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Just heard of Amtrak service disruption due to a slide somewhere north of Vancouver WA.

Any news yet?



Found a report:

The slide at 6:50 a.m. today covered a section of the BNFS track between Vancouver’s rail junction and Felida.

BNSF spokesman Gus Melonas said the slide happened when a shelf atop a 100-foot-high cliff adjacent to the tracks peeled off. The slide covered a 20-foot section of the double main rail line with mud, rocks, trees and other debris to a depth of 3 feet.

Both rail lines were cleared by 2:30 p.m. But for safety, the railroad called a 48-hour moratorium on Amtrak passenger traffic.


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The southbound Coast Starlight apparently didn't wait 48 hours.

Trains and the crew can pass the slide area as soon as it's cleared.

Paying passengers just can't be on board.

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