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Sat Dec 24, 2016, 09:51 PM

The new Virginia Avenue tunnel opens to double-stack freight traffic.

Eastern Railroad Discussion > Double-Stacks to start 12-23-16 on CSX thru Washington DC

Date: 12/21/16 13:41
Double-Stacks to start 12-23-16 on CSX thru Washington DC
Author: rbx551985

From another website comes this "heads up" notice: "....keep an eye out tomorrow for Commonwealth Railway {in Suffolk, Va.} bringing out Q135 to CSX. The train may have full doublestacks for the run Friday through the new Virginia Ave tunnel opening Friday the 23rd."

Field sightings will be necessary to confirm this is indeed the start-up of DOUBLE STACKS (and presumably auto rack trains, too -- according to CSX officials) as early as THIS FRIDAY (Dec. 23, 2016), as the first of two enlarged tunnels under Washington, DC ("Virginia Ave. Tunnel" is ready and is to open for the first-ever double stack trains on this particular rail line.

Also see: http://www.virginiaavenuetunnel.com/project-plan

Who can confirm any more details on this strategic opening of the tunnel and the entire north-south rail line (RF&P Subdivision and the A-Line) to double stack and auto rack trains as of this week?

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