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    BNSF derailment on Yakima Valley Sub

    There was a derailment yesterday near the town of Mabton on BNSF's Yakima Valley Sub. Engines and several cars on the ground on an eastbound grainer. It looks like the cause was a trucker who collided with the train. Not sure how someone could miss seeing an oncoming train at this crossing, as...
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    Long term storage

    There are a lot -- literally miles -- of lumber cars stashed on the old spur between Palmer Jct. and the end of track near Veazey (on the old line through Enumclaw). They've been there, I believe, for years. Does anybody know how long cars in storage can be left before they are unusable and...
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    Northwest Detours and track conditions

    I thought it might be interesting to have a new thread especially for track conditions and detours in the Pacific Northest (WA, OR, ID, BC, etc.). Given the damage around Snohomish and King Counties a few days ago (the photos of the Index area are something!), how have the Scenic and Bellingham... is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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