After months of sitting on the sidelines as states and regional agencies promoted major new high-speed rail investments, Amtrak has finally announced what it hopes to achieve over the next thirty years: A brand-new, 426-mile, two-track corridor running from Boston to Washington, bringing true high-speed rail to the Northeast Corridor for the first time.
The report, released today at a press conference in Philadelphia, suggests investing .7 billion annually over the next 25 years on the creation of a route that would allow trains to speed between New York and Washington in 96 minutes and between New York and Boston in just 84 minutes.
New stations would be built in every city the project would serve.
Amtrak claims that once in operation the line could produce an annual profit of almost billion a year (in 2010 dollars), increasing overall intercity rail ridership along the corridor from about 12 million today to 38 million by 2050.
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The next digit = last digit of the year (1966 to 1972: 6,7,8,9,0,1,2).
Subsequent research has unearthed quite a few inaccuracies in Scott's numbers, so any serial number guides cribbing from Scott are also incorrect.
The Gretsch-GEAR database exists to get it right: to document the actual serial numbers, to determine once and for all what was built and when, and to harness the collective knowledge of thousands of Gretsch fans to put the pieces together.
(i.e., 1974 would be 4) Last 3 digits = number of the instrument.
A hyphenated number was embossed on the back of headstock.