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Mid-day, mid-week, power around Pasco
WB Z with 6 up front 6407/3975/5730/6574/971/8120
6866/8257/4514/5640/9387/9276/1001/7540 and DPU 4184
3x2x1 grainer with 6219/8568/4764 leading
1865/1872 on the hump.
Moody Morning Meet
A WB grainer crept to the end of West Bates holding the main.
Based upon the time I thought Amtrak would come and overtake them, but a check on the signals showed otherwise.
Mere minutes later an EB manifest takes the siding.
Soon afterwards the grainer departs sans...
Crossing paths with the Byron Turn in Richland and Kennewick
Pulling up out of PCA
Running back to grab a tanker
Back and forth
Giving the vehicle traffic the okay to pass
3-1/2 hours later they made it to Kennewick only to wait for an empty grainer.
I later found out the Special used the 4107 to shove the garbage north to Juniper, where the SB manifest ran through. The FP9s continued to push the train into Wallula and dropped off the dead UP 5543.
The UP decided to leave the GE on the front to power the train up the Washy Sub, however between Cold Springs and Juniper sidings, the crew stated they were on fire and were bailing out.
I ditched my spot at Port Kelley/Thrashers Curve to see what was happening but after an hour of not moving...
The CP sent a shipper's special/business train down through the PNW from Eastport, ID to Portland, OR over the weekend.
The tentative schedule for the return trip Tuesday March 31:
Depart Portland Amtrak 0900 to Hinkle at 1300. UP 5543 was required on the point for cab signals on the...
Pennsy in the PNW.
Once again yesterday evening, I was only able to catch a glimpse of the heritage unit, this time only the tail as it stuck out from behind others in the storage tracks at the roho.
This morning at 0650 it was reported at the third unit out on another PASINB through...
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