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rvrrhs wrote:I'm glad to leave you with some elbow room, Don.Thanks Alan, I appreciate it! The car was empty tonight, I guess most folks got off at Secaucus!
nick11a wrote:Wow, it's a small world after all....It surely is a small world Nick. Hey, summer'll be here soon, maybe we'll see you on 3271. Do ya think NJT would reinstate the bar car for us??
If I didn't have so many courses this semester, I'd come on over myself to ride 3271.
Jtgshu wrote: As a side note, I was thinking tonight, as we were crawling through a speed restriction at Hudson Interlocking going east tonight, about how fragile the NEC is in its current state. It looked to be a damaged frog causing teh slow speeds, which could happen anywhere, to new rail or old rail, etc, but still, one small problem cause delays for just about every eastbound train.There are multiple different set of agencies and projects involved for quad tracking all the way upto Rae - well actually upto the East end of Dock if I have my interlocking and what they control straight. Doesn't Dock control everything West of the Harrison curve?
wiht the New Penn Station adn tunnel plans, the NEC would be quad tracked to Rae, right? Those other tracks would have come in handy tonight to keep trains moving, instead of crawling!
Then between Hudson and Rae would be basically Amtrak and NJT taking into consideration the Hudson pocket track that itself is yet to be built. Rae to Dock would involve Amtrak and PATH since the PATH Eastbound would have to be moved over onto a trestle along the Harrison curve to make room for track 4.Why move PATH eastbound? There is plenty of open land where Manhattan Transfer used to be to move PATH westbound outside the cat. The only sqeeze would be just west of the existing PATH station, as there is a building there that is pretty close to the NEC. But isn't there empty space from the old NEC tracks that were reconfigured?
Why move PATH eastbound? There is plenty of open land where Manhattan Transfer used to be to move PATH westbound outside the cat. The only sqeeze would be just west of the existing PATH station, as there is a building there that is pretty close to the NEC. But isn't there empty space from the old NEC tracks that were reconfigured?You're right of course. My dyslexic typing fingers. I meant to say Westbound of course.
Jtgshu wrote:there is only about three catpoles worth of PATH railroad that would need to be shifted - its only on teh curve itself that the path would need to be bumped out to the other side of the cat poles. It would be a tight squeeze but there is plenty of room to put the Path on a trestle on the outside of the Harrison curve. At this point, on the curve, the PATH westbound track actually has catenary over it!While we are at it this trestle should be made high enough and long anough to run the Westbound half of the Waterfront connection from M&E to NEC under PATH so that the connection can join Rae near the West end of Rae.
It would just make sense to make all these improvements all in one major capital project, (as if the tunnel isn't enough)That makes way too much sense for it to actually happen that way.
Jishnu, Thanks for the link to the ARC site, I actually signed up for the committee thing whatever it is called.