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Could PHL Use Bnsf Harbor Sub Division?

Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:18 pm

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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RE: Could PHL Use Bnsf Harbor Sub Division?

Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:28 pm

   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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RE: Could PHL Use Bnsf Harbor Sub Division?

Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:36 pm

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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RE: Could PHL Use Bnsf Harbor Sub Division?

Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:43 pm

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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RE: Could PHL Use Bnsf Harbor Sub Division?

Mon Feb 20, 2012 6:38 pm

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.
 
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RE: Could PHL Use Bnsf Harbor Sub Division?

Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:37 pm

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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