American Railroads

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Published in Trains magazine, Railfan & Railroad, Passenger Train Journal

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Thursday, September 21, 2006

John Ireland

It is a warm summer day in Gallitzin, Penn., at Norfolk Southern’s controlled point UN on its Pittsburgh Line on July 26. Westward freight 04T is heading toward Gallitzin Tunnel. Meanwhile, Amtrak’s eastward No. 30, the Capitol Limited, heads toward Washington. If it arrives on time, it will be 8:30 a.m. the next day, after traveling 764 miles from Chicago. Can Pennsylvania overcome what is described as a “transportation crisis?” Perhaps, as the following story outlines.


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