Sunday, July 31, 2011
19. South Fork
The NS existing NS Norfolk Southern line is in blue. The passenger speed is 40 mph at milepost 266.9. The speed is increased to 45 mph at milepost 266.3 through milepost 263 where the passenger speed is 79 mph for milepost 263.
The proposed realignment is shown in yellow. The tangent beginning at milepost 266.9 crosses the mainline at milepost 265.5 and milepost 265.4 returning to the mainline at milepost 264.5. The 1 degree curve returning to the mainline at milepost 264.5 would permit a 110 mph speed.