Wednesday, August 10, 2011

23. Bennington

The descending grade from the tunnels at Gallitzin east to Bennington curve is 2.28 per cent. The NS passenger speed is 30 mph. The authorized maximum  passenger speed becomes 44 mph east of the Bennington curve.

The Bennington curve was the site of the PRR Red Arrow passenger train derailment of 1947.

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