- Jul 9, 2014
The speed limits for the outer tracks (1 and 4) remained 55mph with no change, but with ACSES the code drop to 45 was probably removed. I am not sure. Thirdrail can probably give more upto date info on that.
The cab signal codes were not dropped. Even if they were dropped, the actual distant signals approaching the area going west on 1, 2 and 3 track can't display a clear since it doesn't have a clear aspect. Neither can the automatic signal on 4 track at the same location. However, the distant signal is capable but you're already down to 45mph. Going east, the distant signals on A and 1 can't display a clear aspect while track 4 and B aren't signaled east. 2&3 track east are capable of displaying clears which is why it isn't likely see the cab drop go away until they change the signal system completely. This is because they want certain locations protected in case there is ACSES failure.Jis, the cab signal drop was indeed dropped. If one goes through the curve today it is indeed much quicker then before. This is one area where PTC has actually benefited things.
There was a plan to change the signals so you could receive a Cab Speed 80. However, since you'd have to physically change the signal bridge, it is unlikely to occur until the convert the territory to 562 (which is slowly occurring.)