Tuesday, October 4, 2011

43 Port Royal

At Port Royal the Norfolk Southern passenger speed is reduced to 65 from the 75 mph permitted by the  Norfolk Southern. A realignment from the existing 2.4 degree cirve to a 1 degree curve would potenially allow 110 mph passenger operation.
Here is a westbound Conrail freight train about 1995 leaning into the 2.4 degree curve south of Port Royal, PA. The freight speed here would be a maximum of 50 mph. As the freight train is a priority trailer on flat car train, the train's probable speed is the maximum allowed for this location. This is near milepost 150.5.

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