il high speed rail

wingnut1974 Jul 10, 2011

  1. wingnut1974

    wingnut1974 TrainBoard Member

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    I think the superliners are rated for higher than 80 I don't think they are rated for 110
     
  2. wm-webb

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    I'm pretty sure it's just the regional trains between Chicago and St.Louis.

    Copied from a press release "Six new sets of equipment, including cars and locomotives (train sets) capable of operating at up to 110 mph, will be purchased for use on the Chicago to St. Louis Corridor. Each train set is expected to consist of five cars including new coach and business class seating, as well as a café car. Two new high horsepower diesel locomotives will likely be used on each train set. Nippon Sharyo was awarded a $352 million contract in November 2012 for 130 rail cars to be used throughout Illinois, California, Michigan, and Missouri. In December 2013, a Notice of Intent to Award was issued to Siemens USA to design, build, and deliver the locomotives on behalf of the Departments of Transportation from Illinois, California, Michigan, Missouri, and Washington."
     
  3. Xmtrman

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    I have personally clocked our Superliner in western Wyoming at 110+ in the days before DRGW joined Amtrak 30-some years ago.
     
  4. wingnut1974

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    most mainline trackwork complete siding and some bridge work continues. hope we get more trackage opened up for 110 soon
     
  5. BoxcabE50

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    Is there a map on line, showing where the work has now been completed, speeds raised?
     
  6. wingnut1974

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    I don't think the eagle will run that fast but might be faster than current 79. trains with new cars on order will be 110. several towns getting new depots Pontiac is one of them. hope to see more 110 stretchs opened up soon
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    How much track work remains to be completed?
     
  8. wingnut1974

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    mainly signal and ptc work and siding upgrades . I think some double tracking going on. I think most bridge work done I think Wilmington getting a new one
     
  9. wingnut1974

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    idot might have info
     
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    Pontiac getting new station construction started Dwight getting one as well platforms under construction already there
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    I did find a map. Interesting just how many other potential projects could happen.
     
  12. wingnut1974

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    new Pontiac station is under construction
     
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    dwight new station opened last week
     
  14. wingnut1974

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    new station in Pontiac nearing completion looks nice
     
  15. BoxcabE50

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    Found a small concept photo on line. Could not discern much detail. Any pictures available?
     
  16. wingnut1974

    wingnut1974 TrainBoard Member

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    looks a lot like the concept don't know if this is a standard design copied elsewhere
     
  17. wingnut1974

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    new depot in Pontiac almost finished will be open soon
     
  18. wingnut1974

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    new depot in Pontiac opened this week city didn't make public notice of it so I missed grand opening celebration. contractors are putting finishing touchs on landscaping looks nice. sure hope its worth the two and half million they spent on it its well lit with heat and ac , and free wifi.
     
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  19. wingnut1974

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    new locomotives on breakin runs should be in service soon. I thnk next 110 stretch is near Carlinville testing under way
     
  20. BoxcabE50

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    How much, or what percentage of this project is now completed?
     

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