Thanks Andy. I hope you guys can grab some new traffic and whatever you can grab from the competition. Maybe NS will get the signalling up to snuff and tweak the track so they could up the competition
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ANDY117 wrote:The South End had a lot of 50 MPH circa 2000 (I forgot our TT# but it had the SD40's in front of Yankee Stadium) and they still had trouble making Bingo to the Albany area on one crew sometimes. It was 6 hrs with high greens with enough power and no issues on the grades.RMB357 wrote:Andy, those are great suggestions to get an hour off the schedule and when it comes to intermodal every minute can count if you want good customer service. Question, if the track was up to snuff the whole way and the signal system upgraded, could you guys get a 100 car intermodal train from Buffalo to Albany in ten hours or less with two SD70ACE or ESD units?
If the Tier was upgraded to 60, and the Freight Main to at least 50, along with fixing Binghamton's lack of signals, absolutely the journey could take less than 10 hours Buffalo to Mechanicville.
As for power, if you're trying to run a 100 car train you need at least 3 good units out of Binghamton.