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jnohallman 08-22-2011 10:18 PM

NEC to get upgrades
 
Here's some good news for Amtrak and the NEC.

http://news.yahoo.com/northeast-rail...215947549.html

Jon

troy12n 08-23-2011 01:39 AM

Waste of money

JRMDC 08-23-2011 02:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troy12n (Post 141262)
Waste of money

It depends on how much of the money goes toward pure speed and how much of the money goes toward reliability and updating of old infrastructure. Maybe they are just putting in catenary, needed in many places on the NEC from what I understand, and going from 135 to 160 doesn't cost that much more.

The NEC is some really valuable transportation infrastructure, they really need to keep it up, get away from deferred maintenance. I'm not versed in the details of Amtrak or NEC, but my understanding is that money is needed and would be well spent in terms of sustaining a high density corridor.

Of course, Troy is probably just jerking a chain, today it's mine. :)

milwman 08-23-2011 08:37 AM

Everything is a waste to some one as is Troy post with out saying why. Railfanning is a waste to my ex but fun!

Mgoldman 08-23-2011 01:45 PM

A shutter speed of 1/1250th of a second ain't gonna cut it much longer, lol.

/Mitch


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