• Passenger tracks removed and replaced

  • General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.
General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.

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  by twropr
 
During the late 1960s and thereafter, several lines that handled passenger traffic in the US were either removed (or double track reduced to single); however, starting in 1978, some have been restored. Instances that come to mind (mostly in the Northeast) include:
Rotterdam (CP 9) - Hoffmans, NY (CP 11) - removed by PC circa 1971 and replaced by CR 10/28/78 NYS financed
Niverville (CP 187) - Rensselaer, NY (CP 1) - removed by PC circa 1970 and replaced by CR 10/79 NYS financed
2nd track Stuyvesant (CP 126) - Rensselaer, NY (CP 1) removed by PC circa 1969 and replaced by Amtrak 2017 US/NYS
financed
2nd track Springfield, MA-North Haven, CT - removed by Amtrak 1989 and restored North Haven-Windsor 2018 US/CT financed
2nd track Westboro (CP 33)-Worcester (CP 44) - removed by CR circa 1988 and restored by MBTA MA financed
2nd track Greensboro-Charlotte, NC, removed by SOU circa 1967 and restored by NS US/NC financed
Quantico Creek Bridge, VA single tracked by RF&P circa 1978; replaced by DT bridge by CSX circa 2010 VA financed
Any other instances you guys can provide?
Andy
  by GWoodle
 
After 1971 with the demise of most passenger trains you may find most railroads single tracked their lines with longish passing sidings every 5-10 miles. Today those sidings are too short for the 200+ car freight trains. We have gone from an era of fast freight to slow haulers.
  by Ken W2KB
 
GWoodle wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:17 pm After 1971 with the demise of most passenger trains you may find most railroads single tracked their lines with longish passing sidings every 5-10 miles. Today those sidings are too short for the 200+ car freight trains. We have gone from an era of fast freight to slow haulers.
Mostly because time sensitive freight is now mostly transported by truck and non time sensitive freight by railroad.