Rail Trail tunnel under active rail line

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lexon
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Rail Trail tunnel under active rail line

Post by lexon » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:58 pm

A rail trail tunnel under Pan Am Railway line which also handles Amtrak. This tunnel connects two rail trails. Lots of steel work was needed. The tunnel is under a one track location just after a two rail section where we use to walk our bikes across.
In a residential are many people cross.
Those with three wheel bikes had a tough crossing.

https://trainsinthevalley.org/northampton-underpass/

Rich

lexon
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Re: Rail Trail tunnel under active rail line

Post by lexon » Sun May 14, 2017 1:41 pm

The shoofly limits Amtrak to about 5 mph.

https://trainsinthevalley.org/northampton-underpass/

I bike the area a lot.

Rich

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