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medic_pilot 11-16-2005 06:34 AM

Odd Speed Limits
OK, for my next question in the series:

What is with the odd speed limits? Such as 79 mph? Why not just round that baby up to 80? Or keep it down at 75?

Thanks for your input on my previous questions.


J 11-17-2005 11:31 AM

Federal regulation requires additional signaling (automatic train stop / cab signals, etc.) for trains operating at 80 mph and above. Wouldn't it have been nice if the federal rule said "81 mph and above?"

Some roads still have this type of equipment on old passenger routes (Florida East Coast, portions of UP (west of Chicago) and BNSF (ATSF line across Kansas, San Diego line, etc.)

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