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Re: MBTA board calls for commuter-rail electrification

Posted by Olog-hai on Thu Nov 7 18:03:29 2019, in response to Re: MBTA board calls for commuter-rail electrification, posted by AEM-7AC #901 on Thu Nov 7 15:16:55 2019.

Well, they're blowing eighteen times more than what would be spent on a new high-speed rail line (per mile), so on that score there's no excuse to not include EMUs and the associated upgrades of service facilities, blah blah blah . . . but if costs were within reason, then converting push-pull trains to electric from diesel would make lots of sense, including the fact that they'd out-accelerate the equivalent push-pull diesel train.

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