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Could PHL Use Bnsf Harbor Sub Division?  
User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3758 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1126 times:

With BNSF, now using the Alameda Corridor as their main link to Los Angeles Harbor, the old BNSF main link, The Harbor Sub Division, is now just sitting there not being used, so should Pacific Harbor Line buy or lease the Harbor Sub Division? I know LACMTA is planning to build a light rail there, but could PHL use this as their own longer range rail road though Los Angeles? Also PHL could use this stretch of rail road, to run a sight seeing train, thanks to the fact that The Harbor Sub Division tracks, goes though some interesting areas, like the end of LAX runway 25 or South Bay Mall. I Think PHL and LACMTA, should get together, and work on turning the HSD, into a sightseeing tour line. I believe one of PHL locomotives, could pull three commuter style cars for this tour train, so could this ideal work?

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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

   Do you have a story link or anything. I'm not 100% sure of what you're getting at with regards to the Philly side of things.


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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9755 posts, RR: 31
Reply 2, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

For those who have knowledge about aviation as well as railroading the first reaction is, what kind of business does BNSF have in Pennsylvania?

It is explained afterwards when reading the article, that PHL stands for Pacific Harbour Line. then it makes sense. The answer, yes, any railroad right of way that is available for mass transit, especially when it is close to an airport, should be kept and used for trains services.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7558 posts, RR: 23
Reply 3, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 2):
It is explained afterwards when reading the article, that PHL stands for Pacific Harbour Line. then it makes sense.

What article? The OP did NOT provide a link and he should've given the thread a different title especially since this IS an aviation web-site after all. Most people here equate PHL to Philadelphia International Airport.



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User currently offline747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3758 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 3):
What article? The OP did NOT provide a link and he should've given the thread a different title especially since this IS an aviation web-site after all. Most people here equate PHL to Philadelphia International Airport.





To rail road in Los Angeles, PHL stands for Pacific Harbor Line, which operates between Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbor. I did not write this at the start of the post, but such a train could be great for transporting people from LAX to the cruise terminal in LA harbor, when a giant cruise line is in port. The bad side to this ideal, is that Coach USA, who make a great business out of transporting cruise passenger to and from LAX, ( well I believe they did when I lived in Los Angeles) could lose business.


User currently offlinesteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9272 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1015 times:

Quoting PHLBOS (Reply 3):
What article? The OP did NOT provide a link and he should've given the thread a different title especially since this IS an aviation web-site after all. Most people here equate PHL to Philadelphia International Airport.

That was my thinking when I first clicked on this thread.



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