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#41 railiner

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 08:39 PM

If you go through Wyoming, you still miss their largest city of Cheyenne, Plus would you still go down to SLC?

Good points!
You could still go into Cheyenne and Salt Lake City, but both would add extra time to the trip, and both would require reverse moves.
You could also save even more time by bypassing Ogden, also, on the cutoff from Granger to McCammon, the route of the City of Portland. The Amtrak trains only used that as a detour on a few occasions....
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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:40 AM

If you go through Wyoming, you still miss their largest city of Cheyenne, Plus would you still go down to SLC?

You could go through Cheyenne without a backup move if you bypass Denver.



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 08:46 AM

 

If you go through Wyoming, you still miss their largest city of Cheyenne, Plus would you still go down to SLC?

You could go through Cheyenne without a backup move if you bypass Denver.

 

Miss the largest intermediate market on the entire CZ route?  I don't think so....

And if your suggesting using the UP line from Nebraska to Cheyenne to do that.....well as we like to say around here....fahgeddaboudit! :P


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:00 AM

 

 

If you go through Wyoming, you still miss their largest city of Cheyenne, Plus would you still go down to SLC?

You could go through Cheyenne without a backup move if you bypass Denver.

 

Miss the largest intermediate market on the entire CZ route?  I don't think so....

And if your suggesting using the UP line from Nebraska to Cheyenne to do that.....well as we like to say around here....fahgeddaboudit! :P

 

This would be for a Pioneer restoration, not rerouting the CZ.



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Posted 02 April 2018 - 10:07 AM

The point that some appear to be missing, and one that has been made by neroden earlier, is that the business case for Pioneer is poor as it stands. So its best hope is to unburden it of as much cost as possible. adding a run through Wyoming does just the opposite. It adds the cost of running it many hundreds of miles for hardly any additional revenue.

 

The best of restoring the Pioneer is in the form of a very low cost operation between Salt lake City and Seattle, as it was originally conceived, before it grew like a Christmas Tree and eventually costed itself out of existence.






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