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    Radar Speed Sign - For Trains!

    No it's real, I have seen the Trainmaster from Tacoma using one nearby and have seen the sign parked at the yard office.
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    SW9 sitting in Chehalis, WA...

    New Shortline (Western Washington Railroad). Leading 7.2 miles of the Tacoma Rail up to around the Blakslee Junction area. Mostly being used for car storage. But i think there is one customer? if i remember correctly
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    Dumb question: Cascades power

    What i heard was that people in Vancouver BC were complaining about the noise of the engines sitting there so they turned the sets.
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    Well cars missing from the old MLW main between Maytown and Centralia, WA...

    Most were to be scrapped while some were to be chopped down to 40'
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    Well cars missing from the old MLW main between Maytown and Centralia, WA...

    There's a new shortline starting operations out of Chehalis. They're leasing 7.2 miles of track from Tacoma Rail. Not sure if this has anything to do with it.
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    SD 60M on the Aniie Branch

    They were on the Gold Bar turn today.
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    Scrapping EMD SD40-2 Locomotives

    Those SD40's in some cases are way more reliable than the newer power. I wouldn't have any issue if i was a customer and they were pulling my cars. It looks like you guys are pretty violent in your scrapping process, Not saving the prime mover or or traction motors. Seems like you could make...
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    New Cascades Talgo

    Actually, they were built in Spain, Just assembled in Wisconsin.
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    AMTK 51 on Sounder Southline

    Just being borrowed, ST only has 2 spare F59's. One F59 is out of service right now getting a new HEP unit, And im guessing they lost the other one to a failure or something. The F59 has 3000 HP and the P42 has 4250. With the P42 providing HEP it has about 3950 HP for tractive effort.
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    AMTK 51 on Sounder Southline

    AMTK 51 found its way onto Sounder today leading the Second train and last train to Tacoma. The engine will be on the first train tomorrow morning then again on the 7:20 am run. Don't know if it will come off in Seattle or if it will stay on another day
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    Empire Builder power 7/4/12

    Today's train 7/5 is the 184 leading.
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    Gn 1600 sb

    Not really, Scrap steel could probably fetch 15-20K Cost for BNSF to move their own locomotive, nothing besides fuel on regularly schedule train.
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    Gn 1600 sb

    The info i was told was that it was sold to Relco for scrap.
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    Alignment Control Couplers

    It would be stupidly expensive to load it on a flat car for a 40 mile trip. If it has to be trucked from San Diego to Campo, why not truck it the whole way from Oceanside? Or instead of BNSF taking it to Downtown San Diego, have Pacific Sun take it to Mirmar and truck it from there.
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    San Diego Coaster F59 eastbound out of Vancouver WA today

    From Progress rail in Tacoma headed back to San Diego.




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