il high speed rail

wingnut1974 Jul 10, 2011

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  2. BoxcabE50

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    I'd sure like to observe in person, close up. Would be fascinating.
     
  3. wingnut1974

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    track renewall train video is cool. 110 starts any day now possibly oct 19 high speed testing been underway to get fra bapprovall which has been granted. fencing being up in towns to protect pedestrians
     
  4. wingnut1974

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    110 today with train full of vips today they hit 111 bnear diwight
     
  5. wingnut1974

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    110 regular service between dwight and pontiac most of rest of route to be 110 next year. siding south of pontiac got new swiches welded rail and is getting new bridgrs and culverts
     
  6. wingnut1974

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    videos on youtube of testing and vip runs
     
  7. BoxcabE50

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    Links to the video?
     
  8. wm-webb

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    Cab ride.

    [video=youtube_share;AvHd70zPbV4]http://youtu.be/AvHd70zPbV4[/video]

    With Heritage unit.

    [video=youtube_share;AwsAcDN9KVA]http://youtu.be/AwsAcDN9KVA[/video]
     
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  9. BoxcabE50

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    Fun watching that speedometer climb to 110 and actually nudge past.
     
  10. wingnut1974

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    siding work south of Pontiac done new rail ties switches, bridges, and culverts. the bridges were prefab came sections. google earth has a arial view of on getting replaced.
     
  11. BoxcabE50

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    Via Google Earth, I spotted a highway bridge being rebuilt, south of town. Maybe I did not scroll far enough to see the RR bridge work?
     
  12. wingnut1974

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    that's the train bridge its so wide it looks like it is set up for an access road as well
     
  13. BoxcabE50

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    Plans for an eventual double track?
     
  14. wingnut1974

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    siding getting moved over to high speed standards double track is in future line was singled in 60s when I was a kid
     
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    more work planned for this year south of Pontiac should be 110 by end of summer many bridges and culverts replace or upgrade
     
  16. wingnut1974

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    more siding work being done near Lexington and further south . more portions of line to be 110 this year.
     
  17. BoxcabE50

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    How much of the line is now good for 110mph?
     
  18. wingnut1974

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    Pontiac to dwight for now I think other sections under going testing, and more track and signal improvements
     
  19. wingnut1974

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    new rail all installed on mainline betweenchicago and st Louis I think siding work still going on more sections should be 110 soon
     
  20. CHARGER

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    Anyone know if the Texas Eagle will run over 100MPH in Illinois or is the higher speeds only for the Lincoln Service trains?
     

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