Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

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SecaucusJunction
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Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

Post by SecaucusJunction » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:57 pm

If NS is combining trains that were already decently long, you better believe they are rerouting or shunning a lot of the traffic that was on those trains. With the downgrade of Allentown yard, some of the traffic will definitely be gone off the line.
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.

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Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

Post by ccutler » Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:47 pm

what is the news on downgrading Allentown yard more specifically?
The railroads may eventually see operational advantages to having PTC installed; moreover, the price of future PTC installations may drop precipitously, once the required installations are completed.

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Re: Southern Tier - West of Binghamton

Post by SecaucusJunction » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:40 pm

Allentown hump is being shut down. The yard will be flat switching only. Many trains that once originated or terminated there are now going to Enola.
I think it may be possible that NJ Transit might not be the perfect, infallible organization that most people assume it is.

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