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High Speed Rail Planning, Policy, and Engineering, Volume II by Terry L. Koglin

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CHAPTER 7

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ROUTE

For ease and economy of initial construction, the proposed system would begin by connecting a terminal a short distance east of Chicago with a terminal a short distance west of New York City. The proposed high-speed line as fully developed would follow, in general, existing or abandoned rail lines from the west side of Chicago, Illinois to western Long Island, New York via New York City. It could continue by branching into the Bronx via the Hell Gate Bridge, and extend on into New England. Extensions could also be made to the west and south from various points.

The line as proposed, prior to any new construction, would pass from Western Avenue a few blocks north of Interstate 290 in Chicago east to Union ...

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