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    MILW 5057 on the move!

    Now in Pasco The 5057 arrived in Pasco, WA yesterday morning. It may leave for Spokane today.
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    MILW 5057 on the move!

    The 5057 was reportedly seen today in the east bowl of Roseville Yard.
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    MILW 5057 on the move!

    The 5057 was reported in Oroville, CA shortly after 11 AM this morning.
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    MILW 5057 on the move!

    MILW 5057 (currently in Umler as POVA 5057) departed Portola, CA this morning. The 5057 (a GE U25B) is owned by Cascade Rail Foundation in South Cle Elum, WA. It is heading to the Pend Oreille Valley Railroad shop in Usk, WA for cosmetic restoration. Ultimately, the plan is to display it in...
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    MILW oral history interviews on YouTube

    At our first Milwaukee Employees Annual Luncheon (M.E.A.L.) in 2011, we invited the former Milwaukee Road employees to share some of their memories with us. Nolan Weis and Peter O’Cain with the Cle Elum news program on Inland Networks Channel 40 interviewed them on video. We’ve placed the...
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    Help bring MILW 5057 back to Washington!

    I recently realized it had been a long time since I posted here, so it's time for an update on this project! We are getting close to reaching our 2nd fundraising milestone, which is to raise the remaining $15,000 needed to purchase the 5057 by March 1, 2013. Right now we have a...
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    Windmill train in Seattle?

    I saw some cars with wind turbine parts on Harbor Island yesterday afternoon on the way home from work. I saw some last week too. It may have been on Tuesday also. Paul
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    Amtrak's NEC WiFi Problems

    Doesn't Amtrak offer Wi-Fi on the Cascades in the PNW? Do they have problems out here too? Paul Seattle, WA
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    Windmill train in Seattle?

    Hasn't the Harbor Island barge slip always been a UP facility? The MILW slip was on the east side of the East Waterway. The Port of Seattle removed what was left a few years ago Paul Paul Krueger Seattle, WA
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    Help bring MILW 5057 back to Washington!

    An anonymous donor has issued a fundraising challenge. From now through Saturday, March 31, the donor will match every donation we receive for the 5057 Project (dollar for dollar) to a maximum match of $3,000. This doubles the impact of your donation! If you are thinking about donating money...
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    Help bring MILW 5057 back to Washington!

    Cascade Rail Foundation is working to bring Milwaukee Road U25B 5057 from the Western Pacific Railroad Museum in Portola, CA to the South Cle Elum Rail Yard Interpretive Center for display. Having a Milwaukee Road locomotive at South Cle Elum is important step in the development of the rail...
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    Siding in Cle Elum?

    Thanks for the information everyone! Paul Seattle, WA
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    Siding in Cle Elum?

    Does anyone know if there is still a siding in Cle Elum that could be used like a team track, where a truck could pull up along side it for loading? Thanks, Paul Seattle, WA
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    platform damage at the Tukwila Station

    The design and schedule for this station needs to coordinate with the design and schedule for the extension of Strander Blvd. across the tracks by the City of Tukwila and City of Renton. The situation is more complex than for most small stations.
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    Snoqualmie Tunnel reopens

    Tunnel repair The state capital budget for this new biennium includes $1.8 million for tunnel repair. I'm not sure which tunnels will get repaired. Paul Seattle, WA




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