Monday, September 26, 2011
The NS Norfolk Southern passenger speed at milepost 196.2 (40.416642N77.932317W) is 75 mph. The passenger speed reduces to 60mph through Mapleton, PA. The existing line is in blue. The yellow line is a 2 degree curve enabling an 80 mph speed. The location of the realignment would require a substantial cut through the mountain. The realignment would rejoin the exisiting line at milepost 192.6 (40.391847N77.919692W).