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Old June 7th, 2015, 04:23 PM   #2901
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We have a Steam train thread here....
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Old June 8th, 2015, 04:20 AM   #2902
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Old June 13th, 2015, 07:59 PM   #2903
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Secaucus Junction


Eastbound Acela Express passing Secaucus Junction Upper Level
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Eastbound Acela Express passing Secaucus Junction Upper Level
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Westbound Amtrak Test Train at Secaucus Junction
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Westbound Amtrak Test Train at Secaucus Junction
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Westbound Amtrak Regional Train arriving at Newark Penn Station
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Westbound Amtrak Regional Train arriving at Newark Penn Station
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Old June 16th, 2015, 08:44 PM   #2904
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30th Street Station District Plan to reveal 3 bold diagrams for capping rail yards; seeks public feedback



Monday, June 15, 2015 By Jim Saksa

On Wednesday, the 17-member organization team led by Amtrak, Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University, PennDOT and SEPTA that is developing a comprehensive plan for the 30th Street Station District will unveil three diagrams to the public presenting differing ideas and concepts for the long-dreamt about area surrounding the train station.

PlanPhilly got a chance to preview the diagrams last week with Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz and Natalie Shieh, Project Director for the 30th Street Station District Plan. Along with representatives from the rest of the team, Amtrak will host an open house at 30th Street Station Wednesday June 17, from 4:00 P.M to 7:00 P.M., and is looking for lots of public feedback.
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Old June 20th, 2015, 11:48 AM   #2905
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Pennsylvania Railroad / Horseshoe Curve - postmark 1955
The "famous" Horseshoe Curve is near Altoona, PA.


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Old June 21st, 2015, 04:57 AM   #2906
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Early plans for passenger rail service from Detroit to Grand Rapids include 3 possible routes

By Joel Oosting | MLive.com

June 10, 2015

LANSING, MI — To get from Detroit to Grand Rapids by train in 2015, you have to go through Chicago. Or transfer to a bus in Kalamazoo.

That could change under early and developing plans for "coast-to-coast" passenger rail service that would link Michigan's two largest cities.

"It's all about connecting Michigan," Liz Treutel of the Michigan Environmental Council said Tuesday night at a public meeting in Lansing.

It was the first of 16 public meetings across the state this year as Michigan by Rail, an informal group led by the MEC, works to collect feedback and gauge interest as part of a feasibility study.
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Looking at those three routes, I don't think the one that skips Ann Arbor should be selected. Remember, Ann Arbor is the home of some eensy-weensy lil' college.

Jackson, I'm much less sure about. It's a fairly large small town but -- unlike Ann Arbor -- it doesn't exactly have an outsize ridership generator. It also lies almost directly south of Lansing, which makes for a longish detour to serve it. And doesn't the Wolverine already stop there?
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Old June 21st, 2015, 08:22 AM   #2908
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Looking at those three routes, I don't think the one that skips Ann Arbor should be selected. Remember, Ann Arbor is the home of some eensy-weensy lil' college.

Jackson, I'm much less sure about. It's a fairly large small town but -- unlike Ann Arbor -- it doesn't exactly have an outsize ridership generator. It also lies almost directly south of Lansing, which makes for a longish detour to serve it. And doesn't the Wolverine already stop there?
Yes , so skipping Jackson isn't a problem...as its serviced already.. Skipping Ann Arbor would be a mistake due the population... I question why Holland & not Muskegon which is 2x larger.
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Old June 21st, 2015, 08:32 AM   #2909
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Yes , so skipping Jackson isn't a problem...as its serviced already.. Skipping Ann Arbor would be a mistake due the population... I question why Holland & not Muskegon which is 2x larger.
Well ... I'm not at all sure a rail easement exists between Grand Rapids and Muskegon.
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There should also be a line from Bay City to Detroit...
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Typical Northeast Regional carriages look shiny and cool, and perhaps quite American.
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What's the difference between service speed and average speed?
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on this web-site (i don't know why my previous post was deleted) what kind of speed do they mean when they speak about all trains http://www.railroadpm.org/Performanc...orts/BNSF.aspx ?
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on this web-site (i don't know why my previous post was deleted) what kind of speed do they mean when they speak about all trains http://www.railroadpm.org/Performanc...orts/BNSF.aspx ?
The Average Mean Speed per Cargo train....
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What's the difference between service speed and average speed?
Service speed or Track speed is the maximum speed allowed on that section of track. Average speed is the distance a train travels divided by the time to make the trip.

Here is an example of a priority freight train traveling from Amarillo, Texas to Belen, New Mexico (about 340 miles) in 7 hours. That is an Average speed of about 48.5 mph. Much of that trackage has a Service/Track speed of 70 mph for freight, but there are many restrictions to 65, 50 or even 40 mph along the way.

https://www.friendsofbnsf.com/conten...nsf-train-crew

Most major US main line tracks have a 60 mph limit but some few are rated for 70 mph as in the above example. You can get on YouTube and search BNSF southern transcon for videos.
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Old July 13th, 2015, 09:41 AM   #2920
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Any ideas on how to speed up the average speed of regular Amtrak trains to 70 mph at least, China can do it for their Z class trains over much rougher terrain.
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