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Old February 6th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #2681
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So how looks the ownership of rail lines in US?
Nowadays, rail lines in USA are owned by the railroads themselves (UP, BNSF, NS, CSX, Soo Line, KCS...). However, Northaest Corridor, Philadelphia-Harrisburg line, Empire Corridor and some stretchs of Detroit-Chicago line are owned by Amtrak.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 12:20 AM   #2682
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amtrak#Trains_and_tracks
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Old February 7th, 2014, 04:04 AM   #2683
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electric line is more effective.electric locomotive usually has more power than diesel one.for example,China has locomotivr with 9600kw(12874hp),they can pull 10,000t with only one locomotive,but in US,they need 3 or 4.so maintaince will be easier and cheaper.BUT i think these companies seem have no interest in electric line.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 08:02 AM   #2684
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Track ownership in US

Major freight railroads track ownership in US and Canada

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Old February 7th, 2014, 05:19 PM   #2685
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So how looks the ownership of rail lines in US?
bear in mind, what this really shows isn't a decrease in rail lines over time, but a decrease in PDL...This infrastructure is not publicly owned here (or, rather, very little of it is). To be fair, much of it was built buy rail magnates, not the government, in the first place.

However, many of those railroads went out of business and freight companies (with no interest in passenger service) bought much of it.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 06:18 PM   #2686
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Transporting passengers were never a financial reason for building any long-distance railroad in US. Passenger traffic was only profitable for a brief period in late 19th Century, before government imposed price controls first, and then competing services (cars, buses and later on airplanes) killed the demand.

Passenger had always been an ancillary service to cargo, with few exceptions.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 03:50 AM   #2687
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Old February 8th, 2014, 10:00 AM   #2688
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Do these trains run at 125mph on some stretches of track in the north east?

Cannot tell whether or not the train going through the Edison station was running at high speed.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 02:17 AM   #2689
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Looks like 125 mph to me.

Quite the sexy loco


http://www.railcolor.net/index.php?n...6&action=image
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Old February 9th, 2014, 02:49 AM   #2690
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That Siemens IMO looks a little bit like this loco:

But this loco was first
BTW. IMO the European version, called Eurosprinter looks better to me, although the acs-64 isn't bad too.
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Do these trains run at 125mph on some stretches of track in the north east?

Cannot tell whether or not the train going through the Edison station was running at high speed.
Yes. They do run @ 125 mph on several segments. Track speed through Edison is 100-110, though, IIRC. It becomes 125 just south of New Brunswick.
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Old February 9th, 2014, 03:11 AM   #2692
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btw. What kind of ATC Amtrak is using? Is it simmilar to ETCS/ERMTS system? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ETCS
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btw. What kind of ATC Amtrak is using? Is it simmilar to ETCS/ERMTS system? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ETCS
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ACSES
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Old February 9th, 2014, 03:23 AM   #2694
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That Siemens IMO looks a little bit like this loco:

But this loco was first
That Newag loco is just a cheap design copy of the Eurosprinter and they keep doing it:

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Old February 9th, 2014, 01:43 PM   #2695
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seems airports and planes are more famous than railways and railway stations.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 12:09 AM   #2696
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Looks like 125 mph to me.

Quite the sexy loco


http://www.railcolor.net/index.php?n...6&action=image
It's a very beautiful locomotive.

And AESA-EMD AEM-7 "Swedish meatball" will be retired after 36 years of good service.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 10:52 PM   #2697
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Old February 11th, 2014, 05:45 AM   #2698
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Laying on the horn:

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Old February 12th, 2014, 09:15 PM   #2699
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Source: http://www.railcolor.net/index.php?n...5&action=image



Why is the contact wire so high? Freight trains?
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Why is the contact wire so high? Freight trains?
Yes. And other clearance related issues.
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