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#1 texline

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:15 PM

On ABC7. Firefighters packing up, freeway opened and tracks being inspected. No idea on when trains will run.
https://www.facebook...77083849&type=3


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:18 PM

On ABC7. Firefighters packing up, freeway opened and tracks being inspected. No idea on when trains will run.
https://www.facebook...77083849&type=3


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Sorry. Was seeing if it would share my Facebook photos. Got a bad tip that it would work.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 12:45 PM

Now fire warning is purple due to very high winds.  1st time ever for a purple warning.



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Posted 07 December 2017 - 01:41 PM

According to several posts on Facebook:

 

Tracks being inspected

 

CS curtailed at Oakland at least for the next few runs (Apparantly no passengers were affected for whom their origin or destination is Oakland and northward)

 

CS crew from yesterday spends another day in their hotel in Los Angeles, and today's OBS crew being airlifted home.

 

According to Amtrak Surfliner tweet (not word-perfect but a paraphrase):

 

All Surfliner services canceled north of Los Angeles, for now.


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:43 PM

Just saw a live (or near live) news report.  You could see ties smoldering and/or smoking.  When the tracks are inspected and opened I would expect slow orders. 

 

Praying for the firefighters - I have a nephew who is one - it's dangerous down there.



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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:05 AM

According to a FB post, the Thomas fire (the main fire that caused the mess for Amtrak and Metrolink in the first place) is moving N-NW. CS continues to be curtailed south of Oakland/Emeryville, while the Surfliner north of Los Angeles as well as Metrolink VC Line as well as other Metrolink lines serving the burnt areas are canceled altogether. CS passengers south of OKJ/EMY, however, are being re-accomodated on the San Joaquin+BFD-LAX connector buses.


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Posted 08 December 2017 - 07:15 AM

According to a FB post, the Thomas fire (the main fire that caused the mess for Amtrak and Metrolink in the first place) is moving N-NW. CS continues to be curtailed south of Oakland/Emeryville, while the Surfliner north of Los Angeles as well as Metrolink VC Line as well as other Metrolink lines serving the burnt areas are canceled altogether. CS passengers south of OKJ/EMY, however, are being re-accomodated on the San Joaquin+BFD-LAX connector buses.

Metrolink has been somewhat un-affected as the end point of their Ventura County Line is East Ventura (Montalvo) , not Ventura (VEC). My daily commute on the line this week has been fine and Metrolink has been honoring Amtrak tickets between Los Angeles and Oxnard.


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