New Tacoma Train?

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Stan Lytle

New Member
Yesterday morning (9/20), I thought I heard a TACVAN mentioned on the radio. But I never heard it mentioned again. Is this something new or was I just hearing things? The power might have been 5387-8126-4464.
 

Ballard Beaver

ballard beaver
it was a "tacvaw." i think they just resymboled the m-evevaw for the day. tacoma doesnt have enough stuff for vancouver to make up a whole train, they usually add it to the m-evevaw when it comes through.
 

Stan Lytle

New Member
This train originated at Tacoma. They had to change the GTB, then the power came out. Then they went back into the yard, pulled one track, then doubled over. They left Tacoma with about with about 70+ cars. Some of the cars were SCKX coke (?) hoppers, and ATW dirty dirt (?) gons. So there must be an EVE connection in there somewhere. Next time I'm in Tacoma in an AM I'll have to listen more closely.
 

RailroadJeep

The Herder Himself
It was not a resymboled EVEVAW considering the EVEVAW ran the day before, the day of and the day after. More than likely, Tacoma had a sufficient amount or too much Vancouver traffic to warrant running a dedicated train vs. making another train pick it up enroute.
 

Ballard Beaver

ballard beaver
It was not a resymboled EVEVAW considering the EVEVAW ran the day before, the day of and the day after. More than likely, Tacoma had a sufficient amount or too much Vancouver traffic to warrant running a dedicated train vs. making another train pick it up enroute.
i stand corrected! i was just presuming. i think in general the evepas and evevaw (and seapas) are responsible for taking stuff out of tacoma, but what you say makes sense. i doubt we will see the m-tacvaw symbol much, though.

speaking of which, i guess there isnt enough barstow traffic to run an evebar now, they must be sticking barstow stuff on the evevaw, i guess.
 

RailroadJeep

The Herder Himself
The EVEBAR is a mystery... Ever since it made it's return, it still seems to earn that H sysmbol, but has never regained it's "priority" of being a H-9. It's hit or miss when the run it, sometimes it's a big ol' train, other times it's quite short and makes you wonder why it wasn't combo'd into something else.

I think whatever group determine's train assignment's & blocking use's a "pin the tail on the donkey" approach to picking symbols. :p
 




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