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Old April 29th, 2015, 03:22 AM   #2861
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^There is a separate thread for High Speed Rail in the USA.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 06:10 AM   #2862
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^There is a separate thread for High Speed Rail in the USA.
Thank you I new I hit the wrong one
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Old April 29th, 2015, 06:59 PM   #2863
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A very scary accident in New Orleans: strong winds blow off freight rail cars off track from an elevated railway

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A very scary accident in New Orleans: strong winds blow off freight rail cars off track from an elevated railway

At least nobody was seriously injured, thank god.
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Old May 9th, 2015, 01:42 PM   #2865
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Old May 10th, 2015, 02:33 AM   #2866
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So the Port Authority hosted a Summit on Tran-Hudson Capacity solutions here is a Link to the page, and the Slide shows by the PA, MTA, NJT, Amtrak and the RPA are at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!

http://www.transhudsonsummit.com/
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Old May 10th, 2015, 04:00 AM   #2867
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Some Amtrak Photos taken from Hamilton Station Yesterday

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Trains at Hamilton Station on the Northeast Corridor
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Silver Star # 91 to Miami



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Old May 14th, 2015, 11:31 PM   #2868
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Amtrak Empire Service # 237 to Albany passing Glenwood Station in Yonkers,NY


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At this stretch, GE Genesis locomotives operate with electricity from third rail or diesel engine?
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Old May 15th, 2015, 01:28 AM   #2870
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What is happening with Amtrak?

Fire on Hiawatta train, today.

https://www.facebook.com/tmj4/videos/10152999343283757/
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Old May 15th, 2015, 03:23 AM   #2871
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The Genesis locomotives are showing there age? Doesn't really make sense because they are pretty young still, but must have been an oversight during maintenance. Also no they don't they only can run on third rail for 15 minutes while with in the boundaries of Manhattan island.
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Good luck convincing the Republican congress to appropriate funding for any new ones.
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Old May 15th, 2015, 03:40 AM   #2873
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At this stretch, GE Genesis locomotives operate with electricity from third rail or diesel engine?
After they leave Penn Station they operate on Diesel...
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One of the few remaining Grade Crossings on the Northeast Corridor in Mystic,CT

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Old May 15th, 2015, 04:16 AM   #2875
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The Genesis locomotives are showing there age? Doesn't really make sense because they are pretty young still, but must have been an oversight during maintenance. Also no they don't they only can run on third rail for 15 minutes while with in the boundaries of Manhattan island.

(about this video of GE Genesis fire)

GE Genesis locomotives are in midlife. This Genesis locomotive #24 was built in 1996.

I believe in poorly maintianed. GE locomotives aren't too robust like EMD F40PH or "old-school" EMD F7. These machines should have a good maintenance or they will go break.

In the other hand, Hiawatta deserves a new rolling stock. A MPI locomotive with CAF USA new passenger cars could be a good choice. In the far future, Chicago - Milwaukee could be electrified and receive some new tilting trainsets. This Hiawatta Corridor has a great potential to catch new passengers from low-cost airlines, automobile and Greyhound buses.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 02:34 AM   #2876
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Riding through Amtrak's Sunnyside Yard in Queens,NY



Northeast Corridor Trains in Sunnyside - Queens,NY
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Some Amtrak Cascades videos from Tim M


Ride AMTRAK's Cascade - the Most Beautiful Train Ride in America!




Riding AMTRAK from Seattle to Vancouver (Cascade)

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Old May 21st, 2015, 01:09 PM   #2878
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Taking the Cascades from Seattle to Vancouver was one of the most beautiful train rides I've ever experienced. However, the track in Vancouver is really slow. With some small improvements, half an hour could easily be cut from journey times.
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How the DEA Harasses Amtrak Passengers

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How Safe Is Amtrak Compared to Your Local Commuter Rail?

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