Concern about the ability of Baltimore's large, complex and intensively utilized rail network to accommodate existing and future flows of freight, commuter and intercity passenger rail traffic have resulted in this study of present problems and of possible solutions. Existing Chessie System lines accommodate present traffic with little delay and it is estimated that that road's projected growth can be handled through 2000. The Amtrak Northeast Corridor mainline, constricted by tunnels through Baltimore, already experiences modest delays to passenger trains and considerable delay to Conrail Freights which use the route. Alternatives such as diverting some Conrail Trains to the Chessie line, a new tunnel and improvements in existing tunnels and in other Conrail facilities are examined and rated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Northeast Corridor Project Office, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1979-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00315121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Final Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1980 12:00AM