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Date: 08/01/21 07:02
Truckee
Author: BlaineM

Long west bond up the hill.  1x1x3 power.   Took 6 minutes 35 seconds to pass Bridge street.  Very interesting at 7:45 MST.
Blaine



Date: 08/01/21 11:36
Re: Truckee
Author: coach

Just how many trains a day have been using Donner Pass since the detours began??  It's all about to end.



Date: 08/01/21 15:13
Re: Truckee
Author: broken_link

I can't say for sure, but due to the Dixie Fire, the MNPFR and INPOA which usually go west via the Canyon were detouring over Donner, as well as loaded westbound grain and coal trains.

I-5 reroutes were there as well, initially northbound (mostly empties) running east on Donner, and then loaded southbound trains running west on Donner as well once the Canyon was shut down. I don't know how much was rerouted via the LA&SL, but I'd guess that Donner was seeing perhaps upwards of 8 extra trains per day, plus helper moves between Truckee and Norden. That would amount to a 50%-75% increase in traffic on any given day not including the helpers.

Sean

coach Wrote:
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> Just how many trains a day have been using Donner
> Pass since the detours began??  It's all about to
> end.



Date: 08/02/21 23:31
Re: Truckee
Author: coach

Thank you,  Sean!



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