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Burlington Northern Santa Fe's M-EVEVAW (Manifest - Everett, Wash. to Vancouver, Wash.) is pickem' and puttin' them down as he roars past me on Main #1. The high green for a n/b on Main #2 is a grainer that he is going to meet about 4-5 miles down the line towards Castle Rock, Washington.
This is BNSF 3129 following the rearend collision in Vader WA. A 6089 ton ballast train with this engine second of two rear ended a parked stack train at 43mph. This engine came to rest on the engineers side and caught fire. Burned for over 2.5 hours before extingished.
BNSF7305 was on the point of a 4800Ton Northbound Ballast train that rear ended a parked stack train in Vader WA at 43mph on 09/15/02. No serious injuries. Containers were empty. Photographed 15 days following the incident on a siding 2 miles north of the scene.
Sept 15 2002 Vader Wa rearend crash. Ballast train 42mph into rear of parked stack train. 20 ballast cars on the ground, 2 intermodal well sets, and 2 locomotives. 1:30am 33 hours later both mains are open again. Vader is mp 79 on the centrailia sub and exit 61 off of interstate 5.
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