I saw something strange today. The westbound Builder didn't stop in Edmonds - blew through at track speed. Also, the engineer didn't signal for the crossings. This is also a work area with red flags displayed. Any explanation?
Correct. Only the one in Everett was a blocking event which starts the passenger shutdown clock. We dug out the slide just east of 23rd Ave on Friday. There are many, many more slides up and down the Sound. They just didn't get down to the tracks.i think i heard on the scanner that one slide is near 23rd (interbay) and another near everett, but i could be wrong.
When red flags are present, the operation of trains through those limits is governed by the verbal instructions of the foreman in responsible for the work being performed. Those instructions may include specific restrictions such as to stop, or proceed at a specific speed, or watch for men near the track, or use lots of bell and whistle, or even to proceed through the limits at maximum authorized track speed with no further restriction. The presence of red flags is not an automatic indicator that a train will need to slow down or lay on the whistle.The other thing that was odd was the fact that he didn't blow his horn for the south crossing and only one 'toot' at the ferry crossing. The red flags were up for work at the ST station. Over the past week they've been going pretty slow through town.
15 MPH... Actually that will be removed whenever they put in the new Main. By the way, no year has been relayed to us as to when that will happen.So, does anyone know what the speed restrictions will be at the point of that concrete speed-hump they put right at the second track's centerline? No cheating on speed restrictions anymore!
I happened to be at Edmonds on Friday Morning and I shot the video of that AMTK 7 blowing through the station on without stopping at the Edmonds Station. It was a deadhead move to Seattle due to the mudslide that terminated rail passenger service at Everett and the rest were transported by buses to their remaining destinations. No passengers were on board except the crew onboard. In fact, the bus actually stopped at Edmonds a minute before the train flied by the passengers. The engineer was cleared by Foreman Hall to go through the Form B Restriction at Edmonds without stopping at the depot.I saw something strange today. The westbound Builder didn't stop in Edmonds - blew through at track speed. Also, the engineer didn't signal for the crossings. This is also a work area with red flags displayed. Any explanation?
Wow, still think that'd be in the 'Monster Truck' range. Great way to get to know your fellow commuter!15 MPH...
I soitenly hope so!Actually that will be removed whenever they put in the new Main.
No year? Hmmm, why doesn't that sound encouraging?By the way, no year has been relayed to us as to when that will happen.
There have been visible daily changes, of late.the new platforms are taking shape...now we can see where the new right-of-way alignment will be. Anyone have an image
There has been a temporary wood access ramp which we call a "Mini-High" from the start of service back in Dec. 2003 which now has been partially demolished but still allows wheelchairs access.2) The temporary raised platform. Is this for wheelchair access to the Sounder cars? I take it wheelchair access is not currently available and never has been?.
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