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Northeast Corridor Track Crew.

Black and white photo printed in the 1979 Amtrak Annual Report (p.15).

Northeast Corridor Track Crew.
Then as now, the success of the Northeast Corridor Improvement Project is important to the future of Amtrak and to economic growth in the U.S. Northeast. In 1979, crews rehabilitated 121 miles of track, including the installation of 296,000 concrete ties and 74 miles of continuous welded rail; installed 173,000 new wood ties; cleaned 55 miles of ballast; surfaced 112 miles of track for high-speed operation; replaced 10,500 ties at interlockings; and renewed 21 turnouts. During extensive work periods, some schedules were lengthened, including those of the popular Metroliner Service (Washington-New York).