The EGE wrote: ↑Tue Sep 19, 2023 10:07 pm
BandA wrote: ↑Tue Sep 19, 2023 2:44 pm
They probably won't want to change the engine at New Haven
They won't have to. The 32 Airo trainsets ordered for the Northeast Regional, and the 26 for corridor trains operating on the NEC, will operate on catenary or diesel - no more engine switches at New Haven, DC, or Harrisburg.
Which is great, because the pan can go up again at Back Bay, if they are bothered enough. Separately, if there was a wired MBTA route, Worcester would seem to be the best goal. Long distance, lots of stations, express patterns... with this as a secondary benefit, re having bi-modes have a long run with wires.
And it would incrementally support the business case for New Haven - Springfield - Worcester sections.