Problem on the Scenic sub??

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DelmonteX

Not FRA
This afternoon there were three northbound trains cooling there heals in Tacoma.

A +-7200' stack train with 8 units on the point and a couple of DPU's and a manifest. They had the Tacoma Main and Main 1 clogged through and south of 21st st.

A nb loaded coal train was told to tie down at Harbor.

Sounders and Cascades were moving north of Tacoma, so I'm guessing something happened north of Seattle. Another mud slide or???
 

Ballard Beaver

ballard beaver
i heard there was a slide yesterday/today affecting Main 2 near MP 27 around mukilteo. but trains are currently running over scenic, a z train and a v train just left wenatchee wbd and an x just arrived ebd. there have been lots and lots of slides lately
 

Trackside

Plays Well With Others
i heard there was a slide yesterday/today affecting Main 2 near MP 27 around mukilteo. but trains are currently running over scenic, a z train and a v train just left wenatchee wbd and an x just arrived ebd. there have been lots and lots of slides lately
Correct, and one near MP 23 that the DS said was 12 feet deep on main 2 with lots of trees and obviously covered both mains.
 

redlynx

Member
BNSF was really dumb to let the Renton-Snohomish line be severed and sold. Given that the Seattle sub seems to be slid in every time it rains, they might have been smarter to keep it, fix it and use it... a handy back-up and back door, albeit not high speed.
 

Trackside

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So blocking the tracks still?

Centralia South Dispatcher just said "Trains tied down all over the place".
No cleared as of 10 or 11 am, but I know Monte was having issues this morning with all the parked trains between WEN and SSE. I remembering hearing something like the only available sidings were Gold Bar and Leavenworth. Everything else was single track with all the parked trains. Could be this is a new slide, but from the Christmas lights I see on ATCS Monitor trains are flowing along the coastline.
 

ES44AC

What is your malfunction?
And it would keep the passengers moving a swell.

BNSF was really dumb to let the Renton-Snohomish line be severed and sold. Given that the Seattle sub seems to be slid in every time it rains, they might have been smarter to keep it, fix it and use it... a handy back-up and back door, albeit not high speed.
 

Kevin M

New Member
And it would keep the passengers moving a swell.
I am not sure you would want to run a passenger train over that line in its current condition. I always felt with Sound transit and Amtrak eating up more time on the coast/Seattle that BNSF should have at least upgraded the Woodenville sub with some better track and a few sidings and it could have beeen a Seattle by pass for the trains to and from Tacoma. It could have been TWC with CTC islands and could have relived some of the pressure from Seattle.
Kevin
 

Beverlyhelper

beverlyhelper
Slides along Puget Sound

Just heard a couple of trains at Trinidad trading gossip saying there was another slide along Puget Sound last night or this morning, and they'd probably have to tie down somewhere so not to worry. Though there is a westbound Z train coming into Wenatchee at 12:19am that will have an outbound crew take it over.
 
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