Howard Street Tunnel Baltimore

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Re: Howard Street Tunnel Baltimore

Postby mmi16 » Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:16 am

There will have to be further Clearance projects for the route to Philadelphia to be double stack capable. Boone Tunnel near Philadelphia springs immediately to mind. Potentially several bridges may need to be revised. Howard Street answers Port of Baltimore's issues for Westward traffic.
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Re: Howard Street Tunnel Baltimore

Postby roberttosh » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:28 pm

There's a lot more potential for domestic double stacking on the North-South on the I-95 corridor than there is for international traffic moving out of the port of Baltimore. It would seem that the big new intermodal center to be built at Rocky Mount, NC will be the I-95's version of North Baltimore, OH and that combined with both future DS clearance and ongoing double track projects along stretches of the A-line will really allow CSX to improve its' product and grow its business moving between the Southeast and Northeast.
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Re: Howard Street Tunnel Baltimore

Postby F-line to Dudley via Park » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:24 am ... oject.html

CSX on Nov. 1 announced that it is cancelling its share of a long-planned P3 (public-private partnership) to rebuild and expand Howard Street Tunnel, a 122-year-old structure under downtown Baltimore originally built by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The project, of which CSX’s share was $145 million, would have cleared the tunnel for double-stack intermodal trains serving the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore, which has experienced an increase in container traffic since opening of the expanded Panama Canal in 2016.

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“Essentially, the winners from CSX’s Howard Street Tunnel withdrawal will probably be the truckers, and to some degree Norfolk Southern intermodal. NS has a slightly more circuitous, but double-stack cleared, route between Jacksonville and Northern New Jersey/New York City—a route NS has nurtured for two decades.

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Re: Howard Street Tunnel Baltimore

Postby ccutler » Mon Nov 06, 2017 7:41 am

I would think it's also a risk issue to be relying on a 150 year old tunnel under a major city that was never engineered for it's current environment or usage demands.
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Re: Howard Street Tunnel Baltimore

Postby Backshophoss » Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:24 pm

Figure on CSX dropping the Port of Baltimore,if Howard street collapses on it's own,believe the Derailment/fire did more damage then what is
publicly known.
With CSX dropping the project,any grant chances from the FEDs are gone.
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