west point wrote: ↑Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:58 pm What about the 800 pound bear on the track ? How is the SW Chief going to transit that section ? No PTC no Chief. Bus between the two end points ?I'm pretty sure that if Amtrak is the only train running on the line then the lack of PTC won't be a problem. I believe if there are six or fewer passenger trains a day then PTC is not required. I don't see the Rail Runner returning until PTC is installed between CP Madrid and Belen Jct.
As far as hazmats are concerned I don't remember seeing any on the Beleen to Albuquerque BNSF switch moves I sent out of Belen every night.