Freighttrain derailment South of Klamath Falls (4/29)

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  1. Apr 30, 2016 #1

    PeeweeTM

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    Just got kicked out of southbound Starlight. We will be bussed to Sacramento. Something about a derailed freighttrain. Hopefully nobody got hurt. My kids are sad...
     
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    They were trying to shorten the bustitution by having you meet the train in Redding instead. Did they accomplish that?
     
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    Yup, it's 0620 now and we are still in Redding. We stayed in the bus and did get some sleep. A bit of speeding on the CA-high-speed-rails and we'll be on time again! As if...
     
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    Thanks for the article. We left Redding at about 0700. Only 4.5 hours late, could have been worse...
     
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    I wonder if they considered sending the train down the BNSF Gateway Sub to Keddie, then UP over to Sacramento?
     
  7. Apr 30, 2016 #7

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    Sorry, I drive trains in The Netherlands, but I'm not aware of the names of the subs in the USofA. Left Sacramento at 1036 AM. 4hrs delay, give or take a minute.
     
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    Always a fantastic detour. But I suspect the moving parts are complicated to get approved in a timely fashion. Maybe for 14/11 departing today that would be possible. And since I'll be up along that trackage tomorrow, it would make for a great photo opportunity. :)
     
  9. May 1, 2016 #9

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    We arrived at 0120 hrs. If I'm correct, the derailed train is out of the way and trains are moving again since yesterday afternoon.
     
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