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    New BNSF bridge to be barged to site.

    Article at: https://www.columbian.com/news/2020/apr/18/clark-asks-railroad-bridge-under-construction-in-vancouver-bound-for-columbia-river-gorge/ Article about the other bridge mentioned, that was barged to its site...
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    BNSF-Wabtec battery locomotive

    https://www.railwayage.com/mechanical/locomotives/bnsf-wabtec-advancing-the-future-of-motive-power/ In 2018, BNSF and Wabtec (then GE Transportation) joined forces to begin developing a 100% battery-electric, high-horsepower road locomotive prototype that works with conventional diesel-electric...
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    Kalama to get a locomotive

    https://www.columbian.com/news/2019/jul/12/sps-539-come-full-circle-port-of-kalama-buys-steam-locomotive KALAMA — A steam locomotive and its tender that sat in Vancouver’s Esther Short Park for 40 years will be returned to the Pacific Northwest and...
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    Train hits car hauler semi at Ridgefield, WA.

    Car haulers are still getting hung up on RR tracks. I would think someone pulling a trailer with only a few inches clearance would be more careful. Train strikes tractor-trailer hauling vehicles in Ridgefield | The Columbian Bruce
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    4449 in the Gorge this week

    http://www.columbian.com/news/2018/apr/09/southern-pacific-4449-steam-train-vancouver-columbia-river-gorge/ The Southern Pacific 4449 arrived at midday Monday for a few days of video production work, which will see it running periodically through the Columbia River Gorge to Wishram, a railroad...
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    General Electric Co. is looking to exit from the railroad business

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/ge-explores-exiting-from-the-railroad-business-1509031146 GE Explores Exiting From the Railroad Business Under pressure to streamline, new CEO looks to shed century-old locomotive division
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    Jack, the signalman

    https://www.mrctv.org/blog/monkey-see-monkey-do-story-jack-signalman "During the late 1800’s, travelers often reveled in a peculiar sight. At the rail station in Cape Town, South Africa, there was actually a very intelligent baboon who worked the levers that sent signals to inform engineers...
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    Load securing

    A question came up on a non-RR forum. Do railroads have federal DOT load securement regulations like highway trucks have? (Number and strength of tiedown straps, cables, etc., according to type and weight of load) Thanks, Bruce
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    Passenger Train Derails Near Steilacoom

    Article and photos: http://www.westpierce.org/passenger-train-derails-near-steilacoom/ Bruce
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    Boulder falls on French narrow gauge train

    News article: French Alps: Rock derails Nice to Digne-les-Bains train http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26098700 "A rock the size of a car came off the mountainside and slammed into the first car of the train,'' Jean Ballester, mayor of nearby Annot, told BFM television. About...
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    Coast Guard sends 6 ALCo's to rescue Antarctic ships

    This really makes me wonder what the Polar Star sounds like. http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/05/259899227/u-s-ice-breaker-in-bid-to-rescue-vessels-trapped-in-antarctic From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USCGC_Polar_Star_%28WAGB-10%29 Installed power: Six Alco 16V-251F...
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    Great Northern has them on their cabooses, why can't we?

    What's your caption? Bruce
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    Everett, WA 1891

    Found two photos. I wonder if anyone has modern photos that match the location. The photographer appears to be in the same location for both photos. http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/laroche,278 http://content.lib.washington.edu/u?/laroche,141 Bruce
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    New Amtrak electric locomotives

    Video, photos, and article: http://inr.synapticdigital.com/siemens/NewAmtrakCars/ Bruce
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    Tacoma Rail in the news

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    Oregon Rail Heritage Center

    Oregon Rail Heritage Center ready for grand opening Saturday, Sunday Anyone been here yet? How is it? http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2012/09/oregon_rail_center_is_now_arri.html Bruce
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    Union Pacific #1

    Found a photo here: Denver Public Library Unlike many digital collections, you can enlarge the photo to see details: Bruce
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    San Diego Coaster F59 eastbound out of Vancouver WA today

    ...in a BNSF freight. Anyone know why or where headed? Bruce
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    Pacific Harbor Line spotted in Vancouver WA?

    Yesterday I saw what appeared to be an old Santa Fe locomotive in Vancouver WA. A closer look, but still at a distance, Let me see "...Harbor Line" on the side. It was surrounded by boxcars, between the Fourth Plain bridge and Mill Plain bridge. It was not possible for me to identify the...
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    Derailment coefficient?

    Can someone tell more about it? Thanks, Bruce From: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-05/30/c_13900990.htm CRH380A series trains to be used on the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed rail are under 0.13 derailment coefficient, far lower than the international standard...




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