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Old February 10th, 2016, 11:39 PM   #1101
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Not yet. Sometime in the Fall.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 06:38 AM   #1102
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Old February 25th, 2016, 08:21 PM   #1103
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Study finds Detroit - Grand Rapids train service feasible
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A study into the introduction of a passenger train service between Detroit and Grand Rapids in the US state of Michigan has found that the economic benefits and number of passengers anticipated justifies taking the project forward

"Business leaders, economic developers, local governments and college students have all told us they support the idea of knitting together our cities, cultural centres and other institutions by rail," says Ms Liz Treutel Callin, project manager of the Coast-to-Coast Passenger Rail Ridership and Cost Estimate Study. "Now we have an in-depth report showing that the Coast-to-Coast passenger rail project is one worth pursuing, with significant potential benefits for Michigan's economy and quality of life. This study puts us one important step closer to the exciting possibility of reconnecting our coasts by rail"

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Old February 25th, 2016, 08:29 PM   #1104
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I found this part really interesting:
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Although establishing a 177km/h service would require greater capital investment, it would yield higher ridership that could allow the service to generate an annual profit of $US 12m on the route through Ann Arbor and Howell.
177 km/h is about 110 mph btw.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 10:36 PM   #1105
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I am looking for data about the Northeast Corridor speed profiles, curves, and grades.

The proprietor of the website www.germansteam.co.uk is trying to identify the first time that a steam locomotive went 100 mph, and the 1927 Lindbergh Special from Washington to New York is one of the contenders. However, he needs more data to firm up his simulations.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 07:30 PM   #1106
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I am looking for data about the Northeast Corridor speed profiles, curves, and grades.

The proprietor of the website www.germansteam.co.uk is trying to identify the first time that a steam locomotive went 100 mph, and the 1927 Lindbergh Special from Washington to New York is one of the contenders. However, he needs more data to firm up his simulations.
This is outdated, but should serve his purposes just fine:
http://palter.org/~brotzman/Misc/NEC...l_07-13-09.pdf
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Old February 28th, 2016, 11:51 PM   #1107
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This is outdated, but should serve his purposes just fine:
http://palter.org/~brotzman/Misc/NEC...l_07-13-09.pdf
Thanks a ton!

On an unrelated note, I was told that the PRR originally planned a balloon loop south of 30th Street to turn East-West trains like the Broadway Limited. Apparently, it would have swung around under the high line and come back up along the suburban lines.

However, based on my observations, the curve looks too tight. Furthermore, the long-distance trains would massively interfere with the commuter trains heading south to Newark and West Chester. And the suburban ramp down looks like it cuts off the northern exit of the tunnel.

Does anybody have diagrams or maps of how this plan would have worked?
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Old February 29th, 2016, 09:17 AM   #1108
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Old March 2nd, 2016, 09:39 AM   #1109
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Thanks a ton!

On an unrelated note, I was told that the PRR originally planned a balloon loop south of 30th Street to turn East-West trains like the Broadway Limited. Apparently, it would have swung around under the high line and come back up along the suburban lines.

However, based on my observations, the curve looks too tight. Furthermore, the long-distance trains would massively interfere with the commuter trains heading south to Newark and West Chester. And the suburban ramp down looks like it cuts off the northern exit of the tunnel.

Does anybody have diagrams or maps of how this plan would have worked?
The loop curve is probably the biggest track issue here.

The West Chester Branch originally had a cutoff line heading north through the Powelton Yards, thereby forming a wye with the main line. If you look at aerial imagery, the remnants of this cutoff route still exist.

But to build a loop curve, they would've had to have an approximately 600-700 ft (~200 m) radius curve do a full 180 just south of Walnut. That is ... quite tight. No wonder the PRR decided to just have the Broadway stop at North Philly!
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Old March 20th, 2016, 09:56 AM   #1110
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Old March 25th, 2016, 12:09 AM   #1111
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30th Street Station's main concourse:



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Old March 25th, 2016, 02:05 AM   #1112
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Hi Melrose Park!

Bye Melrose Park!

The Greenwood Avenue Bridge (located at Jenkintown Station) is still under construction here. That makes this about 1-2 years old.
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Old April 10th, 2016, 11:26 AM   #1113
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Old April 18th, 2016, 07:20 PM   #1115
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo outlines proposals including a third LIRR track in Nassau County and a tunnel from the Island across the Sound to Westchester or Connecticut, during a speech to the Long Island Association business group on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. (Credit: Howard Schnapp)

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Old April 22nd, 2016, 02:18 AM   #1116
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Old April 24th, 2016, 09:50 AM   #1118
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Former Pennsylvania Railroad position light signals on the Main Line near Portage, Pennsylvania, in November 1998. The “G” plate modified the interpretation of a “Stop and Proceed” signal. Historically, on PRR this meant “tonnage freight trains proceed not exceeding 15 miles per hour, expecting to find train in the block, broken rail, obstruction, or switch not properly set.” Other types of trains regarded this as strictly a “Stop and Proceed” indication. Brian Solomon

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On December 16, 2015, problems at Sunnyside Yard led to Northeast Regionals, normally powered by overhead electricity, to be powered by diesels. Even more unusual was the combining of a regular Regional and a test extra. An unusual sight to see on the Northeast Corridor, especially in New York City.


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