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Date: 03/25/20 03:15
Upbeat "News" re: Hoosac Tunnel rehab
Author: JPB

Here's some upbeat news: In a 3/23 Service Alert update, NS says it plans to re-institute the Chicago-Ayer intermodal lane roughly around the end of March upon completion of Hoosac Tunnel rehab. Related to this, I queried the Pan Am discussion form on railroad.net whether rehab work was continuing despite Covid-19 edicts and here was one reply from Tuesday 3/24/20: "The Tunnel work and the railroads in general are also covered as being essential to National Defense. So the work will continue. I heard they finally hit daylight last week and that the pile of debris to be excavated off the tracks is down to about 8 feet high." So it sounds like progress is being made.

http://www.nscorp.com/content/nscorp/en/shipping-tools/shipping-news-and-alerts/service-disruption-at-hoosac-tunnel--update0.html



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/25/20 03:15 by JPB.



Date: 03/25/20 06:53
Re: Upbeat "News" re: Hoosac Tunnel rehab
Author: MEKoch

Does that mean that they are daylighting part of the tunnel, OR what?  



Date: 03/25/20 07:25
Re: Upbeat "News" re: Hoosac Tunnel rehab
Author: CP8888

Can't daylight the Hoosic tunnel

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Date: 03/25/20 08:24
Re: Upbeat "News" re: Hoosac Tunnel rehab
Author: toledopatch

MEKoch Wrote:
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> Does that mean that they are daylighting part of
> the tunnel, OR what?  

No, it's just excavating and stabilizing the area where the collapse occurred, and I can't imagine it would be sound engineering to leave such an area exposed when they're done.



Date: 03/25/20 09:45
Re: Upbeat "News" re: Hoosac Tunnel rehab
Author: callum_out

Wasn't there something recently posted that this work had been postponed?

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Date: 03/25/20 12:34
Re: Upbeat "News" re: Hoosac Tunnel rehab
Author: toledopatch

callum_out Wrote:
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> Wasn't there something recently posted that this
> work had been postponed?
 
Repair to a tunnel collapse isn't something particularly suitable for postponement. You may have been thinking of something else.
 



Date: 03/25/20 15:22
Re: Upbeat "News" re: Hoosac Tunnel rehab
Author: robj

toledopatch Wrote:
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> callum_out Wrote:
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> -----
> > Wasn't there something recently posted that
> this
> > work had been postponed?
>  
> Repair to a tunnel collapse isn't something
> particularly suitable for postponement. You may
> have been thinking of something else.
>  

Possibly read that completion date was further off than first thought, ie delayed.

Bob



Date: 03/25/20 16:03
Re: Upbeat "News" re: Hoosac Tunnel rehab
Author: callum_out

That's what it was, there was TRAINS Newsline piece on the delay of reopening, my bad.

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