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Old 29-11-2017, 12:54 AM   #1
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Normally this train set provides an excellent service between Boston and
New York, seen here, by necessity, plying the High Chihuahua Desert.
Model by Bachmann, and they really got this thing right. Oddly, however,
I have learned that this set runs much better with the powered locomotive
pushing, rather than pulling. Someday, not to far hence, a chum and I
intend to set in some dummy Catenary. Electrics somewhat rare in the
USA, but those that were dominated their sectors with speed and power.
https://youtu.be/ya7f4p0O1WY
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Just as an aside, the route the Acela runs, Washington - N.Y. - Boston is the only track across the US that is owned by Amtrak. Elsewhere Amtrak's trains run mainly on tracks of the class 1 railroads.
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Thank you! In pre-Acela days I've taken Amtrak under wire
from Bridgeport, Connecticut to Washington, D.C. and once
from NYC to Harrisburg, Pennsylvannia. Your update is
informative and useful.
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