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Date: 09/29/11 14:01
U.P.'s Sunset Route
Author: 4000Class

Anyone hear how U.P. is progressing with its' double-tracking project over the Sunset Route? Earlier I read that it had slowed due to the economy & local opposition.



Date: 09/29/11 14:23
Re: U.P.'s Sunset Route
Author: MRL

There was a lot of equipment and new track in the Eloy/Casa Grande area about 2wks ago. They are progressing.

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Date: 09/29/11 15:44
Re: U.P.'s Sunset Route
Author: harvick29trains

I JUST GOT BACK FROM RED MOUNTAIN ABOUT 1 HR AGO,YES THEY ARE WORKING ON TRACK,LOTS OF TRAINS,ONE WEST HAD ALL NS POWER SD70M-2 SD60 AND A -9 LOOK OUT WEST COLTON.



Date: 09/29/11 17:16
Re: U.P.'s Sunset Route
Author: up1968

Looks busy to me each week I am by there. They are double tracking through Casa Grande East toward Picacho now. Always work going on...

David



Date: 09/29/11 20:16
Re: U.P.'s Sunset Route
Author: TedS-P

There is grading work around Bertram Siding (Salton Sea) in progress, working both east and west from that location.

Ted S-P



Date: 09/29/11 21:25
Re: U.P.'s Sunset Route
Author: cabcar

Yup, as the others said plenty of work going on along the Sunset. Here's a link to my latest update, showing the work going on: http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,2552568,page=1

Here's the current double track stretches, starting in the West, going East:

--- 2MT on the Sunset Route w/ Control Points and Cities ---

* SP538 - SP620 (Colton,CA to Thermal,CA)

* SP715 - SP724 (Cactus,CA to Araz,CA)

* SP726 - SP732 (Araz,CA to Yuma,AZ)

* SP742 - SP747 (Fortuna,AZ to Blaisdell,AZ)

* SP753 - SP771 (Dome,AZ to Wellton,AZ)

* SP819 - SP831 (Stanwix,AZ to Sentinel,AZ)

* SP876 - SP918 (Estrella,AZ to Casa Grande,AZ)

* SP979 - S1298 (Tucson,AZ to El Paso,TX)

--Robert



Date: 09/29/11 22:01
Re: U.P.'s Sunset Route
Author: BrooklynHauler

Why the 2 mile single track at Araz, Ca? The bridge over the river is already double track.



Date: 09/30/11 06:53
Re: U.P.'s Sunset Route
Author: cabcar

BrooklynHauler Wrote:
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> Why the 2 mile single track at Araz, Ca? The
> bridge over the river is already double track.

They haven't connected the DT to the old SP double track yet. It might have something to do with grading nearby hills/sand dunes.

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