Portland Passenger Rail

markhb

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I believe the mid-last-century routes between Portland (and points northeast) and New York City (and points South, to Washington) did not stop in / near Boston. The route can be explored here:
Agreed; I have held the opinion that the train should follow the 495 routing through the Merrimack Valley to the Worcester Main, and then either the route to Springfield or cut directly under that to the P&W to (I believe) New London. (THere is a railroad underpass there by Worcester Union Station.) But my impression is that, with Amtrak and Massachusetts trying mightily to get the Inland Route going, the cross-platform transfer (which keeps the Maine-funded train closer to home) is going to be the plan.
 

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The East Wind was another train that avoided Boston when navigating from Washington DC to Portland.

America has become really bad at putting pride into building place-making spaces. Railroads were regulated private enterprises, but they still put effort into their infrastructure. They did so because it was its own form of advertising. These days that doesn’t happen because of a litany of reasons (costs, regulations, apathy).
 

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