photobug56 wrote: ↑Fri May 01, 2020 12:24 pm Why would they have not retained the option for running DM's and C3's through there? That meant that from day 1 they knew they were screwing diesel country passengers. Of course, from what I've observed, there were at least some LIRR officials (one of them eventually becoming LIRR pres) who still believed that it was all farm country still past Huntington and Babylon. A big part of why they never electrified certain lines, let alone double tracked them.Probably because Easy Side Acces was first proposed in the 1960s way before the DM30ACs or even (LIRR) GP38s were thought of. Why not redo the tunnel and make it a bit higher so that C3s could fit? Same thing with the new dual-mode replacement locomotives when they come around.
"Look down, step over, and watch the gap!" - Dr. John Clarke, The Gap Rap (2010)