A small question, why doesn't has the empire service like te keystone service a cabcar at the rear of the train, the need to change the locomotive is then no more...
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Jeff Smith wrote:Also posted in Brightline: http://railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.ph ... 9#p1497559" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;Yeah, NYS could/should sell the rights to running and operating the Empire Services to Brightline. Brightline would definitely do a better job at it.
Random question, as improvements to the corridor continue or are pondered, and Amtrak seeks to replace its Amfleet I’s:
The Brightline train sets are led by a variant of the Charger (SCB-40). NYS and Amtrak are looking to replace the P32’s with a modified SC-44 including third rail shoes (presumably over/under for all NYS roads).
Wouldn’t a modified Brightline set and business model be a good fit for Empire Service? Better yet, change providers to Brightline as an operator?
Amtrak would continue to operate the LD’s.