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CN 8946 leads its northbound loaded coal train across Dakota Creek during moderate to heavy rainfall.It is about three miles to the International Border at Blaine,WA then on to a crew change at Vancouver,BC.With a new crew,it will be on to their ultimate destination of Prince Rupert,BC
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I see that the BNSF Units on the front end behine a CN Unit, does the BNSF
Units go through to Prince Rupert, BC.?
 
Believe the BNSF units come off at Thornton Yard,Vancouver and are replaced by CN units.Read in RAILFAN & RAILROAD that it is a BNSF contract and Price Rupert was the only facility on the west coast with capacity to handle coal shipments.There is usually a Roberts Bank bound BNSF coal train on the Swift Siding (Three miles south of the border) due to congestion at Westshore Terminals.
The NIMBYs are out in force to prevent a coal export terminal from being built near Bellingham,WA
 

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