Jul 10, 2011
I think the superliners are rated for higher than 80 I don't think they are rated for 110
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."
I have personally clocked our Superliner in western Wyoming at 110+ in the days before DRGW joined Amtrak 30-some years ago.
most mainline trackwork complete siding and some bridge work continues. hope we get more trackage opened up for 110 soon
Is there a map on line, showing where the work has now been completed, speeds raised?
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
How much track work remains to be completed?
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
idot might have info
Pontiac getting new station construction started Dwight getting one as well platforms under construction already there
I did find a map. Interesting just how many other potential projects could happen.
new Pontiac station is under construction
dwight new station opened last week
new station in Pontiac nearing completion looks nice
Found a small concept photo on line. Could not discern much detail. Any pictures available?
looks a lot like the concept don't know if this is a standard design copied elsewhere
new depot in Pontiac almost finished will be open soon
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.
new locomotives on breakin runs should be in service soon. I thnk next 110 stretch is near Carlinville testing under way
How much, or what percentage of this project is now completed?