RDG Olney and EDM: There was an in-depth study about extending PATCO to Atlantic City in whichReturn to Reading Company Olney Sta wrote:In fact there was a serious proposal to extend PATCO service to AC circa 1980. It is discussed in the Summer 2014 issue of the West Jersey Chapter Quarterly. Possible equipment for the longer distance trips past Lindenwold would have been overhauled LibertyLiners/Electroliners or similar. Ultimately instead the line was rebuilt for the Amtrak and NJT service.rr503 wrote:Who said a combined RR would use NJT equipment? If we're really gonna entertain this idea, one would probably electrify the line to AC and run it all with PATCO stock.EDM5970 wrote:NJT buying PATCO would do nothing towards building a faster route into downtown Philly. The FRA vs. FTA issue is minor, compared to the fact that NJT cars wouldn't even come close to being able to fit into PATCO's tunnels or make the curves. This sounds just like the reporter in North Jersey, who suggested that to get more trains into New York, NJT should divert some of them to PATH's track and tunnels.
there would have been a modified PATCO extension done during that time period - Back in 2007
Bill Vigrass donated two periodical boxes of one-of-a-kind information about this proposed line to
the now-closed NRHS National Library (since March 2008) in Philadelphia. They declined to keep
this study information - but I deemed it important enough to bring the contents to the DVARP
office - they added this to historical information that they have. One thing that I recall that was
studied was the length of third rail gaps that would be necessary at grade crossings - this study
used the LIRR to show examples of these grade crossing gaps...
IL: Get the CMSL to run service between Lindenwold and Atlantic City similar to the service that
ended back in 1981 could be an adequate start...Going into 30th Street Station could present a
problem: Does the RDC roof "bulge" clear the catenary wire overhead on Tracks 1-2 or 9-10 to
allow RDC cars to serve the usual NJT boarding locations there? Another thought: In the past did
the PRSL ever run their RDCs into 30th Street?