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Coast Starlight diversion between Klamath Falls and Eugene?


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#81 spinnaker

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 09:07 PM

Sorry- been offline on deadline & out of loop on this Cascades Subdivision Tunnel #11 collapse until today.
Be that as it may, Charlie notes UP may reopen tunnel 20 June. Thanks, CHamilton.

 

Here's a link to Gewgle Maps location:

https://tinyurl.com/ybt6wtzm 

and I found these photos onlne, purportedly of Tunnel 11 damage. 

 

That area is semi accessible: I have family in Oakridge.

 

For the amount of damage that is shown it is amazing they are getting the tunnel opened so quickly.



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Posted 19 June 2018 - 09:09 PM

It may be possible that resumption of passenger trains may be held a couple of days or so after re-opening the tunnel to freight traffic.. In the northwest, BNSF has a passenger train "moratorium" for what, 72 hours after a slide is cleared? 

Just a thought on my part.

 

It was actually stated in an article that I read that freight would resume before passenger trains.   That is good let those freight trains give the tunnel a good test first. ;)


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Posted 19 June 2018 - 11:33 PM

 

Reminds me of that tunnel at Thistle, UT. collapsing, at about the time Amtrak was to move over to the Rio Grande route from Denver to SLC...that was a major disaster, that took about 5 months to fix....

I certainly hope that this doesn't turn into something similar....

That wasn't a tunnel collapse, that was massive landslide that covered the tracks, US 6 and dammed the river.  They had to build an entirely new railroad for about 5 miles, IIRC, that climbs up the side of the canyon.  The tunnels in that general area are now there are part of the new railroad, not the old one on the bottom of the canyon, which didn't have a tunnel there.

 

Good correction!   I had forgotten the 'details' of that...


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Posted Yesterday, 04:24 PM

UP Service Restored Between Eugene and Chemult, Oregon

https://www.up.com/c.../CN2018-19.html


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Posted Yesterday, 04:42 PM

Now that's good news...as the UP used to say:   "We can handle it"..... :)

 

 


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Posted Today, 10:00 AM

Or as the graffiti artist noted:

 

"WE CAN HANDLE IT"

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Posted Today, 04:27 PM

https://www.sanluiso...e213470849.html

From this slightly old article, service will resume this weekend.

I have ridden Cascades #516 (SEA-STW), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-SLO), Southwest Chief #4 (LAX-CHI), Cardinal #50 (CHI-NYP), Northeast Regional #85 (NYP-WAS), Capitol Limited #30 (HFY-WAS), Coast Starlight #14 (LAX-PDX), Coast Starlight #11 (SLO-LAX), and many Pacific Surfliners with Amtrak. I have observed, including the previous, California Zephyr #5 at SAC (lucky), what I guess to be Crescent #19 (at WAS) and Silver Meteor #97 (at WAS), Empire Builder #28 at PDX, and Sunset Limited #2/Texas Eagle #422 at LAX. I have also ridden the Hokutosei in Japan, Ueno - Sapporo (now discontinued).





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