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When I was young boy my grandfather would take me up to cedar falls and snake lake to watch the old milw put trains together for the trip over the pass. I remember one time we went to look at a derailment on the pass you could see from the freeway I-90 by the bandara exit. I remember the cars laying over the side of the hill a lot of them still coupled together it was around the mid to late 1970s. does anyone have any info on that wreck I have been studying cant find anything about it
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Bill Anderson

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Welcome to Railroad I redirected your thread to the Western US forum.

Derailments were common during the last years of the Milwaukee's west coast mainline due to poor track and roadbed caused by years of deferred maintenance. In many cases the derailed cars were never retrieved and just left where they lay.


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thanks Bill for re directing my post as I am new here I thought after I posted I was on the wrong thread


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I remember a derailment in the late 70's that I could see from I-90. I don't remember it being a bridge derailment, though, but rather I remember it being just east of North Bend on one of those outside curves with a somewhat sheer dropoff. I remember several cars laying on their sides on what there was of the slope, with a wreck crane trying to retrieve one. Not sure if that's the one you're referring to?

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