Can you please share the document where you got this information? So, I seem to think based on reading this information, that Keystone and Empire trains will be lengthened to seven Coaches from 5 cars.
Will the 8 sets of six Coaches go the Downeaster?
Does that 7 car set include the proposed cab car or are you saying 7 car set in addition to a cab car? And would the Empire and Keystone trains also be 7 cars long?
I assume the acquired locomotives you are referring to are dual-mode locomotives?
This is great news!
But, does anyone think that studying a new alignment into a different part of Manhattan--instead of building new tunnels into Penn Station--would have been better than Gateway?
If so, where would these tunnels be built to?
Suppose that Amtrak does, in fact, use dual-mode Chargers for Regionals that operate into Virginia and Pittsburgh, etc. Would it make sense for Amtrak to also use a Sprinter locomotive--for a total of two locomotives-- while in electric territory to add horsepower?