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BNSF 5724, one of the first pre-production ES44ACs, was on the point of empty grain train X-KALULE9-16A as it dropped off Stampede Pass at the west end of two main tracks outside of Easton, WA, on February 17th.
Its official: MP 2110. Last shot of this wreck. This derailment was in the spring of 1977. More than a year later, on a beautiful summer morning, 22 June 1978, as seen in my movie DVD, we cruise through this section at track speed on Engine 189, train #200. The first "lights...
Neville Shutte's story under this title was about the end of the world on account of nuclear war. Mine is less grand, merely the destruction of the Milwaukee Road, by inches. But the emotions raised by this saga never seem to fade. The hustle and bustle of working for the Big Nothing must...
View West, derailment at MP 2110, between Easton and Hyak, Spring 1977.
Sorry to have fallen behind on the thread, more frustration from Earthlink, looking for a new host.
Haven't time today to read new posts, will reply tonight. Except to reply to Brian's first post since the last wreck...
View East, the Milwaukee Road Coast Division, Second Sub, crosses the Burlington Northern (N.P.) Pacific Division, Fourth Sub, at Cabin Creek (between Hyak and Easton), Wash. 22 June 1978. From the movie DVD "Milwaukee Road Coast Division 1976 - 1978"
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