Ok so you run your locomotive using battery power and you've ripped up the center rail.
How do you lite your AC passenger cars?
How do you operate the AC accessories that are located trackside?
Do you only have AC power to your switches?
What track would you recommend that doesn't have the 3 rail to begin with but can handle our 3 rail wheel flanges?
I still have 3 rail powered engines. I have not ripped up anything yet.
But I know some deadrailers that use battery or tethers for LED passenger cars.