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Electrification
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 24, 2003 10:41 AM

What is holding back electrification of the North American transcontinental lines?
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Electrification
Posted by Anonymous on Thursday, July 24, 2003 10:41 AM

What is holding back electrification of the North American transcontinental lines?
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Posted by lionelsoni on Thursday, July 24, 2003 11:18 AM
The capital investment would be very high, and so would the wire. The tallest trains are now 20'2 double-stacks and auto racks. Usual catenary height is much lower.

Bob Nelson

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Posted by lionelsoni on Thursday, July 24, 2003 11:18 AM
The capital investment would be very high, and so would the wire. The tallest trains are now 20'2 double-stacks and auto racks. Usual catenary height is much lower.

Bob Nelson

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