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by OctaviusIII
Fri May 01, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion: Fallen Flags
Topic: Routing for Southern Railway's Front Royal branch
Replies: 2
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Routing for Southern Railway's Front Royal branch

I'm working on a project to map the 1921 passenger system around DC and Baltimore in 1921 in a subway-map style (details here ) but there's only so much the Official Guide to the Railways can tell me. One particularly sticky point is how trains used to run to Front Royal. It's a one-stop branch off ...
by OctaviusIII
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion - Passenger Rail
Topic: FRA compliance hindering passenger rail
Replies: 21
Views: 4305

Re: FRA compliance hindering passenger rail

PTC does not prevent derailments or sideswipes due to derailments, The FRA rules do serve a purpose and only the nincompoops complain. no one in industry complaints about safety standards, just sayin... It depends on which industry. If you mean passenger railcar manufacturers, then they're loudly c...
by OctaviusIII
Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: General Discussion - Passenger Rail
Topic: FRA compliance hindering passenger rail
Replies: 21
Views: 4305

FRA compliance hindering passenger rail

It's not news that FRA's crashworthiness compliance hurts passenger railroads by forcing them to buy made for the US tanks-on-tracks or heavily modified European rolling stock, a la Acela. But I'm working on a research project to try to quantify (or at least detail) how much they've hindered passeng...

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