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amtrakowitz wrote: ↑Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:58 amPretty sure railgeekteen thinks Amtrak can still preempt its way onto any part of any American railroad, at least if they bought into NRPC. That isn’t the case anymore, not clearly.railgeekteen wrote: ↑Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:21 am It's kinda dumb that the San Joaquins can't reach LA, would really benefit CA's Amtrak network in many ways?What is with "be made to"? You advocating government coercion?
Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:18 pm Considering the topography, it should not be any wonder that the ATSF only operated through trains such as the San Francisco Chief "over the hill" and that their local trsins, the "Golden Gates" had the same bus arrangement as Amtrak has today.This may be a stupid question, but if this was a Santa Fe line, why is it Union Pacific and not BNSF that gets the call?
electricron wrote: ↑Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:49 am Whether the 25 mph speed limit is true or not, have you ever ridden on a train crawling so slowly for hours?MARC Penn Line when signal power died between Baltimore and Odenton. The entire territory became manual block territory at 15 MPH. A half-hour trip added another hour.
WhartonAndNorthern wrote: ↑Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:24 am You need to have the state pay to double track the line and then you can run passenger trains. Of course the state is focused on building (or not building ) HSR so doubletracking the loop would detract and distract from that effort.Well, it already is double-tracked but one end is not.
I wish that the first segment of HSR wasn't train to nowhere but instead an attempt to bridge this gap.