A train running through Penn without stopping? That is an "out of the box". To my knowledge, there once was a Boston-NH-PRR-RFP-ACL-FEC-Miami train, The Vacationer, that did not handle passengers at Penn, but it still made a stop for engine and crew changes.benboston wrote:I think that Amazon could potentially run a Sunnyside Yards to Potomac Yards Amazon only two stop high-speed train.
Further, there were special trains that did same. I can recall observing during August '63 specials for the "March on Washington" stopping for engine and crew . However, I am aware that in the Amtrak era, trains such as the Circus, have operated through Penn without stopping. I will also concede the possibility of same pre-Amtrak. But those were not exactly passenger trains, for circus trains have tariffs and are waybilled as freight.
benboston wrote:........and electrification of the Potomac Bridge.
Lest we forget, such is a "been there, done that". When Potomac Yard was a yard, as distinct from a "station" marked only with a sign, there was electrification from there, over the bridge, to connect with the PRR at Virginia Ave. I can recall compiliations of electrified mileage by railroad - and the R,F,&P was reported as having three miles of such.