I heard that the CSX mainline near Utica is flooded and one of the tracks is closed. If anyone out there can add more info about this, I'd appreciate it.
Moderator: Otto Vondrak
lvrr325 wrote:CP-239 must be the crossover behind the former Fastrac location along 5A.I believe you're right.
litz wrote:The concern is sucking water into the traction motors through the air ventilation system.I've always been under the impression that air for the traction motors came from within the carbody.
litz wrote:Believe it or not, you can still traverse flooded tracks (presuming the structure is not compromised) at a limited speed, up to a certain point ...Has been done... Amtrak and conrail crawled through flood section west of Newark. about a mile west of OMID connection
Like 5mph, and 4" over the trackhead. It's in the operational rules, and locomotive manuals.
The concern is sucking water into the traction motors through the air ventilation system.