Union Pacific-Do they have heat restrictions

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  1. Aug 14, 2019 #1

    Steve4031

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    I’m riding the CZ today and we left Sparks with 91 degrees temperature. What are UPs heat restrictions for the CZ? Just curious.
     
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    It looks like UP has heat restrictions for passenger set at 50 mph when they declare a level 2 alert

    They also have an extreme-cold restriction ... 40 mph on non-signaled tracks
     
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    Thank you. Today we have been moving and 70 to 75 mph. It’s 92. I wonder at what temperature a level to restriction is enacted.
     
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    It depends on type of track has been put in place.
     
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    Maybe the CZ operates on a tier one heat restriction. Before Winnemucca the top speed was around 70 mph. After when it was cooling off we ran at 79 mph.
     

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