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by Thomas
Tue Aug 05, 2014 6:04 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Tunnel Box
Replies: 331
Views: 47802

Re: Tunnel Box

I have heard that the next section of the Concrete Casing will not actually extend all of the way to 12th Avenue because of a proposed interlocking chamber around 30th street and 12th Avenue.

Can anyone verify this?
by Thomas
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:46 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: MN equipment needs as per MTA July 2014 board meeting.
Replies: 22
Views: 8526

Re: MN equipment needs as per MTA July 2014 board meeting.

15' - 6" center 14'- 3" as it curves to the wall then from there 13'-9" A multilevel has about a foot of clearance by the roof will fit Thanks! But, this means that NJ Transit's MLV's can not be used for future Metro North Service through the Park Avenue Tunnels. Thus, is it a strong possibility th...
by Thomas
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Gateway Tunnels
Replies: 1989
Views: 410319

Re: Amtrak Gateway Tunnels

There is now more political interest for a Secaucus Loop.

http://www.midhudsonnews.com/News/2014/ ... 5Aug14.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Thomas
Tue Aug 05, 2014 12:24 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Tunnel Box
Replies: 331
Views: 47802

Re: Tunnel Box

If Amtrak does not receive funding for the next section of the Concrete Casing (which they recently put in a request for), that is going to be very disappointing.
by Thomas
Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Tunnel Box
Replies: 331
Views: 47802

Re: Tunnel Box

Thomas, the likelihood of gateway not being done is zero. It has been stated by amtrak that the salt water damage from sandy means eventually one of the tunnels or both will need to be shut down for extensive rehabilitation within 20 years. This was going to happen anyways when gateway became opera...
by Thomas
Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:52 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Tunnel Box
Replies: 331
Views: 47802

Re: Tunnel Box

Have you contacted your Congresscritters nearly as much? Not yet. The middle of page 7 of this link has an update on the Concrete Casing. http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/400/247/Amtrak-Ink-June-2014.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; It appears that Amtrak's request for the next section...
by Thomas
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:32 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Tunnel Box
Replies: 331
Views: 47802

Re: Tunnel Box

Greg Moore wrote:Have you contacted your Congresscritters nearly as much?
Not yet.

The middle of page 7 of this link has an update on the Concrete Casing. http://www.amtrak.com/ccurl/400/247/Amt ... e-2014.pdf" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by Thomas
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: MN equipment needs as per MTA July 2014 board meeting.
Replies: 22
Views: 8526

Re: MN equipment needs as per MTA July 2014 board meeting.

freightguy wrote:They have been testing in Grand Central Terminal this week for the heights of different tracks with a laser for double decker cars.
What are the interior tunnel dimensions of Metro North's Park Avenue Tunnels?
by Thomas
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:32 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Tunnel Box
Replies: 331
Views: 47802

Re: Tunnel Box

Correct and correct... Are the engineering studies for the next section of the Concrete Casing going to include an interlocking chamber near 12th Avenue? Why do you care so much like you have a vested interest in this or something? Because my fear is that only the Portal Bridge Replacement and the ...
by Thomas
Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Tunnel Box
Replies: 331
Views: 47802

Re: Tunnel Box

Don31 wrote:Correct and correct...
Are the engineering studies for the next section of the Concrete Casing going to include an interlocking chamber near 12th Avenue?
by Thomas
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: MTA Metro-North Railroad and CtDOT Passenger Rail
Topic: Metro-North New Haven Line Penn Station Access
Replies: 1745
Views: 379190

Re: Metro-North Penn Station Access Study (PSAS)

If Hudson Service were to go into Penn Station, would the Empire Line get electrified, or will only MN Dual-Mode Locomotives get used? Also, if New Haven Line Service ends up going into Penn Station, will this take away current service from Grand Central Service, or will additional Metro North New H...
by Thomas
Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Gateway Tunnels
Replies: 1989
Views: 410319

Re: Amtrak Gateway Tunnels

Boardman is upping the FUD. This is not necessarily a bad thing though. I could not agree more! But, in the future, when Amtrak plans tunnel outages in the current North River Tunnels, will this be on a daily basis, or just weekends (like the current PATH Tunnels between NJ and Lower Manhattan)? Fr...
by Thomas
Sun Jul 27, 2014 8:56 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Tunnel Box
Replies: 331
Views: 47802

Re: Tunnel Box

When Amtrak extends the Concrete Casing to the Penn Station Throat, will they have to dig up 10th Avenue in Manhattan, or can they just "underpin" 10th Avenue? It will be cut-and-cover, so there will be some disruption..... But, isn't the extension of the Concrete Casing underneath 10th Avenue to P...
by Thomas
Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Gateway Tunnels
Replies: 1989
Views: 410319

Re: Amtrak Gateway Tunnels

If Block 780 gets bought by Amtrak and they can build new tracks there, you will have an ADDITIONAL 7 stub end tracks. However, even these would have a tiny "yard" for swapping engines, cars, etc. In addition, some future plans indicate the desire to build a separate THRU station under Penn Station...
by Thomas
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Amtrak
Topic: Amtrak Gateway Tunnels
Replies: 1989
Views: 410319

Re: Amtrak Gateway Tunnels

Oh -- I thought there wasn't going to be a connection from the new tunnels to anywhere except the Cavern. Lolz, no worries. I am certainly not working on the Gateway Project Engineering Team--but I WONDER if any engineers are going to attempt to reuse as much of the ARC Tunnel Alignment underneath ...

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