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First post here! As some of nw Washington residents have noticed coal empties have been routed over the Sumas sub from Roberts Bank to alleviate traffic on the Bellingham sub for work windows. As a bit of a pessimist about this line I never thought I'd see six axle ac powered hit these jointed rails. It sounds, from third hand info that these empties will be using this line for at least another two months so now is the chance to see a truly rare occurrence. I got a few pics of a sb empty tonight but hopefully will get a chance to get some better photos in the coming weeks.
Apparently there are some tight curves on the line which may present a challenge for six axle power. I used to ride my motorcycle on Hwy. 9 between Sedro-Woolley and Sumas. There are some very scenic sections which will be good photo locations if the empty hopper trains run in the afternoon.
If the empties run on Sunday, Bob's Burgers in Sumas has a very good Sunday brunch buffet.
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