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Date: 01/11/14 09:15
NS heritage to WA
Author: SD45X

8114 DP face out on a oilcan to Arco WA. Just made Montana westbound around 9am. You PNW guys get another chance.



Date: 01/11/14 09:30
Re: NS heritage to WA
Author: phildodd

AWA is a new station code. Where is it located?



Date: 01/11/14 11:56
Re: NS heritage to WA
Author: Rickv25

If it is Arco,WA it is most likely going to Cherry Point, between Bellingham,WA and the Canadian border. The BP refinery there was originally owned by Arco.

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Date: 01/11/14 12:05
Re: NS heritage to WA
Author: bbcc

yes Arco is up near ferndale, but this is a new symbol for unit trains that didnt exist until very recently. AWA. until recently all the unit crude trains in washington have been going to FTE (fidalgo-tesoro, near anacortes) or TAO (tacoma oil?). i wonder why the new AWA symbol is being used, are these new shipments?



Date: 01/11/14 14:19
Re: NS heritage to WA
Author: Rickv25

Cherry Point, or Arco didn't have a facility to unload crude from rail, just ships. They may have finally built a facility there and are now receiving shipments by rail. Not positive though.

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Date: 01/11/14 16:28
Re: AWA
Author: midwest

Yes, a new loop track for crude unit trains was recently built at BP's Arco facility at Cherry Point, WA



Date: 01/11/14 17:26
Re: AWA
Author: BN4364

It's a double loop facility on the Cherry Pt sub of BNSF. The facility can hold two oil trains but only one can be unloaded at a time.



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