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  1. thaddeusthudpucker

    Seattle Sub - UP Trackage rights question

    Later it was certainly used to be able to run around an Olympian Hiawatha by a Bipolar, but as far as I know the original intent was to head north.
  2. thaddeusthudpucker

    Seattle Sub - UP Trackage rights question

    Also, the very southern bit of the Seattle Transit Tunnel actually started out as a rail tunnel for UP and MILW to head north, Milwaukee of course already having assets up around Belingham and Everett, as well as on the Olympic Peninsula that were only accessible by rail barge. I actually find...
  3. thaddeusthudpucker

    Seattle Sub - UP Trackage rights question

    What you saw over Stevens Pass was most likely a consist of UP units that BNSF is using to power a BNSF train. UP does not have trackage rights over Stevens Pass. UP does however have trackage rights from Portland to Tacoma on the BNSF, an arrangement that goes back to the NP/GN days. Between...
  4. thaddeusthudpucker

    Union Pacific Railroad Unveils Experimental Locomotive to Test Emissions-Reduction Te

    It is a headache, I know firsthand. I changed careers and the truck I was assigned kept throwing codes about the stupid DPF...
  5. thaddeusthudpucker

    Strange things the Google van picks up.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ll=35.409121,-105.975704&spn=0.001898,0.004109&sll=35.409637,-105.976347&sspn=0.003721,0.008256&vpsrc=0&t=h&layer=c&cbll=35.409636,-105.976348&panoid=2bZB53KvhQJ4Q7FuJXt0rQ&cbp=12,225.77,,1,14.99&z=18 I also once saw the Google van involved in an accident on...
  6. thaddeusthudpucker

    Monte Holm locomotive movement

    This is awesome! I remember seeing the locomotive in Moses Lake as a little kid and always wondered about it... And when I was in Alaska I saw a book about the exploits of locomotive number 557... I had no idea that these were one and the same until now.
  7. thaddeusthudpucker

    NREX 1101 on the move

    Wow those are some shiny wheels. Glad to see you made it outside, April! Sometimes you just need a break.
  8. thaddeusthudpucker

    C&O boiler explosion details?

    I see no link , but am interested in more about this...
  9. thaddeusthudpucker

    BNSF rail thru Longview, Wa

    I hear it's all going to China. Those kids must be ROTTEN.
  10. thaddeusthudpucker

    BNSF rail thru Longview, Wa

    NRPC Passenger: Southbound 501 - 0952 11 - 1229 513 - 1347 507 - 1642 509 - 1952 Northbound 500 - 0920 506 - 1305 516 - 1540 14 - 1714 508 - 1905
  11. thaddeusthudpucker

    Southern Pacific "N" gauge?

    Take them to your local hobby shop and they can set you up there. Look in the yellow pages under "Hobby"
  12. thaddeusthudpucker

    F40PH Preservation Society News

    If you actually manage this, it will prove that anyone can do anything in America. Of course, I personally don't think it's likely.
  13. thaddeusthudpucker

    Will the EMD SD40-2, SD50 & SD60 meet the Tier 4 emissions requirements in 2015?

    They don't need to, unless I am much mistaken. As previously manufactured equipment, they do not fall under the auspices of the EPA Tier 4 emissions requirements. If a locomotive has been remanufactured, then it would have to meet the EPA requirements. Any new locomotives manufactured by EMD...
  14. thaddeusthudpucker

    BNSF train symbol help

    RGT is Rivergate, Portland, OR NWE is New Westminster, BC http://www.blet75.org/palm/Train%20Definitions%20and%20Symbols.pdf
  15. thaddeusthudpucker

    Advice Needed: Taking Cascades From Seattle to Portland

    The city does seem to have undergone a renaissance then. There is a visible homeless population up around the Pearl District and Chinatown but I think that as long as you keep moving they'll let you be. One place to definitely go is Powell's books, which is at about 10th and Burnside. Quite an...
  16. thaddeusthudpucker

    Advice Needed: Taking Cascades From Seattle to Portland

    The minor league ballpark (formerly called PGE Park) is no longer such. It is now Jeld-Wen Field, home of the Portland Timbers MLS team. The basketball stadium is Rose Garden Arena, adjacent to the Rose Quarter TC MAX stop. Washington Park Zoo is accessed by an underground station deep within...
  17. thaddeusthudpucker

    Advice Needed: Taking Cascades From Seattle to Portland

    Here is something you can do about luggage: Assuming you have time to go sightseeing in the time before your train goes (I don't necessarily recommend it, unless on 508) you can check your luggage at Union Station for $5 a piece (business class is free, but that was in Seattle and may be...
  18. thaddeusthudpucker

    Advice Needed: Taking Cascades From Seattle to Portland

    Congratulations, you have picked the BEST city in the northwest for public transportation. To answer your question, EVERYTHING works without a car. As long as you do not pack an overburden of luggage (if it is one night I would say one medium suitcase for all plus a bag for stuff for the...




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