars (Second Phase)


NYC Subway
R179 - 290 cars
R188 Converted - 350 cars
R188 New - 123 cars


PATH - NJ/NY
PA-5 - 85 cars

New Jersey Transit
Double Decker Cars - 100
EMU - 228 Cars
DMU Commuter - 53 cars
Electric LRT - 30 cars
Diesel LRT - 10 cars
ALP 45DPs - 26 ordered (37+ Future)


Washington DC
Rapid Transit - 428 cars
Streetcar - 5 cars


Maryland
Rebuilt Commuter Bi-level - 6 Cars
New Commuter Bilevel - 89 cars
MTA Light Rail - 40 cars


Virginia
Bi-level cars - 32
Tide Light Rail - 5 cars


Massachusetts - MBTA
Light Rail - 24 cars
Rapid Transit - 214 cars
New Commuter Bi-Level - 75 cars
HSP46 Locomotives - 20
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Old February 6th, 2012, 04:56 PM   #304
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Old February 6th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #305
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For the past few years, Amtrak's been displaying photos of their Keystone services being pulled by diesel/electro-diesel? Genesis engines in their literature. Should their pictures be updated, for I've just read that the line out to Harrisburg's now fully electrified?
Update the literature. The line to Harrisburg has been electrified since the PRR electrified it in the 1920s. There was a short period in the 1990s (between the cancellation of the Broadway Limited and the instatement of the Keystone Service) when it didn't host any electric equipment west of the SEPTA terminus, but it was rehabilitated by ca. 2005. The Keystone service uses AEM7s with Amfleet cars and former Metroliner coaches refitted as cab cars.

The train that takes that line with Geneses is the Daily Pennsylvanian.
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Old February 7th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #306
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Thank you. How often might the length of a daily Pennsylvanian be only three cars, do you know?
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Old February 10th, 2012, 03:46 AM   #307
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Old February 10th, 2012, 10:41 AM   #308
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Wow, in which third world country was this filmed?

(Looks at thread name)

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Old February 10th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #309
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I mean, I'm sure that there are tracks like that in other countries, just not ones that are in use....

I think we can all agree that this is pretty embarassing.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 08:39 PM   #310
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Aren't there any minimum specifications for a railroad track in the US? And if those are not met, isn't there any governing body that forbids use of this kind of track? Incredible.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 10:09 PM   #311
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I'm surprised the track is still in use. Probably won't qualify for high speed trains.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #312
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I was amazed at how neither the train fell over nor the track broke underneath it.
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Thats the freight industry , we have a freight thread.... Freight is private and most of there tracks look like that , Passenger rail looks a whole lot better.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:47 PM   #314
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Hmmm, you gotta wonder when foreign owners achieve buying and operating, e.g., US trunk roads linking shore to coast
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That's mighty-profit-turning CNR track, FYI.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #315
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Thats the freight industry , we have a freight thread.... Freight is private and most of there tracks look like that , Passenger rail looks a whole lot better.
But most miles of passenger rail are on those shoddy freight lines...?
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Old February 11th, 2012, 04:13 AM   #316
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Thats the freight industry , we have a freight thread.... Freight is private and most of there tracks look like that , Passenger rail looks a whole lot better.
ahahahahahahaha no.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:43 AM   #317
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Ahhh, some very lightly-used branches might look like that, but the vast, vast majority of freight trackage in North America is in perfectly good shape. Also, in that clip's discussion (watch it on the Youtube site), it is said that that line has since been rebuilt. It went though several ownership changes at about that time. Anyways, you just tippy-toe through it verrrrry sloooowly.

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But most miles of passenger rail are on those shoddy freight lines...?
No , the tracks are upgraded , or better shape....as in wooden tie....upgraded is concrete tie.
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ahahahahahahaha no.
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