detours off oregon trunk?

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Ballard Beaver

ballard beaver
just heard the H-VAWBAR-1-31 leave out of hauser yard. this train normally runs down the oregon trunk. any news on why i am hearing it in hauser?
 

Youngwarrior

Youngwarrior
There is also a possiblity that the fires in the Deschutes Canyon area are threatening the line. Don't know for sure but highways 97, 197, and 26 have been closed off and on from the fires which are burning on both sides of the river and only 15% contained.
 

robjacox

New Member
We already had two southbounds this morning (9/2/11) in & out of Bend, OR.

1st was a s/b BNSF grainer, all new jumbo BNSF cars, running 3x2 with an "Oakway" SD60 as the trailing unit up front. This is a rarity. Other than the recent Canadian grainers heading south, a rare "mixed" BNSF grainer, and a couple (at least one that I saw) n/b detouring loaded grainers during the Minot flood closure E7/11, grain trains just don't come this way.

2nd is a manifest - just in & out at noon, that appears to be an EVEBAR or VAWBAR, judging by the train makeup. Also running 3x2.
 

Youngwarrior

Youngwarrior
We already had two southbounds this morning (9/2/11) in & out of Bend, OR.

1st was a s/b BNSF grainer, all new jumbo BNSF cars, running 3x2 with an "Oakway" SD60 as the trailing unit up front. This is a rarity. Other than the recent Canadian grainers heading south, a rare "mixed" BNSF grainer, and a couple (at least one that I saw) n/b detouring loaded grainers during the Minot flood closure E7/11, grain trains just don't come this way.

2nd is a manifest - just in & out at noon, that appears to be an EVEBAR or VAWBAR, judging by the train makeup. Also running 3x2.
Photographed that train (the grainer) yesterday in the gorge. I'd post the picture here but it is still in the camera.
 

robjacox

New Member
Photographed that train (the grainer) yesterday in the gorge. I'd post the picture here but it is still in the camera.
Where did you catch it?

I guess the OT is open (no fire closures). Had a n/b manifest pull into Bend about 4:30pm. Lots of power on this one: seven C44-9W (all H2), with an H3 ES44DC. 5206 is lead unit.
 




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