According to Mr Webb he should be in Albany Monday. I assume we will cut his cars from 48 and get them set up in the storage yard.
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Pensyfan19 wrote:Any dome operating on train 20 must be removed at WAS. No dome cars certified to operate on Amtrak can enter NYP from either direction.
Backshophoss wrote: ↑Sun May 24, 2020 9:51 pm If the car meets Amtrak's standards shpuld be OK in NY Penn and the empire connection (PC-1 standards)There is more to this than a car meeting the current annual inspection (Amtrak PC-1) criteria.
jhdeasy wrote: ↑Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:01 pmThe degree of how restrictive "A" clearance is was illustrated a few years ago when Amtrak borrowed Via's ex-CP Budd equipment for the Adirondack and it wasn't cleared for NYP. Just being single-level heritage equipment isn't good enough.Backshophoss wrote: ↑Sun May 24, 2020 9:51 pm If the car meets Amtrak's standards shpuld be OK in NY Penn and the empire connection (PC-1 standards)There is more to this than a car meeting the current annual inspection (Amtrak PC-1) criteria.
Amtrak has four clearance profiles; A, B, C and D. A is the most restrictive. A car must meet Amtrak's A clearance to operate into and out of Penn Station NY by any route (East River tunnels, Hudson River tunnels, Empire Connection tunnel). The clearance diagram is complex, but some key measurements are ...
The maximum allowable height is 14' 8" above the rail, not to exceed 2' 6" from the centerline of the car. The maximum allowable height diminishes as you move further away from the centerline of the car.
The maximum allowable width is 10' 6" (specifically, 5' 3" out from centerline of car, between a height of 4' 4" and 8' 0" above the rail.
The dimensions below the floor of the car are also critical, to avoid contact with infrastructure.
Given all of that, I believe the more modern Empire Connection tunnel appears to have a less restrictive clearance than the East and Hudson River tunnels.