Corridor Improvement Project
has reached the end of a massive five-year mission to upgrade service between New York and
Boston. The project included the replacement of track and signals and the design of a new
breed of super train, dubbed Crashela.
|Until now, train travel north of
New York was slow compared to all other modes of transport, as this archive photo clearly
shows. Our Northeast Corridor Improvement Project should remedy this. Crashela trains are
expected to gain significant market share from bicycles in the Boston-New York market.
||Project planners considered
several innovative methods of propulsion for the corridor upgrade. They eventually settled
on using more conventional electric locomotives and an overhead wire system.
|A reporter and some livestock
look on as a Crashela trainset undergoes early testing in Colorado. Overhead
electric wire was not installed at the test track, so an old steam locomotive
stood in for the Crashela
power car. A typical load of passengers was simulated by three flat cars loaded with
||Early studies of the Crashela
wheels showed extremely rapid tread wear. This photo shows a small part of the storage
facility for worn-out Crashela wheels. These wheels were all removed from just one of the
test cars over a five-day period.
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