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Date: 09/13/13 12:56
Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: bobk

Just heard over the radio there's a washout about 500 ft long just west of Tunnel 2 (just west of Plain) - "roadbed gone" per the MOW crew. There are probably more deep in the tunnel district; there's also one right at the road crossing at Plain. The MOW crews are slowly working their way west from Plain, discovering the extent of the damage as they go. Will update if I hear more...



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Date: 09/13/13 13:34
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: mojaveflyer

Is the train still stranded on the hill?



Date: 09/13/13 13:39
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: bobk

mojaveflyer Wrote:
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> Is the train still stranded on the hill?

As far as I know, yes. And I believe there are two stuck up there (the derailed one near Cliff and one between Plain and Crescent), but I really don't know for sure.



Date: 09/13/13 15:24
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: PGR94

UP is advising customers train will not begin moving until Sunday at earliest. Manifest train from Phippsburg is held there with a departure we're told not until 6 or 7 pm sunday night at best.

Nasty for everyone affected.



Date: 09/13/13 16:47
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: CPRR

Open Tennessee Pass line

Posted from iPhone



Date: 09/13/13 16:59
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: jointlinerailfan

CPRR Wrote:
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> Open Tennessee Pass line
>
> Posted from iPhone

The slow speed situation up through Tennessee Pass wouldn't even be a problem. Still faster than waiting two days haha.

Posted from Android



Date: 09/13/13 17:29
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: HistoryBuff

> Is the train still stranded on the hill?

Train was rescued yesterday, Rocks and trees blocking both directions and with he highway closed with multiple washouts they could not get to them. They were on duty 37 hours when they were brought back into Denver. The train should be in Grand Junction by now.

This train was stopped around MP27 in the tunnel district when a train in front of it was hit by a rockslide that derailed a couple of cars. That train was rescued and then they had to dig out the second train behind it at MP27.

HB



Date: 09/13/13 19:03
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: cozephyr

Colorado Highway 72 extensively damaged by Coal Creek flooding 8 to 12-inches of rain in the surrounding area! Water was still flowing over damaged Highway 72 about a mile west of Union Pacific's Coal Creek Canyon overpass September 13, 2013 - still raining! Highway just one of numerous roads closed by record setting rainfall in September (normally a dry month).



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Date: 09/14/13 18:55
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: dan

the washout




Date: 09/14/13 19:28
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: Billincalientenv

I just went over that on Amtrak a month ago... Check-Mate and TSOL for days if UP is going to replace the culvert and do it right.



Date: 09/14/13 19:28
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: darkcloud

HistoryBuff Wrote:
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> They were on duty 37 hours when they were
> brought back into Denver.

Gonna be a nice paycheck.



Date: 09/15/13 02:40
Re: Washouts on Moffat Tunnel Sub
Author: chakk

jointlinerailfan Wrote:
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> CPRR Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Open Tennessee Pass line
> >
> > Posted from iPhone
>
> The slow speed situation up through Tennessee Pass
> wouldn't even be a problem. Still faster than
> waiting two days haha.
>
> Posted from Android


Take a lot more than two days to open the Tennessee Pass line, given all of the signals that have been removed, crossing safety gates that have been removed, trees growing between the rails at several spots south of Leadville, ...



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