Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Thu Jun 30, 2022 10:28 amI believe ATSF was running at 90 mph in that territory prior to Naperville and installed Automatic Train Stop in compliance with the ICC regulation when it was imposed; to get the Super Chief from Chicago to LA in 39 3/4 hours they needed to do 90 wherever possible. I'm sure ATS is still in service there today, and #4 has been reported as doing 89, and 87 at the moment of impact.Gilbert B Norman wrote: ↑Thu Jun 30, 2022 6:50 am Anyone care to "place their bets"?
Maximum Authorized train speed anywhere in the US away from the NE Corridor; 70mphbostontrainguy wrote: ↑Thu Jun 30, 2022 8:07 am You know that's not true, Mr. Norman. What are you quoting?Mr. Trainguy, "place your bets".
This just seems the next extension of the 1952 mandate of "a speed not to exceed 80mph", which Rulebook took to mean 79mph.
That mandate apparently arose from Naperville