Big Projects 2020
Trains' 2020 special issue on large railroad projects of recent memory
In this Issue
Big projects are essential, but they keep getting more difficult.
21st-century technology creates a modern bridge with a classic look
Amtrak’s Hudson Tunnels are at risk of failure, but can funding be found to replace them?
America’s first true fast train is under construction, but an unlikely cast of characters could change its course
An expanded Virginia Avenue Tunnel is the last link in CSX’s new intermodal fast lane.
Japanese transits, superior planning could make Texas Central the first private high speed rail in the U.S.
Swiss tunnel, railroading’s longest, transforms a route through the Alps
B&P Tunnel is Amtrak’s Baltimore bottleneck, but replacement is stalled in planning stage
BNSF addresses the single track through Abo Canyon.
California pass was a bottleneck for BNSF Railway until the railroad triple-tracked it
More pictures of bridge and tunnels.
Tracks, Trestles & Tunnels
Also in this issue:
Editor’s Note: Page 4