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Old June 18, 2017, 11:54   #39
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One of the railroads has a plan to deal with EMP. They have the old time tables and will walk the engines to central locations. They have the 1910 layout and management books. Up until 5-10 years ago they could operate at 30-40% capacity that way. Now the new locomotives have a computer and the system is being changed over to GPS and electronic switching. I know folks who have paid to have siding put in and "store" older locomotives. The older locomotives will survive EMP and many have electrical outputs.
An interesting study was where there are rail yards with truck depots (fuel) co-located with low population.
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