In another parallel universe, these were what would happen when I run the PRR. It is my fantasy and created for fun, please don't take it seriously.
"By May of this year (1948), we expect all of our through passenger trains west of the electrified territory to be hauled by refurbished T1 Steam locomotive with Franklin B rotary cam poppet valves installed. Dieselization will only occur on our secondary train’s services, they will serve as a secondary power source. We will stick to coal burning steam locomotive, our irreplaceable tradition, and keep developing new steam powered engine for the whole country"
"We will construct a new mainline base on existing track for express trains at average speed of 95 mph or above between Chicago and Harrisburg, construction will start by July 4th, 1950 and expect to be finish by 1955, the goal is to reduce the travel time between New York, Chicago and various cities between them. We expect a 10-hour or better schedule for the Broadway Limited and all through trains by 1955. Duplex engine T1 and Steam turbine engine are expected to be the prime power for the new main line, S2 will receive a new boiler, transmission gear system and a steam booster engine by the end of 1948."
"Due to rapidly decline of ridership, investment of passenger service will be focus on New York to D.C, New York to Chicago and St. Louis market. All betterment coaches and sleepers including those P70 refurbished in 1936 will be refurbished again within 3 years, all 1000 P70 will be placed inside the betterment car rebuilt pool depend on their condition. We will stop purchases unnecessary new passenger cars and sleepers except new truck from now on (1947) and all reserved money for new cars will be spent on upgrading our betterment cars to an unprecedented level of luxury. We will provide the best passenger service in the world."
"The average speed of North East Corridor will be increased to 130 mph by 1952, track improvement will be finished in phases, 10 GG1 will be upgraded with cutting edge technology, top speed will be raised from 100 mph to 125 mph or above, our ultimate goal is to provide a 1.5 hour schedule for Washington to New York passenger train. We are developing a more powerful electric locomotive base on the GG1 design, max power output will be 5600 dbhp, max speed will be 150 mph at 1000 tons."
"Starting from December 1946, all of our through passenger trains, including the engine will go through an automatic washing machine before reaching the platform, we shouldn't allow a dirty, depressing looking train serving our passenger, it is nothing good to our cooperative image. Such machine will be built at all important terminal and work shop west of the electrified territory"
"In order to create a colorful, impressive and attractive image for PRR, the Fleet of Modernism color scheme will be the standard livery for all first-class passenger train, effective on Dec 1946. All division should make sure every passenger cars or sleeper in a consist wearing the same livery, except head end equipment. All consists running between Chicago to New York can't use de-skirted cars, we will work with the work force to figure out a better arrangement regarding the skirting problem"
"We expect our mainline hauling power with be leading by 139 G1, 52 T1 and 26 Q2 in the next 20 years, thus all T1 will be re-streamlined base on the original design of the prototypes 6110, 6111 with improved features for easy maintenance. Q2 will go through a series testing in order to reduce its operating and maintenance cost. All freight hauling power including M1, J1 and Q2 will be given a simple, semi streamlined new look to their head-end, designed by Raymond Loewy. Diesel to Steam ratio for freight service will remain 46:54 until further notice"
"This year Q1 #6130 will be modified to an oil-burning 4-10-4 in our own shop, it will be assigned to serve the busiest freight traffic region in our system"
"Starting from Jan 1st, 1949, S1 #6100 will be back to service, with its streamlining shrouding restored with improved design. It will be hauling the 25-car combined consist of the Trail Blazer and The General between Pittsburgh and Chicago at average speed of 75 mph or above. We expect the newly installed roller bearing on the rods will further improve its overall performance. Once the construction of our new mainline being finished, S1 will join the high speed fleet with 52 T1"
"20 K4s, 1 K5 and 48 M1b will be rebuilt and streamlined base on PRR #5399 to assist the T1 and Q2 for secondary passenger and freight services.
"Speed limited of freight traffic will be increased in 3 phases, from 50mph to 75 mph within 2 years, new safety measures will be thoroughly tested and introduced. Express Freight Service will officially become our new highlighted service by 1951."
"We will purchase 36 twin-unit ACF Motorailer to replace all steam engine on local commuter train service which their cancellation was rejected by ICC. We will give our local trains a new fresh and young image."
"We will establish a new Coaches company for shuttle bus service and long-distance coaches service on the west end. Passenger will be able to buy package ticket travel with our through train and distance coaches service with a competitive price. 50 long distance coaches will be purchases for such service in 1949. Our goal is to build up a 120 Coaches fleet to gain a significant market share in the sector. N&W and C&O will be invited to join this project and share the expenses. One of the first package is New York to Denver, Coaches service will be provided from St. Louis to Denver at a competitive price."
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