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Derailment of Cascades #501, DuPont WA, 2017-12-18


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#501 west point

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 01:04 PM

Some clarify/   Is the PTC on the Lakewood spur being constructed and certified by BNSF not Sound transit ?



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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:20 AM

Has anyone else read this letter from Richard Anderson to Departments of Transportation of both Washington and Oregon? It is dated January 8th, but I only found the link in an article written yesterday in Progressive Railroading. The letter makes some pretty substantial claims: PTC in all diesels by September, up from a claimed 51% now? I would be frankly very surprised and happy if this actually happens.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 08:02 AM

I honestly have high hopes for Anderson. He is the ideal fit for a company that MacGuyvers everything.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 03:07 PM

Has anyone else read this letter from Richard Anderson to Departments of Transportation of both Washington and Oregon? It is dated January 8th, but I only found the link in an article written yesterday in Progressive Railroading. The letter makes some pretty substantial claims: PTC in all diesels by September, up from a claimed 51% now? I would be frankly very surprised and happy if this actually happens.

 

It's possible.  The Chargers are being deployed which frees up engines. Additionally, they are doing the winter cuts thing so that can free up diesels as well.  Finally, there isn't as much private car action in the winter. This is the perfect time for a blitz.


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