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What would happen if the NEC shut down?

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:24 PM

Speaking of "impossible"....there was this....   http://cprr.org/Muse...n_Mile_Day.html



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:55 PM

Speaking of "impossible"....there was this....   http://cprr.org/Muse...n_Mile_Day.html



Yep. Ten miles. By a literal army of construction workers who had been at that task for five years with a management pushing them to maximum speed. With the roadbed graded in advance, supplies staged, and extra horses and workers available for all of the critical jobs. Ten miles.


I'm not taking anything away from the Central Pacific's workforce, believe me. They set a record which still stands 150 years later and, to my knowledge, is in no danger of being broken anytime soon. Still...how many miles are we talking about on the NEC?

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 09:17 PM

Based on the latest track laying machines what would be the distance any could do in 24 hours ? The New Haven >< Springfield double tracking machine is an example.

Edited by west point, 20 June 2017 - 09:19 PM.

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