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rr503 wrote:I mean, just because the line goes to AC doesn’t mean all the trains have to go there too... You could turn all but 1-2 tph in Lindenwold or Westwood.Yes, in fact that was the plan in the study mentioned earlier in the thread.
As to possible propulsion power, been a while since I read the article but IIRC it was noted that third rail was not feasible due primarily to the numerous grade crossings. Believe catenary and diesel propulsion from LDW to ACY were considered as options. Of course as noted in some earlier comments cost was an obstacle. When the available of funding to restore the line as conventional rail with Amtrak and NJT service, the PATCO extension became moot.
Will try and find the Quarterly article and see what other points in mentions.