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Why CSX doesn’t want high-speed passenger trains on its tracks — Page 1 — Times Union – Albany NY

Fast passenger trains get in the way of freight trains. Hate to say it, but that makes some sense to me.I am wondering, however, does not PTC offset some of that capacity reduction? Your turn.

Why CSX doesn’t want high-speed passenger trains on its tracks — Page 1 — Times Union – Albany NY.

Filed under: Passenger Rail Transportatio Policy, United States High Speed Rail

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  1. swing hanger says:

    The article mentions that CSX would allow faster passenger trains to run on their tracks with improvments to grade crossings and signaling (no mention if PTC is included) but only at 90mph. The problem is, freight trains in America are run on the principle of maximum tonnage at relatively slow speeds (60mph is considered “fast”). The physics of super heavy freight train operation make it incompatible with concurrent high speed train operation on the same tracks. I think CSX is entirely reasonable to propose completely separate tracks for passenger trains

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