Northwest Detours and track conditions

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I thought it might be interesting to have a new thread especially for track conditions and detours in the Pacific Northest (WA, OR, ID, BC, etc.).
Given the damage around Snohomish and King Counties a few days ago (the photos of the Index area are something!), how have the Scenic and Bellingham subs fared?

Bill Anderson

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A member can start a new thread for each event (like a big storm, derailment, etc) in the appropriate regional forum, the "In the News" or the "Heads Up" forum.

Bill Anderson

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Anyone have any idea which mains, which are currently open, and any interesting detours as a result of this week's storms?
Sounder/Amtrak service between Seattle and Everett was canceled earlier this week due to a tree and/or mudslide across the tracks. Freights were running yesterday (Wed. 12/9). Today is wait and see as yet another storm passes through the Puget Sound region.

There has been flooding on roads near US 2 in Monroe, Sultan, and Goldbar, but no reports of flooding on the BNSF Stevens Pass mainline.
The Union Pacific main through the Columbia Gorge is currently closed due to the Eagle Creek Fire at Cascade Locks. Wonder if UP is detouring over BNSF Fallbridge, Stampede and Yakima Valley Subs, or if they are just sitting tight. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.