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Old 10-21-2013, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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The Northeast Corridor is a high speed train line from DC to Baltimore in the united states. This train line is iconic to rail transportation in America. It was built and electrified by the PRR (Pennsylvania Railroad) and is the only long distance electrified rail line in the United States. It facilitates much faster rail travel between cities, and also serves as a commuter line for thousands of residents everyday. Post videos or Photos of the your favorite trains, locomotives, stations, bridges, tunnels, interlocking's, yards, rare catches, and so much more. Historical pictures of the NEC are also welcomed under this thread.

Some Videos I like:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwAJCuOafXs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTU4iToKp74

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN-V9RZgbZI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjf32_pr6Y0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1fnh4iAX_4

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Actually the New Haven to Boston part of the corridor was electrified by Amtrak in the late 90s. Which is partly why both Shore Line East and MBTA's Providence Line on the corridor use diesel rather than electric.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Actually the New Haven to Boston part of the corridor was electrified by Amtrak in the late 90s. Which is partly why both Shore Line East and MBTA's Providence Line on the corridor use diesel rather than electric.
Yup, that's why this part of the NEC has the best high speed action. Attleboro, Mansfield, Kingston, and Old Saybrook are a few towns with good high speed rail action. Although, the new London portion is very slow due to tight curves. Now, Trenton-Newark is almost ready to handle 160 mph (My house is right behind this part of the NEC. I can see trains from my bedroom window ).
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:07 PM
 
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Here is another pair of videos I like:


The Real NEC Shore Line - YouTube

Inspirational AEM 7 tribute

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUSTh3HuGtc

I would really like transit fans to respond in this thread.
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Old 10-22-2013, 10:31 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Honestly, and I hate being that guy, but the NEC depresses me. I'm guessing it's having lived in Europe, but when I go back and use it I just see the rusting catenary, slow train speeds and lack of maximizing the ROW as well as not reaching the full potential of development along the line. Oh well, it's better than the rest of the national railway network infrastructure in the US, which I guess is both good and bad.
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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P-42 diesels along the NEC (Rare):


BEST HORNSHOW ON THE NEC! (P42)- April 1, 2011 - YouTube


P42's TAKING OVER THE NEC - YouTube


Amtrak: P42DC Pulling #137 in Port Chester RR [P42/AEM7] - YouTube (Horizon cars on the NEC )


Two P42's on Amtrak train at Canton Junction (10/11/10) - YouTube

This is called as DUW (Diesel Under Wires)
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Old 10-25-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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It is really neat to see the fast electric trains. Here in IL we have just two: the Metra Electric (40 miles) and South Shore (88 miles). Nowhere near the electrification that exists in the Northeast.

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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It is really neat to see the fast electric trains. Here in IL we have just two: the Metra Electric (40 miles) and South Shore (88 miles). Nowhere near the electrification that exists in the Northeast.
Which is why I proposed an electrified line from Chicago to Milwaukee. It should help electrification projects kick off and become popular in Chicago.

However, aren't all CTA trains operated on third rail.

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Old 10-26-2013, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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The amount of engineering that went into construction of this corridor by the PRR was immense and revolutionary in rail transportation. Unfortunately, 110 years later, we are unable to maintain a decent level of respect for rail travel .

I applaud and respect the PRR for its effort to construct a high speed electrified corridor from New Haven to DC.
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Old 10-26-2013, 06:58 AM
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Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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How about Amtrak electrifying a dedicated track from DC to Miami run along side the existing freight lines. It would be nice if you could get to Fl from NYC without being two-three hrs late.

BTW let it pass thru my area.

Amtrak 92, Silver Star, northbound, Southern Pines NC, 200 leading May 2 - YouTube
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