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It also carried the final leg of the Olympian Hiawatha, prior to the mid-50's, to the old Tacoma Eastern depot just past Freighthouse Square. There are some great pictures out there of Manic Depressive EP-2 electrics crossing that trestle.
Here's a little diddy I wrote up for a photo, talking...
Dunno? But I do know if you head trackside RIGHT NOW, 7:00 PM, you can catch U.P. 1996 (heritage) on the head end of a baretable. It should be heading north through Nisqually at the moment.
Of course if you ride the MAX you may not need to go to the Zoo.
THE LIGHT RAIL COYOTE:D
I posted this thread in Oct 2009 (damn, time flies:eek:), with PDF...
Sound Transit's Tacoma Extension Visualized
...when it was released for public consumption. As far as I know, this is still the "publicly known" final version of the crossing.
The only major change from ST's initial...
Not only that, the grade is still intact in a few other visible locations, as well. There is a long stretch that parallels Capitol Way (Old U.S. 99) between the Deschutes Rv. and Trosper Rd.. It's behind the hillside, before Tumwater Valley. Farther south on Old 99, just past Plum, the grade...
Man, that's what, about a class "50" rapids (at Sunset Falls)? You know I've only ever hear of one person to ever successfully shoot that thing and live. I'd like to see someone try in that weather; wicked! Thanks for sharing.:)
Sweet haul for a wet weekend, folks! Night shots against a snowy backdrop always perks my interest. You might have been living in 2010, Ross, I was living in 1986 that weekend hoping for a Bears-Patriots Super Bowl. Even dusted off the Ditka sweater.:o
Been off the boards for a few days; I can try to answer some of your questions.
First off, short of having some primary source info, trying to predict TR's operating schedule is like hitting a bulls-eye on a dart board while blindfolded, drunk, and spun around in a swivel chair beforehand...
Physically closed, still active railroad wise.
Just he opposite from a foamer's perspective. Now traffic zips through town with nary a whisper. :(
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