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Jacksonville To New Orleans

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by eri, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. eri

    eri Member

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    Will it be possible to do this route?It service several major ports and material yards along with a few major chemical plants 2 of which are in pensacola
     
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  2. NJT Railfan

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    No, considering its not a direct route and its too long.
     
  3. Mattg17

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    And considering that AFAIK the only remaining CSX manifest trains along that route are Q608 and Q609....
     
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  4. eri

    eri Member

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    it is not too long...but it is a interesting route with at least 20 to 30 major industries of service along the route...
     
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    Well for DTG it is.
     
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    Corvan Well-Known Member

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    Exactly how long is it?
     
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    1. The route is about 548 miles. DTG is definitely not doing that. You can forget about it. Unless you have a sizable group of people who are even interested in such a route and are good with route building, and even that would take YEARS.. it’s definitely not going to happen.

    2. Routes only a fraction of that size (10% for example) can take a good year or two depending on the amount of time and dedication, not to mention manpower, it would take to get it done.

    3. Adding to the fact that route is quite long, though not impossible to do, DTG has never taken on a route anywhere near that long. Plus they’ve got way too many other projects going on to even consider doing such a lengthy one like this. 548 miles? You may want to pick at 1/4 to a 1/3 of the mileage section you’d be most interested in. Because you wouldn’t spend that much time driving a route that long unless it was high speed. Not to rain on your party Eri, but what you’re asking, is by no means, a small feat. This route passes through about 3 or 4 different states. That’s a lot to build, and even if it were to ever get done, you’d be waiting a good number of years before it happens.

    Try requesting something a little smaller, or if you can learn the tools to make it yourself.
     
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