by west point
electricron wrote: ↑Fri Nov 26, 2021 3:35 pm [electrification over 54 miles of track.Saving a half hour is just a dream. The use of just one entrance/ exit just will jam up the escalator / stairs. If passenger loads increase you will find the older passengers cannot exit quick enough to then allow oldsters to board. Plus how many times will locos need to be swapped.
There is a valid economic reason why Amtrak has ordered dual mode diesel electric and electric locomotives. Good choice for NEC trains extending into Virginia and North Carolina, and saving an half hour on the train schedules not having to switch locomotives in DC.