> I haven't paid attention to the Amtrack ROW, atleast until I get to
> Aberdeen. I'm more capitvated with the overhead electrical lines. As
> someone from south of the Mason Dixon line that kind of setup is very
The Northeast Corridor electrification is quite interesting, especially the
intricate catenary construction you noticed. And the last time I traveled
the route, several years ago, there was a lot of very old electrical
equipment in the substations. The trains still run on 25 Hz power (at 12
KV, I think).
In fact, the powerhouse at Holtwood Dam on the Susquehanna River has two
single-phase 25 Hz alternators dedicated to Amtrak. The plant also houses a
60-25 Hz motor-alternator frequency changer - one of the very few of those
ancient machines that's still operating.
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, May 10, 2004
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Correction: that's Safe Harbor dam, not Holtwood.
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