You cheap bastards..........

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You cheap bastards..........

Unread postby LakeATCS » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:29 pm

I keep watch on the FRA postings for stuff. But this one took me back.

It's literally a filing to remove two stops signs from a diamond.
The funny part is that in a filing a while back in 1999, the FRA let them remove an automatic interlocking. On the condition that they put up four stop signs.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documen ... nal-system

So okay..... How much do two stop signs cost? vrs, How much did some lawyer get to file this, plus the FRA fees..
Then..... how much is it really worth to "bug" the FRA with this?

COME ON MAN, you cheap bastards!
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Unread postby CSX_CO » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:11 pm

Stop signs not that much. Expense of starting and stopping every move through it would add up. Sounds like preponderance of traffic is on one route thru the diamond. Makes sense to keep the trains rolling.
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Unread postby M.D.Bentley » Sun Dec 04, 2016 10:48 am

They own both routes. It's a cost issue. Stopping and starting trains cost money (wear and tear, fuel, etc). It will be interesting to see how they handle operations at that diamond. Expect some more changes there.
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Unread postby JStryker722 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:02 pm

Sounds like change in traffic has taken off their 2nd Subdivision and put it on their 4th Subdivision so they wanna keep traffic moving along on that line.
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