mcgrath618 wrote: ↑Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:49 pmI suspect SEPTA would still be leasing the ALPs due to the grant / loan process. Phoenixville and/or Chester County (depending on the outcome of the next county election) would be paying some of the cost.Backshophoss wrote: ↑Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:20 pm NS will not Allow catenary.Why not? The Trenton Sub on CSX handles all traffic just fine.
And you’re right. SEPTA isn’t buying any ALPs. Phoenixville is leading them
I could see SEPTA being forced to get some dual modes if this works though. It solves part of the problem with restoring some service to non-electrified territory. Adding service is a very nice shiny object in the eyes of the politicians and this might be a relatively cheap way to do it.