Noel Weaver wrote:Can we imagine if this particular line had an Amtrak train running on it and the Amtrak train was involved in this?
I dont know how many passenger trains run in completely dark territory
IE: TWC or DTC territory without even ABS signals
I venture to guess not many, and for reasons like this
but one thing is certain, santa fe sucks has a point about the accident being avoidable by the crew doing their job and alligning the switch, assuming it wasnt a frame-job type of sabotage, which I think looks pretty unlikely
I dont know if he is being a smart ass or not about it or not
There are two Amtrak trains that I am sure run over some dark territory
and that is the two trains that run to Vermont. The Vermonter runs over
dark territory between Palmer and Brattleboro and also between White
River Junction and St. Albans. The Rutland train also runs over dark
territory over the line between Whitehall and Rutland.
Metro-North commuter trains also run over dark territory over both the
Danbury and Waterbury Branches.
I am not sure whether the Star route between Selma, NC and Raleigh, NC
is still dark territory or not. I know the line west of Raleigh to Greensboro
has been signaled but I am not sure about Selma - Raleigh. I also wonder
about portions of the CSX route between Tallahassee and New Orleans?