Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas
Author: E
Date: 12-12-2006 - 10:39

IIRC, all of this was studied a few years ago, and UP and Amtrak came to an agreement on double tracking the Cima Hill part of this run (Kelso to Cima, which is 2.2% grade), which would prevent Amtrak from having to follow freights struggling up the hill.

About that time, the enviros went into warp drive about what the construction work to add the second track would do to the habitat of the endangered desert tortise and began filing complaints and suits to stop it or delay it endlessly. Also about that same time, Amtrak ran out of money for such projects, and various studies showed the market just wasn't there in the first place.

Again, this is all IIRC, and could be wrong in some or all parts.

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Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Amtrak Pioneer Tabasco 12-04-2006 - 22:02
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer Bluesman 12-05-2006 - 08:15
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer MDW 12-05-2006 - 12:27
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer Dmac844 12-05-2006 - 13:34
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer E 12-05-2006 - 13:35
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer stash 12-05-2006 - 12:32
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak pay for track? Steven D. Johnson 12-05-2006 - 16:37
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak pay for track? Vegas Resident 12-06-2006 - 11:43
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak pay for track? E 12-06-2006 - 12:32
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak pay for track? DCMcGill 12-06-2006 - 13:13
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Steven D. Johnson 12-07-2006 - 06:22
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Scott Schiechl 12-07-2006 - 09:06
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Gary 12-08-2006 - 09:12
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Scott Schiechl 12-08-2006 - 10:08
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Gary 12-08-2006 - 12:04
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Scott Schiechl 12-08-2006 - 12:37
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Steven D. Johnson 12-11-2006 - 11:47
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas E 12-12-2006 - 10:39
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas Steven D. Johnson 12-17-2006 - 20:58
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer: Amtrak to Vegas A.S.Perger 12-14-2006 - 13:47
  Re: Amtrak Pioneer A.S.Perger 12-26-2006 - 11:21


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