Unit Oil Train in the Gorge

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Fallbridge Sub MP 118.6
W/B through Maryhill, WA about 11:20. I didn't catch the lead locomotive number.

About 100 new shiny tank cars with a buffer car at each end. 2 + 2 power.

Should be passing through Vancouver, WA about 14:30. I expect it will make its way north from there to Anacortes.
Looks like that train passed through Auburn, without stopping, at 7:15 this evening. Didn't see the whole thing, but the cans I saw looked real shiny. :)

Don't recall many unit oil cans passing through these parts.


MP 72 - BNSF Spokane Sub.
U EPPFTE0 01T (Epping, ND to Fidalgo, WA)
Passed Cut Bank, MT 9/2/12 at 10:41AM

BNSF 4518
BNSF 4955

BNSF 5312
BNSF 681

101 cars, 13596 tons and 6208 feet.



That was 4518 on the point. This morning I was flying back from Idaho by way of the Snake and Columbia rivers, and passed the train near Finley. I stopped for fuel at Hermiston, then passed it again at Paterson.



Fallbridge Sub MP 118.6
Shall we flip a coin for the return route over the Cascades?

Stevens or Stampede? :D:D


Fallbridge Sub MP 118.6
Here comes another one. Past MP-120 on the Fallbridge about 14:40. Lead unit is the 5007.

Jon Bentz

New Member
I caught a SB empty in Marysville on Wednesday. Every car in the train had either an 02-12 or 03-12 built date.

1. 7606 leads SB oil empty's in Marysville.

2. Tanks, tanks, tanks rolling through Bridge 38.

GE Power

New Member
Cool pictures, Jon.

That is really a sight to see, isn't it. Some how much more impressive than just a string of coal or grain hoppers. Almost sinister looking.

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