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Old March 12th, 2015, 09:23 PM   #5421
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New Poles!!!

Not just new wires, new poles!!!!

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Old March 12th, 2015, 09:26 PM   #5422
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Some Poles are already up , all signal bridges have been replaced...
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Old March 13th, 2015, 01:57 AM   #5424
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Pics, please?
Its very hard taking photos when the train is traveling above a certain speed....
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Old March 13th, 2015, 06:11 AM   #5425
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Its very hard taking photos when the train is traveling above a certain speed....
Ah, yeah.

Any pics from trackside? Bridges, etc.?
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Old March 13th, 2015, 10:25 AM   #5426
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Ah, yeah.

Any pics from trackside? Bridges, etc.?
The main section of work is South of Jersey Avenue and North of Hamilton...the area is semi-rural and only has a few access roads. Work near Princeton JCT has just started but isn't anything that I would take photos of yet. I don't think it would be a good idea to get up close and snap photos of the NEC. Homeland Security and the FBI would be all over me in a flash...


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Old March 13th, 2015, 10:43 PM   #5427
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The first Acela Express of the day leaves New York behind and crosses the obsolete Portal Bridge over the Hackensack River bound for Philadelphia and points beyond. The Pennsylvania RR constructed this bridge in 1910 and due to its age has a speed restriction that causes a major chokepoint on the NE corridor. On top of it's age, the bridge was built low and water traffic has bridge opening rights which happen to coincide with the peak train rush in the morning and afternoon further causing delays to the nearly 400 train that cross each weekday. This train was in fact delayed by almost 25 minutes as the bridge slowly opened and closed to allow a tug and barge to pass. Amtrak has started groundwork on a new bridge and hopes to have it opened by 2017.`
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Old March 18th, 2015, 04:07 AM   #5428
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Sell $3B in real estate to fund new Hudson River rail tunnel, top Dem tells Port Authority


By Larry Higgs | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com
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NEWARK -- State senate president Steve Sweeney called on the Port Authority to sell at least $3 billion in real estate to help fund construction of a new Hudson River rail tunnel.

Sweeney, who made the public call at a Newark Penn Station press conference today, said he spoke to Port Authority chairman John Degnan about the idea.

"He recognized the need," Sweeney said. "We need to send a message to Amtrak and the federal government we're willing to work to come up with a funding component."
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/201...l#incart_river
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Old March 18th, 2015, 04:31 AM   #5429
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I just Rode the Acela Recently (Boston-Philli), and while it didn't even his 120 mph where it was supposed to hit 150 mph, it did go 125+ in New Jersey. Anyway, traveling through NJ and seeing how all of the construction has progressed (even since January) was still pretty exciting. I can hardly imagine what that part will be like in 3 years when one can take it at 160mph.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 04:49 AM   #5430
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Minnesota high speed rail from the Twin Cities to Rochester could be backed by private investors

http://www.postbulletin.com/news/pol...521658071.html

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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:05 PM   #5432
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I've learned over the years that I'll only believe it once I see trains start to run.
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Old March 18th, 2015, 09:14 PM   #5433
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I've learned over the years that I'll only believe it once I see trains start to run.
In my opinion the route would have more weight if it at least went to Chicago...i'm abit skeptical on route Rochester..
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In my opinion the route would have more weight if it at least went to Chicago...i'm abit skeptical on route Rochester..
Why not both? There has been some talk of connecting Rochester to the "River Route" HSR to Chicago.
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Why not both? There has been some talk of connecting Rochester to the "River Route" HSR to Chicago.
Where is the "River Route" supposed to run?
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You can see a detail map on page 2. You could follow a current rail route between Rochester and Winona for maybe a commuter rail.
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Did you take any photos?
A couple, but I have yet to upload them.
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You can see a detail map on page 2. You could follow a current rail route between Rochester and Winona for maybe a commuter rail.
But that skips over Madison...
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Did you take any pictures on the 13th by any chance?
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