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Date: 01/10/17 12:10
UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: bradleymckay

Haven't heard anything about the possibility of UP running FRC/Donner freight train re-routes via Las Vegas and Tehachapi.  I'm hearing both Donner and FRC are closed and will likely be closed the next 48-72 hours.

Any confirmed info out there?? 


Allen



Date: 01/10/17 12:17
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: cajon

Work window are back on Tehachapi. Monday was until 16:00 hours and today there is a window.
Dennis



Date: 01/10/17 13:39
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: bradleymckay

cajon Wrote:
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> Work window are back on Tehachapi. Monday was
> until 16:00 hours and today there is a window.
> Dennis

The work windows will be scaled back if there are detours.  That is the word going around.


Allen



Date: 01/10/17 13:44
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: Utah5005

Just heard from a friend and there will be some BNSF trains detouring via the LA&SL.

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Spencer Peterson
Payson, UT



Date: 01/10/17 13:57
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: mapboy

Where's the Modoc when we need it?  8>)

mapboy



Date: 01/10/17 14:08
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: SPMemphisFreight

The UP was running a ZLAG1D detour thru Tucson and presumably GSR over the weekend.  Issues with Overland route as well? 



Date: 01/10/17 14:15
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: wigwag

Id love to see Amtrak 5/6 over Tehachapi. :)



Date: 01/10/17 15:00
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: clearstack

When was the last time the rotaries were used over Donner?



Date: 01/10/17 15:20
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: daniel3197

clearstack Wrote:
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> When was the last time the rotaries were used over
> Donner?
 The Donner ROtaries were last used on Donner in 2011 March.
Just found this excellent report by espeeboy in 2011 :
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,2441661,2441956
A different author posted this excellent post from March 2011 :
http://www.trainorders.com/discussion/read.php?1,3880234
 ---- Daniel.



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Date: 01/10/17 15:24
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: ble692

They don't have enough crews in Bakersfield to detour a significant number of trains. They might get a few by, but with how short the extra boards are kept it won't take much of a hiccup in that small pond to make a big ripple and cause massive board chaos. Not that it ever stopped them from trying in the past.



Date: 01/10/17 16:13
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: callum_out

It is really quiet up here in Nebraska, noticed only a couple trains across the Blair Cutoff today.

Out



Date: 01/10/17 16:53
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: clearstack

Thanks for your reply and good info.



Date: 01/10/17 21:08
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: Cajon92

bradleymckay Wrote:
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> Haven't heard anything about the possibility of UP
> running FRC/Donner freight train re-routes via Las
> Vegas and Tehachapi.  I'm hearing both Donner and
> FRC are closed and will likely be closed the next
> 48-72 hours.

Donner is not closed, yet. Both tracks were out of service this morning for the spreaders (as is standard operating procedure) but at least six trains (that I know of) came over Donner today (including a westbound grain load, re-routed off the FRC). 

Ryan



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Date: 01/10/17 22:01
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: daniel3197

I monitored the following items a little while ago.
This info from the Sacramento ROcklin CA radio feed at Bradcastify
More problems and more closures indeed :

DS 74 says Mudslide Main 2 at MP 118.2 on Donner Roseville SUb as of 9:30PM tuesday 1-10-17 (near ROCKLIN).

MP 73.99 Fresno SUb Water OVER the Tracks per RMCC report to train dispatcher. Heard on ROCKLIN feed at 9:16 PM pst 1-10-17

Major Landslide at MERLIN in FRC at mp 247 area. Siding is BLOCKED and will be very CLOSE clearance for mainline Passage. 

info as of 9:39PM on 1-10-17 tuesday.

----- Daniel



Date: 01/10/17 23:34
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: Fizzboy7

Something was just reported by Truckee CHP stating a major avalanche near Donner Pass Road.   Don't have any further info.   With the amount of snow they have been getting all day, plus what's coming, it's only going to get worse.



Date: 01/11/17 12:13
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: CaliforniaSteam

Three SJV grain trains have been detoured on the LASL to go over Tehachapi.

CS



Date: 01/11/17 12:14
Re: UP Re-routes via the LA&SL/Tehachapi?
Author: chakk

wigwag Wrote:
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> Id love to see Amtrak 5/6 over Tehachapi. :)

Never going to happen. Amtrak will continue to turn the train at Reno, and bus Calif psgrs to their destinations -- IF the interstate is open to buses.

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