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Old March 20th, 2015, 10:09 AM   #2821
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Early Morning Amtrak Regional at Secaucus


Eastbound Amtrak Regional # 170 with Cities Sprinter # 602 approaching Secaucus Junction
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Eastbound Amtrak Regional # 170 with Cities Sprinter # 602 Roaring through Secaucus Junction
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The Hideous FRA Designed Talgo Cab car
After seeing those for a couple of years in Seattle I start to find them weirdly cute.
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After seeing those for a couple of years in Seattle I start to find them weirdly cute.
The aerodynamic ones that connect to the back of the taller locomotives look sort of like a cat with pointy ears when not attached to anything else.

The train-a-bago is pretty hideous though.
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Video of freshly overhauled GE P32-8WH 512 calling at Tyrone, PA with Pennsylvanian Train 43, this time, with Viewliner II Baggage Car 61006 (3/22/15). Wicked K5LA XD
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 02:58 AM   #2825
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Lewiston-Auburn officials renew push for passenger rail



The Downeaster pulls into Freeport station Friday, Feb. 1, 2013.


By Scott Thistle, Sun Journal
Posted Feb. 24, 2015, at 6:20 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Expanding passenger rail service from Portland to Lewiston-Auburn has been a decades-long struggle for local business and rail advocates, but a bill before the Maine Legislature finally could help advance that effort.

Rep. Jared Golden, D-Lewiston, is hoping his bill, which has an estimated $1 million price tag to complete necessary engineering and environmental impact studies on a state-owned rail line that runs between Yarmouth and Danville Junction in Auburn, will provide the push needed to link the Twin Cities to Amtrak’s service to Boston.

The bill, LD 323, and another sponsored by Rep. Ben Chipman, I-Portland, could help finance the expansion while putting the project in a “shovel-ready” position and in line for federal funding.

Also working its way through the legislative process is a proposal by Sen. Nate Libby, D-Lewiston, that would provide funds for a portion of the construction work that would be needed to upgrade the line.
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 03:01 AM   #2826
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Amtrak Downeaster train to add stop in Kennebunk



The first trip of the Amtrak Downeaster's new passenger train service from Boston to Freeport and Brunswick arrives at Brunswick's Maine Street Station in November of 2012.

By Susan Morse, York County Coast Star
Posted Oct. 31, 2014, at 10:09 a.m.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — The Board of Selectmen took a step Tuesday in returning passenger rail service to Kennebunk, as members unanimously approved spending $180,000 to purchase property at 11 Depot St.

The purchase is part of the redevelopment of the original Boston & Maine railroad station at 12 Depot St.

“This would be the oldest original train station on the line,” Town Manager Barry Tibbetts said.

An agreement with Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority, or NNEPRA, operator of the Amtrak Downeaster, is for a seasonal stop in Kennebunk that eventually could run year-round, according to Economic Development Director Mathew Eddy.
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Amtrak Line in Western Massachusetts Sees Boost in Riders; Business Impacts Unclear


he new route for passenger rail through the Pioneer Valley in western Massachusetts is exceeding expectations, according to numbers from Amtrak.

The service shifted west in late December, which eliminated a stop in Amherst, and added new ones in Northampton and Greenfield.

State officials planned the move to speed up the trip and boost the number of riders. It was also expected to help the local economy. So far, it’s hard to tell if that has happened.

In Greenfield, the train stops next to a transit center built a few years ago. Inside the center is a waiting area. However, there is no place to buy train tickets -- you have to do that online. But there is a small coffee shop that opened last fall.
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Old March 25th, 2015, 07:45 PM   #2829
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The aerodynamic ones that connect to the back of the taller locomotives look sort of like a cat with pointy ears when not attached to anything else.

The train-a-bago is pretty hideous though.
I guess at least the paint job made up for its weird shape.

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Old March 26th, 2015, 02:49 AM   #2830
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what speed does it hit there?
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Old March 26th, 2015, 05:27 AM   #2832
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what speed does it hit there?
80-90mph...
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Passenger rail service between Tulsa and OKC pushed back to May

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The line to ride the first passenger rail trip to Oklahoma City from Tulsa starts behind Rick Westcott, the former City Councilor and rail proponent said.

"I think people in this part of the state waited a long time for passenger rail," Westcott said. "The closer it gets, the more excited we are."

But he and others are going to have to wait just a bit longer, after the company offering the rail service said they moved their late-April deadline back several weeks.
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Who cares about railtracks
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Probably the people reading a thread titled "United States Railway."
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considering where it says he's from, he's probably just a troll passing through, just ignore him.
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I think New England should build a network of Higher Speed Lines , speeding up travel to the main hub cities of New Haven , Worcester , Springfield , Boston , Providence , Concord , Portland , Manchester , Hartford , Stamford , Albany,etc... The Higher Speed Services would have hourly departures and run up to 125mph. Once the higher speed network is established , then a true HSR line running from Boston to NYC and along I-90 West to Buffalo should be built. The Network would be Electrified with the exception of a few lesser used corridors... I put them on a Map which is not done yet...

The Map

Southern New England

Knowledge Corridor Express - 10 Roundtrips
New Haven
Berlin
Hartford
Windsor Locks - Bradley International Airport
Springfield
Northampton
Greenfield
Brattleboro


Berkshire Express - 15 Roundtrips
Boston South Station
Boston Back Bay
Framingham
Worcester
Palmer
Indian Orchard
Springfield
West Springfield
Westfield
Pittsfield
Albany


Central Rail Corridor - 18 Roundtrips (Diesel)
New London
Mohegan
Norwich
Willimantic
Storrs
Stafford Springs
Monson
Palmer
Three Rivers
Belchertown
Amherst
Millers Falls
Brattleboro



Vermonter - 5 Roundtrips (1 Round Trip from DC to Montreal & 4 Roundtrips from New Haven to Montreal)
Washington DC
Baltimore Penn Station
Wilmington
30th Street - Philadelphia
Trenton
Newark Penn Station
New York Penn Station
New Rochelle
Stamford
New Haven
Hartford
Windsor Locks - Bradley International Airport
Springfield
Northampton
Greenfield
Brattleboro
Bellows Falls
Claremont
Windsor-Mt. Ascutney, VT
White River Junction
Randolph
Montpelier
Waterbury
Essex Junction
St. Albans
Montreal


Cape Codder - 10 Roundtrips (May-September) & 2 Roundtrips (October-April)
New York Penn
New Rochelle
Stamford
New Haven
Old Saybrook
New London
Mystic
Westerly
Kingston
Providence
Taunton
Wareham
Buzzards Bay
Sandwich
Barnstable
Hyannis


Western Berkshire Access - 8 Roundtrips (April to Early November) & 2 Roundtrips (Mid November to April) (Electric to New Milford & Diesel to North Adams)
New York Penn
New Rochelle
Stamford
South Norwalk
Danbury
New Milford
Kent
Falls Village
North Canaan
Great Barrington
Houstonic
Lee
Pittsfield
Cheshire
Adams
North Adams


Cape Access - 3 Roundtrips (Summer Only)
Worcester
Woonsocket
Pawtucket
Attleboro
Taunton
Middleborough
Wareham
Buzzards Bay
Sandwich
Barnstable
Hyannis


Eastern Link - 8 Roundtrips (Diesel)
New London
Norwich-Preston
Jewett City
Plainfield
Danielson
Putnam
Webster
Oxford
Auburn
Worcester


Intercity New Jersey Express Services


Proposed : Atlantic City Express -- 25kV/60Hz Push-Pull Intercity trains / up to 125mph
(Summer Service only , 5 Round trips NYP to AC & 1 Roundtrip Hoboken to AC)
New York Penn Station & Hoboken
Secaucus Junction
Newark Penn Station
Newark International Airport
Winslow JCT
Atlantic City


Proposed : Cape May Express
-- 25kV/60Hz Push-Pull Intercity trains / up to 125mph
(Summer Service only , 2 Round trips NYP to Cape May & 4 Roundtrip Hoboken to Cape May)
New York Penn Station & Hoboken
Secaucus Junction
Newark Penn Station
Newark International Airport
Winslow JCT
Rio Grande
Cape May
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