Whatever helps you sleep at night Benjamin. You blatantly ignored the two shots of the employee timetableYES, Northeast Corridor is considered a general term to describe all their lines in the NE part of the country. But, notice that they do NOT CALL IT MAIN LINE anywhere!!! You just helped prove my point.
Can you use a plus sign (+) instead? I do that on my scanner alpha tags because it is easier to read.OK, first batch done!
You guys are going to have to live with some of the category names, as the DB absolutely abhors the ampersand (&) and will not allow it in category & sub-category titles...
Not the same thing. Northeast Corridor is the tracks which run from DC to Boston. Northeast Regional is the AMTRAK train service (that you call "route", but I think "route" can be a little confusing in this context) which moves passengers along the NEC, basically the step between the Acela Express and the NJT express trains. Other train services moving passengers on the NEC in our area are NJT NEC, NJT North Jersey Coast Line (for a section of that service), SEPTA, and more. Freight also uses the NEC, and AMTRAK has long-distance train services using the NEC.According to Amtrak's website, they seem to call the "Northeast Region and Northeast Corridor" the same thing.
That's nice, and correct as others here have said already.For the sake of not arguing with you and lets just say that Northeast Corridor ONLY refers to the line between DC and Boston.
No! The NEC is broken up into sections, the section by us is the Main Line. Communications are affected by whether the particular train is on the main line or a different line. Other lines use different frequencies, and as mentioned above there are very many services all using the Main Line. This is why the database should identify the frequencies for NEC - Main Line versus other sections of the NEC, instead of saying "the Acela Express between here and here is this but between here and there is that, and by the way all the other trains which run between Acela Express also use the same frequencies as Acela Express."Would it truly be wise to categorize this entire stretch (no matter what you want to call it) in the DB as ONE LISTING using the same frequency (161.010)? OR should each route be listed separately as Empire Express, Acela Express, Keystone, etc..?
This would depend on whether they ALL use the same frequency.
As stated before, AMTRAK refers to the NEC. Their customers really don't care what the different sections of it are but scannists certainly do. And the Northeast Regional is one specific AMTRAK service which spans all lines on the NEC.Nevertheless, it should NOT be called Main Line (which seems more like emoloyee slang) in the db. If anything, call it Northeast Corridor or Northeast Region as Amtrak officially calls it.
In the railroad world, the term "main line", means something. It is an important designation.It simply should not be called "Main Line". Even the db indicates the true "Main Line" under Pennsylvania Railroads between Harrisburg and Philly. In NJ, it should be labeled either Acela Express or NE Corridor region.