Tuesday, July 26, 2011

12. East of Torrance - The Packsaddle

Easing curvature east of Torrance at the Packsaddle and east in the Conemaugh River valley can begin at 40.421119N79.212064W from either a 2 degree curve shown in orange or a 1 degree curve which is shown in yellow. A tangent would cross the existing NS line at milepost 297.1                                           ( 40.410064N79.173928W) and again at milepost 294.4. (40.414167N79.153869W)

The NS line is shown in blue. The passenger speed is 45 mph. The freight speed is 40 mph. The proposed tangent would be capable of 110 mph.

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