by CSXT 4617
In my travels around the country, I have viewed Norfolk Southern freight trains on the Northeast Corridor. I was wondering, do Norfolk Southern freights work the Northeast Corridor, the way the former Pennsylvania Railroad did, by running lots of freights and lots of switching duties. I know that Amtrak runs a lot of Northeast Regionals, Acela Expresses, and many other passenger trains and I believe one too many, in my opinion. It seems as though more freights dominate the line. But, there once was a great time when both freights and passengers shared the Northeast Corridor in abundance. The Pennsylvania Railroad GG-1, MP-54s in passenger service and P-5 and E-44s in freight service along with steam and diesel locomotives. But, I don't get why freight service began moving to night time and not day time as well. If freights and passenger trains ran alongside each other it'd be like the good old Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central and Conrail years. Would someone be so kind as in to explain why freight service has dropped greatly since the Conrail years.
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