bostontrainguy wrote: ↑Tue Dec 05, 2023 10:58 am Do you know if they are restricted to 25 mph for a temporary break-in period? Heavy 136 lb CWR is 60 mph on other CSX routes.Afaik they did not do enough surface work to really get it to Class 3 and there isn't really enough tonnage to justify it at the present. Their goal is to get the whole thing to 25 (with new rail) to start. Not a Pan Am 25 that implodes every spring, but a reliable 25 with no slow downs.
Got the above post just after I posted. So they aren't finished yet. Thanks.
the line has been updated to FRA Class II track standards, and a portion of the line, approximately 15 miles, has been updated to FRA Class III standards. This will allow CSX to increase speeds on the line to 25-40 mph,