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Old September 12th, 2015, 05:36 AM   #3001
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There are plans for it , but no funding at this time...
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Old September 12th, 2015, 07:56 AM   #3002
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Indeed and they won't be replaced until disaster happens in which the structural integrity of the Amfleet coaches is to blame.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 12:47 AM   #3003
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I didn't know Empire Tunnel has overhead wires...
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Old September 18th, 2015, 01:09 AM   #3004
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Amtrak Photos from this across the NYC region

Metro North - New Haven Line @ East Norwalk

Eastbound Amtrak Regional racing thru


Metro North - New Haven Line at East Norwalk Station
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Metro North - New Haven Line at East Norwalk Station
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Eastbound Amtrak Acela Express


Metro North - New Haven Line at East Norwalk Station
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Metro North - New Haven Line at East Norwalk Station
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Metro North - New Haven Line @ Southport

Westbound Acela Express passing just north of the station


Amtrak Acela Express racin through Southport,CT
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Amtrak Acela Express racin through Southport,CT
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Amtrak Acela Express racin through Southport,CT
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Eastbound Regional meets Westbound Metro North Express


Metro North - New Haven Line at Southport Station
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Metro North - New Haven Line at Southport Station
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Metro North - New Haven Line at Southport Station
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Another Westbound Acela Express


Metro North - New Haven Line at Southport Station
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Westbound SLE train meets Eastbound Acela Express


Metro North - New Haven Line at Southport Station
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Metro North - New Haven Line at Southport Station
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New Jersey Transit - NEC @ Edison

Eastbound Lone Amtrak Loco


Northeast Corridor Trains at Edison Station
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Eastbound Acela Express


Northeast Corridor Trains at Edison Station
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Northeast Corridor Trains at Edison Station
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Westbound Acela Express meets Eastbound Regional


Northeast Corridor Trains at Edison Station
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Northeast Corridor Trains at Edison Station
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Northeast Corridor Trains at Edison Station
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Northeast Corridor Trains at Edison Station
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Northeast Corridor Trains at Edison Station
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New Jersey transit - NEC @ New Brunswick

Eastbound Amtrak Long Distance train meets Westbound Local


Northeast Corridor trains in New Brunswick,NJ
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Northeast Corridor trains in New Brunswick,NJ
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Northeast Corridor trains in New Brunswick,NJ
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Westbound NJT Equipment move meets Eastbound Amtrak Regional


Northeast Corridor trains in New Brunswick,NJ
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Northeast Corridor trains in New Brunswick,NJ
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Highland Park,NJ

Eastbound Amtrak Regional Roaring past


Amtrak Cities Sprinter Roaring thru Highland Park,NJ
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Rahway & Linden,NJ

Westbound Amtrak


Amtrak Trains along the Northeast Corridor
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Eastbound Acela Express


Amtrak Trains along the Northeast Corridor
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Old September 19th, 2015, 04:47 AM   #3005
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A working day in New York New Jersey Rail LLC (NYNJ), a short railroad that operates car barges in Port of New York.

This is the only way for freight trains to access LIRR tracks in Long Island and Brooklyn. In 2012, as a part of new Cross-Harbour Tunnel project, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey acquired NYNJ.



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^ That would be better suited for the Freight thread...
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Old September 23rd, 2015, 03:51 AM   #3007
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Railroads threaten shutdown over automated trains



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Rail companies are threatening to shut down passenger and freight train service at the beginning of next year if Congress does not extend a federal deadline for automating trains that most railroads say they won't be able to meet.

Railroads currently have until Dec. 31 to install an automated train navigation system known as Positive Train Control (PTC), which regulates the speed and track movements of trains. Several companies have already said they will shut down service in January 2016 to avoid fines for not meeting the deadline.


Advocates for the industry in Congress have called for an extension of the deadline, but rail regulators in the Obama administration say their hands are tied unless Congress passes an extension of the mandate.

"There are many railroads that making a good faith effort and we believe have been working diligently toward PTC implementation, but the law and the statute and the deadline is very black and white and in our read does not give flexibility to railroads that are acting diligently and railroads who are not," Acting Federal Railroad Administration chief Sarah Feinberg told lawmakers this week during a confirmation hearing for her appointment to the position on a full-time basis.

The December deadline for automated trains on most of the nation's commuter and freight railroads was set under a law passed in the aftermath of a 2008 commuter rail crash in California.
http://thehill.com/policy/transporta...tomated-trains

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Old September 24th, 2015, 06:57 AM   #3008
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New Jersey Transit & Amtrak Trains Parked in Sunnyside Yard

From the 7 Train


Amtrak&#x27;s Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City - Queens,NY
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Amtrak&#x27;s Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City - Queens,NY
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Amtrak&#x27;s Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City - Queens,NY
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Amtrak&#x27;s Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City - Queens,NY
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Amtrak&#x27;s Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City - Queens,NY
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Amtrak&#x27;s Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City - Queens,NY
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On a Eastbound LIRR train...


Amtrak&#x27;s Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City - Queens,NY
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Amtrak&#x27;s Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City - Queens,NY
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Amtrak&#x27;s Sunnyside Yard in Long Island City - Queens,NY
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Old September 25th, 2015, 10:25 AM   #3010
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Is there a replacement schedule for the metroliner carriages?
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You mean Amfleet? It was in the 2010 fleet replacement strategy, but we know what happened later that year.
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Taking photos on train tracks: ‘A mistake you can’t undo.’
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Amtrak has nay plans to improve its Express Shipping service?

I think Amtrak could make a partnership with courier delivery companies (FedEx, DHL, UPS...) and freight railroads (UP, CSX, NS, BNSF and some Class III railroads) to improve the transportation of package and LTL (less-than-trucking) using Amtrak trains as a "high-speed" cargo service. This could bring more profits to Amtrak and reduce truck traffic on congested US Interstate highways.

A Fedex-Amtrak LTL cargo service on dedicated railcars in Northeast Regional "mixed" trains could be interesting.
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That would be cool but it seems like train stations are likely peripheral to their logistics networks. if it so happened there was a huge FedEx warehouse adjacent to DC Union Station and another one at some basement level attached to NY Penn, then I could see that working. But wouldn't it add time and manpower to transload from a truck to a train to a truck to another truck?

I believe there were Amtrak mail trains running out of LA and out of Springfield, Mass but not anymore. That or the practice has been reduced.
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In NEC, I see a great opportunity for FedEx railcars on Northeast Regional trains between Washington D.C., Philly-30th Street, Newark, New York-New Rochelle, New Haven, Providence and Boston. Small packages and LTL would be transported in baggage cars that would be leased to FedEx and the discharge would be performed at the station platform by FedEx employees.

In Midwest, an alternative would be the use of 10-foot containers for package and LTL. The containers would be loaded on flat wagons in a rail yard before the train go to station. These containers could be similar to Japan Freight Railways ones.


http://tefutefu.blog.eonet.jp/defaul...2252-8d76.html

Here in Brazil, express packages are carried by intercity buses.
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Ethan Allen Express?
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i hear this railway has connect america and make this country became a superpower
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