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Old 03-18-2010, 04:57 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by J View Post
The CSX Penninsula Subdivision is signalized and has some stretches of double track. CP still runs something like 12 or more trains a day via their route through Portal ND in non-signalized territory.
The problem in the past was less the fact that the line is mostly single track now, but the reduced yard capacity at N.N., what this meant is that most of the sidings would be occupied by trains waiting to be yarded and emptied. You could fleet trains in and out in 1 direction but throw Amtrak into the mix and you are less flexible. The N&W and all the other lines you mentioned do not have to deal with Amtrak, which I think is 3-4 a day each way between Richmond and N.N., which may not seem like much, but is.
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