[Talk-us] USA Rail: Amtrak Northeast Regional to Norfolk?

stevea steveaOSM at softworkers.com
Fri Apr 24 19:13:47 UTC 2015

Does anybody know how the newer Northeast Regional Amtrak trains (71, 
88, 125, 157, 174) which serve Norfolk, Virginia actually get there? 
I mean on what track from Petersburg?

I ask as OSM's Amtrak routes become roughly complete with this 
missing segment (there are a few other minor missing segments around 
Chicago), at least to a rudimentary state of 
public_transport:version=1.  Work has begun to convert these to 
public_transport:version=2, a major goal of USA Rail going forward. 
Another major goal is the completion of infrastructure (route=railway 
relations and associated tagging), which lags far behind Amtrak 
routes but still progresses nicely.

Amtrak status is at http://wiki.osm.org/wiki/Amtrak .  Infrastructure 
status is ad hoc, noted for California at 
http://wiki.osm.org/wiki/California/Railroads but otherwise rather 
haphazardly documented (and completed).

Thanks in advance if you can route Amtrak to Norfolk or Union Station 
in Chicago,

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