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JimBoylan wrote: ↑Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:54 pm What about New York Central? Did they ever tow RDCs into Grand Central behind electric trains to provide through commuter service beyond the 3rd rail territory without using separate locomotives?Not so far as I know. They *did* haul MU's past the end of electric territory with locomotives to provide some rush-hour through service to Peekskill.
Gilbert B Norman wrote:As I recall, when delivered for GCT-Boston service, the "Roger Williams" RDC's had NYC Third Rail shoesThe Roger Williams definitely had third rail shoes and operated into GCT. But you must remember, just because something was permitted in 1956 doesn't mean it would be permitted today.
njt/mnrrbuff wrote: ↑Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:48 am Electrification on the Hartford Line or Empire Corridor will never happen. It’s not on CDOT’s plan for the Hartford Line. MNR, NY State, and CSX don’t want it on Amtrak’s Empire Service. Those routes are fine using diesel.At what point does electrification on any line make sense? 10 trains a day each way with little freight interference?