High Speed Freight on NEC

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    https://railcolornews.com/2018/10/31/ch-expert-innotrans-2018-the-8-car-sob-voralpenexpress/

    The Italians are doing  it, and would increase productivity of the overnights on the NEC. 
     
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    That link doesn't work.
     
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    There is relatively little open capacity overnight since a lot of heavy maintenance work on interlockings and electrification gear is carried out overnight. A lot of tracks are out of service overnight.

    Conversely, there is quite a bit of freight carried on the NEC in some specific segments during the daytime already - e.g. Perryville to Bayview.
     

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