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 Post subject: 765, 261 and other steam groups team up, win grants for PTC
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 12:03 pm 

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The Emery Rail Heritage Trust, Friends of the 261 and the Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society (FWRHS) are pleased to announce $60,000 in grants to fund the development and implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC) on two historic steam locomotives: Milwaukee Road no. 261 and Nickel Plate Road no. 765. Each organization will receive $30,000 respectively to kick-start their individual fundraising efforts in order to cover the estimated $120,000 for implementation.

Individual donations are needed and can be made at online http://www.261.com/donate and http://www.fortwaynerailroad.org/donate.

In 2017, the FWRHS convened a gathering for steam locomotive operators, representatives from Class 1 and commuter railroads and the Trust to consider the mechanical implications of the safety system. Included in the meeting and subsequent conversations were including Norfolk & Western 611, Southern Pacific 4449, Alaska Engine no. 557, Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway No. 576, and Pere Marquette no. 1225, among others.

From this meeting, the group determined that it was wholly feasible to adapt the technology to work on individual locomotives, agreed to share technical resources and systems and work with the Federal Railroad Administration on implementing the technology on historic equipment.

Quotes and additional details at the link: https://fortwaynerailroad.org/2018/05/grants-from-emery-rail-heritage-trust-kick-off-%e2%80%a8critical-fundraising-effort-for-positive-train-control/

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Kelly Lynch
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Fort Wayne Railroad Historical Society, Inc
http://www.fwrhs.org


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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:57 pm 

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As covered by Railway Age:

https://www.railwayage.com/cs/ptc/posit ... n-control/


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