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Author Topic: Where, and how long are the straight runs in the US?  (Read 2064 times)
Seasaltchap

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« on: March 25, 2007, 03:43:23 PM »

Obviously the Big Boys were built for running long straight sections.

What lengths of straight running do we have in the US.

For the world record, it will probably be claimed by Western Australia.

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SteamGene

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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2007, 03:51:55 PM »

The world record will probably be claimed by Western Australia. 
The CSX (ex C&O) track from Newport News, VA to Richmond, Va and the NS (ex N&W) track from some point west of Norfolk, Va to Petersburg, Va, both distances of some 70 miles have few, if any, curves.  In that 70 some miles the track gains some 75 feet of altitude, I think.
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GlennW

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« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2007, 03:59:42 PM »

You may want a copy of SPV RR Atlas of the US.

Longest continuous tangent in the US:
Old Hundred mp 261 to East Arcadia mp 340, 78.86 miles.
This is in NC from roughly Hamlet to Wilmington  CSXT (SAL) RR.
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1shado1

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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2007, 07:08:05 PM »


Typo WHERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's what the 'modify' button at the top of the post is for.  It allows you to edit mistakes after the fact. Grin

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Hamish K

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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2007, 11:10:31 PM »


For the world record, it will probably be claimed by Western Australia.



Not quite - Western Australia and South Australia -  the straight stretch crosses the State border. The straight distance is 309 miles. Sources generally state that this  is believed to be the longest in the world - any-one know of any longer?

Hamish
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Seasaltchap

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« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2007, 11:44:37 PM »


Hamish K :   I'll accept it. The claim has been around unchallenged since I can remember.

Do you think there is anything in Russia?
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007, 05:34:35 PM »

Yes, the longest tangent (straight) track is across the Nullabor Plain(Literally, 'No Tree Plain') in Austrailia.
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