Traffic Jam at Marion, OR. Feb 20, 2017.

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Youngwarrior

Youngwarrior
The first southbound pulling through on the main.

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The second southbound showed up riding the yellows. It almost had to stop to let the first southbound clear the south switch.

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Youngwarrior

Youngwarrior
The second southbound approaching the north switch.

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The DPUs on the second southbound.

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Bill Anderson

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Thanks for posting. I had to look up Marion on a map. It is on the old SP line between Salem and Albany.

Do UP dispatchers refer to that as a north-south mainline? The old SP was dispatched strictly as an east-west railroad, which made things very confusing on some of the (geographic) north-south mainlines in California and Oregon.
 




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