After getting billions in federal funding Amtrak is ‘trying to claw 19th century and 20th century assets and pull them into the 21st century,' CEO says

By Paolo Confino

Every day, several speeding Amtrak trains slow down from a rip-roaring 110 miles per hour to a 30-mile-per-hour crawl as they navigate a tight turn through a 151-year-old tunnel. 

Built in 1873, the Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel was hailed at the time as an engineer

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