HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum About

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Transportation


Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old Posted Feb 14, 2023, 4:21 PM
jmecklenborg jmecklenborg is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 2,773
Originally Posted by mrnyc View Post

there is no call for a direct cinci to cols train.
The high speed rail route plan from the early 80s was the same as the current plan, Cin>Day>Columbus, not Cin>Columbus.

The big difference wasn't just the higher speed between the metros, it was the big-time grade separation in the cities. They were planning a continuous viaduct, roughly 10 miles in length, above the freight railroad mainline from Cincinnati's Ivorydale Junction to a railroad yard in suburban Sharonville, OH, where an unused passenger bypass would be reactivated. The bypass still exists: https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2839.../data=!3m1!1e3

This planned viaduct elevated the high speed line over all local vehicular roads and all railroad spurs, but it also allowed two-way traffic in that corridor because....

...the whole problem with using the existing double-track railroad for this purpose is that there are actually two parallel double-track railroads in the Mill Creek Valley and the freight railroads operate them like a four-track railroad. This means that each double-track railroad is almost always one-way. Northbound-only for one double-track railroad and Southbound-only for the other.

To my knowledge, they are not planning to run Amtrak north/south split between these different parallel railroads.

This morning I sat in a meeting with a window looking out at this railroad. Multiple mile-long freight trains passed within an hour, all headed northbound. How do you slot a southbound train into this mess?

Here are the parallel railroads:
Reply With Quote

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Discussion Forums > Transportation
Forum Jump

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump

All times are GMT. The time now is 5:58 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.