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    C.A.T. Tamper and Ballast Distributor

    (Copied from Mark's reply in another forum) These guys follow the SBC with a continuous action tamper and ballast distribution machine. Immediately following the tamper, and a permanent part of the whole machine, is a stabilizer which further compacts the ballast. Tamper: BDS Ballast...
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    BNSF track projects, WA State 2014

    BNSF has some capacity-expansion and long-needed maintenance projects lined up for Washington in 2014. On February 7, a tie gang will begin on the Sumas Sub installing almost 42,000 ties between Sedro Wooley and Sumas. They will be doing that into mid-March. On March 12, a shoulder ballast...
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    Washington State Point Defiance Bypass a step closer

    The FRA rules "Finding of No Significant Impact" regarding the Point Defiance Bypass Project. http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Projects/Rail/PNWRC_PtDefiance/ProjectEnvironmental.htm
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    Washington Central F-units on the move

    Washington Central F-units WCRC 82 and 84 have moved from Yakima, WA to Pasco, WA. They are going to the Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railway. They are estimated to leave Pasco November 4th about 6:30 PM. http://www.graniterock.com/news_events/press_releases/2012/santa_cruz_rail_line.html
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    Free Tacoma, WA to Lakewood, WA Sounder Rides

    With Sounder service from Tacoma, WA to Lakewood, WA starting up on October 8, a free-ride event is occurring on Saturday, October 6: http://www.soundtransit.org/About-Sound-Transit/News-and-events/Calendar/Lakewood-Launch-Celebration-10-6-12.xml




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