Flying Yankee restoration ‘back on track’

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Posted by Overmod on Friday, October 06, 2017 7:39 PM

There is no analogy between the Flying Yankee and anything involving steam engines with respect to PTC.  Any exemption in Part 230 applies only to steam.

There may be other exemptions but I suspect any mainline excursion ‘should’ still have PTC protections even if nominally exempted.  I expect insurance to become even more ridiculously overexpensive if at least some logical parts of PTC protection are not implemented.

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Posted by Firelock76 on Friday, October 06, 2017 8:27 PM

Good point. I imagine the Flying Yankee folks are treating PTC as a bridge they'll cross when they come to it.  A question, does the Illinois Railroad Museum's Burlington E5 have PTC?

It did run off-museum property a year or two ago.

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Posted by Buslist on Saturday, October 07, 2017 5:15 AM

Firelock76

Good point. A question, does the Illinois Railroad Museum's Burlington E5 have PTC?

It did run off-museum property a year or two ago.

 

No it does not and a member of the BOD told me there are no plans to equip it, but knowing their ability to scare up donations I wouldn’t be surprised if it got a set of on board equipment donated.

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