As far as I thought, Mechanicville had become insignificant now and whatever trains move through the rest of District 4 travel between Mechanicville and Rotterdam.
Chances are I'm wrong.
mick wrote:Track speed through the tunnel is currently 25 MPH. The Central Shaft is large holes on either sides of the track in the middle of the tunnel, I don't know if they join together above the tunnel or if there are 2 shafts. It just looks like a cave, nothing fancy.
The Hoosac Tunnel is one place I would not want to fool around in. There are telephones in there that are supposed to work,(I had to use one once, and it did work , but just barely, with sparks coming out when I tapped on the plunger or whatever you call it, and that was ten years ago)) but who knows, they might, they might not. I've been told if anything ever happened with a crew in there, it would be a long time before help arrived, never mind a person who they didn't even know was in there. It stinks, theres always fumes ( the fans work, but not perfectly), the mud is rock dust mixed with water and it sticks to your shoes like cement. Whenever I go through there on a train, I'm just glad to get the hell out on the other side.(and get a coffee at North Adams or Stewarts in Pownal, shhhh, don't tell anybody)