• new ROW around Hoosac Tunnel?

  • Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.
Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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  by Scalziand
 
The only conceivable surface bypass of Hoosac Tunnel would be a 26 mile loop to the north via Readsboro and Heartwellville, summiting at just over 1900' at Dutch Hill. Dunno if boring 4 1/2 miles of new tunnel would be cheaper or not than building 26 miles of new line.
  by Ridgefielder
 
Once you cross the MA/VT line you're in the Green Mountain National Forest. No way you're getting a permit to put a railroad through there even if you wanted to.
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