on Fri Jul 12 07:56:48 2019, in response to Re: New Orleans Street Flooding, posted by TRAIN DUDE on Fri Jul 12 06:17:50 2019.
Traction motors are not generally ruined by water. Many years ago there was a flood on the #6 at Hunts PT. We pulled the trains out and removed the contact shoes. They were hauled to the yard where the motors and groups were thoroughly hosed out and allowed to dry. Most were absolutely fine afterwards.
The big difference is salt water, correct ?