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High Speed Rail Planning, Policy, and Engineering, Volume III by Terry L. Koglin

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CHAPTER 4

ESTABLISHED SYSTEM OPERATION

After business has built up sufficiently, separate freight and passenger trains will be operated. The line shall have been improved so that trains operating between Chicago and New York can be competitive with air travel, as indicated in Volume 2. Trains will have aerodynamically designed cab units facing outward at each end. Additional locomotive power units without cabs, with streamlined sides but flush ends, will be added as necessary. The passenger trains will operate between Chicago Union Station and New York Penn Station.

PERMANENT ROUTE

The temporary initial operation on Norfolk Southern (NS) between Beaver and Wilmerding will be terminated, and operation on CSX from Beaver to Homestead will commence. ...

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