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Amtrak # 7 westbound Empire Builder 5 1/2 hours late going through Edmonds Wa.,with its lead Genesis unit out of service somewhere along the way and being haul with a DASH-9.Also MoW signal gang working on the eastbound signals.
Driving pilings for bridge supports main two double track M.P.-17 Edmonds Wa.at this angle as the train pass by and the exhaust from the pile driver exits at the top of the train it looks like its pile driving the train.
little late posting this .After moving main one to the east making a real snake like route from curve around south M.P.16.9 or so to around where new bridge is to be put in,then back to main line into Edmonds on Sat. 10/9/2010 with a 10 hour window they cut the track and moved it back...
Sorry about the blur a grab shot i had to take overtop of a fence and hope that the camera would foucus on somthing as the train was going by, a ballast work train with its two caboose's passing a crane pile driver installing interlocking sheet piles for work on a new bridge im told at the end...
To me the best part of the train the rear obv.car,this is a long train and hard to shoot along the way less your on a big curve or out in open,i didnt know it was coming so i got the front and this shot the rear as it stopped at Edmonds depot for some reason for 5 mins. this train was following...
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