by QB 52.32
mmi16 wrote: ↑Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:24 pmAs I wrote in my 7/27 post, this project is not simply clearing the Howard Street tunnel, but also 22 other overhead obstructions between Baltimore and Philadelphia, including Boones tunnel in Darby, PA. That's the basis for my 7/28 post about the benefits of full overhead clearances in the I-95 corridor as well as via the ex-B&O into Philadelphia and NY/NJ/beyond. It stands to reason that a Howard Street tunnel clearance project with committed CSX capital would have to tap into the much greater benefits of full I-95 overhead clearance and not simply the Baltimore domestic/transload freight market.QB 52.32 wrote: ↑Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:21 am I would think the I-95 corridor potential is first and foremost, too, but, the ability to once again be able to co-mingle Philadelphia and Baltimore as well as Chambersburg and Portsmouth intermodal traffic via the ex-B&O is probably another driver of this. Then, too, the ability to run AutoMax autoracks from NC/SC plants into the Northeast and into Twin Oaks from the South or Midwest/West also likely has some part to play in CSX's ability to commit capital to this project.Increased clearance for the Howard Street Tunnel WILL NOT benefit Philadelphia and points East thereof on the I-95 corridor. There is a tunnel between Twin Oaks and Philadelphia that will not clear double stacks and that will have to be worked upon also. That tunnel is why autoracks terminate at Twin Oaks.