Friday, July 22, 2011

9. Torrance South

The NS passenger speed milepost 302.3 is 70 mph. The passenger speed at milepost 302.3 is 60 mph reducing to 55 mph at milepost 301.2. The reduction in speed is in part due to curvature. But, in a short 0.6 of a mile at milepost 300.2 severe curvature entering the Conemaugh River begins.

Elimination of the curvature from milepost 302.3 (40.361756N79.269931W) to milepost 300.8 (40.405603N79.231803W) as shown would allow a passenger speed of 79 mph.

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