I was thinking more like Princeton College, rebuild the Trenton-Princeton Traction company, would make a great extension.
Also, the high platforms it cost NJT $X-million or so to build at Princeton Junction would have to be torn down since the LRVs can't use them.Not necessarily. The LRV tracks could be elevated the three feet or so to bring them up to platform level so the LRVs could use them.
And would it be preferable to dieselize the Dinky anyway? As things currently stand, the Dinky is connected to the NEC, and if the track and catenary east of the station were upgraded, then direct service to/from NYP could still be available, by extending Jersey Avenue locals.It was stated in the previous forum, before the site went down, that NJT will never run through service from Princeton. I believe there are certain weight restrictions on the Dinky anway, so running a full train of Arrows over the line would likely be prohibited. All locomotives, except for the SW1500s are already prohibited from the line. And if Jersey Avenue Locals were to be extended, then why not run them out of Morrisville Yard? There is no room in Princeton to hold more than one train.
Not necessarily. The LRV tracks could be elevated the three feet or so to bring them up to platform level so the LRVs could use themThat would be a lot more expensive than tearing down high platforms to build low ones. Not to mention creating grades that the LRVs may not be able to surmount.
As far as the dieselization of the Dinky goes, it just seems that most of the time the train is 'bustituted' anwayHow often does this happen? "Seems" is a nebulous kind of description.
Irish Chieftain wrote: (The existence of DBOM companies like SNJLRG-LLC and 21st Century Rail are already the source of much contention between NJTRO labor and NJT management.)This alone is a whole separate issue which can have its own thread. Sorry folks, but NJT needs to stop worrying what other companies are doing, and start worrying about running their railroad instead. Its called minding their own business.
JDFX wrote:I was thinking more like Princeton College, rebuild the Trenton-Princeton Traction company, would make a great extension.If they were to rebuild the Princeton-Trenton Traction Company, it would better serve Rider University in Lawrenceville because the bed runs through the campus in-between the athletic fields, and the housing for the students.