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Southwest Chief reroute via Wichita and Amarillo?


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#61 The 3 Ducks Quacking

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:41 PM

There will be quite a bit of track that will continue to operate under waiver. Mr. Anderson has relatively little leverage over the owners of the tracks. Many of them are making good progress, but there will remain track segments that don’t quite make it that will be granted waivers by the FRA and Amtrak will continue to operate on them.

The exempt trackage that has been identified will remain exempt unless Mr. Anderson wants to spend his resources installing PTC on them to run a single train of his in each direction on them.


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Have you read what Mr. Anderson told congress?



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:41 AM

Caprock chief. Heartland Flyer to Newton. Problem solved. 



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Posted 21 March 2018 - 09:10 AM

 

There will be quite a bit of track that will continue to operate under waiver. Mr. Anderson has relatively little leverage over the owners of the tracks. Many of them are making good progress, but there will remain track segments that don’t quite make it that will be granted waivers by the FRA and Amtrak will continue to operate on them.

The exempt trackage that has been identified will remain exempt unless Mr. Anderson wants to spend his resources installing PTC on them to run a single train of his in each direction on them.


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Have you read what Mr. Anderson told congress?

 

Yes I did. He basically said he will not operate trains illegally, and he will take some extra precautions for operating trains on trackage that are legal but do not have full PTC. That is exactly what he is doing.






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