Amtrak 164 in Auburn, WA yard 11-3-13

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auburnrails

New Member
Just saw a little bit ago Amtrak 164 sitting alone at the southeast end of Auburn yard, behind the propane dealer (I think that's what's there). It wasn't attached to any other equipment from what I could see.

-Dave
 

SP&SFan

MP 72 - BNSF Spokane Sub.
Dave and others,

Amtrak #164 hit a tree between Seattle & Auburn yesterday leading the southbound Coast Starlight.. It was removed at Auburn Yard and continued to Portland with the second unit.. A UP freight unit (UP #7644) at Portland for the journey south out of Portland.


SP&SFan
 

auburnrails

New Member
Dave and others,

Amtrak #164 hit a tree between Seattle & Auburn yesterday leading the southbound Coast Starlight.. It was removed at Auburn Yard and continued to Portland with the second unit.. A UP freight unit (UP #7644) at Portland for the journey south out of Portland.


SP&SFan
Ah, good to know. Thanks!

-Dave
 
Still there this evening; I thought I saw a small blue flashing light on/under it in addition to the step lighting.
 

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
That's crazy that it's still there. You'd think they could use it sooner rather than later.

-Dave
Maybe it has to undergo some kind of safety inspection and/or repairs before it can be moved and placed in service. The flashing blue light sounds like the 21st century, hi-tech version of the blue flag: the equipment cannot be moved until the blue flag is removed and the only person who can remove it is the person who placed it there.
 
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On Thursday afternoon there was an Amtrak bilevel coach on the tail of a medium-length freight; I'm pretty sure it left with the train. Didn't notice it in time to get the number.
 




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