PTC for Steam Locomotives

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PTC for Steam Locomotives
Posted by Trainzguy2472 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:33 PM

With the deadline for PTC looming, it seems like many questions about it have been popping up.  I'm wondering about whether preserved steam locomotives will need to have PTC installed to go out on mainline excursions.  I would think that they don't need to install PTC (grandfather clause?).  And if they do, how would PTC be able to control a steam locomotive?

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Posted by Firelock76 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:45 PM

Maybe someone knows more about this than I do, but the last word I've got is if a steam locomotive is going to be run on a line where PTC is required (and some are exempt) it's going to have to have PTC installed. 

I haven't heard anything about "grandfather clauses."  Presumably there aren't any.  Oh, brother.

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Posted by kgbw49 on Saturday, April 14, 2018 8:26 PM

MILW 261 is doing a fundraiser for their PTC.

Their excursion from Minneapolis to Duluth on June 9 and 10 will raise funds for the PTC install.

https://261.com/excursions/261-duluth/

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