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Date: 01/13/22 12:06
Stampede Pass
Author: TAW

Anyone know if BNSF ran trains across Stampede during the time I-90 and US 2 were closed? I know Stevens was thoroughly bollixed, but how about Stampede?

tnx

TAW



Date: 01/13/22 13:23
Re: Stampede Pass
Author: Macster

There was an attempt before they had to back a train down to Kanaskat. It was closed for about 36 hours and BNSF ended up flying their private jet up and flew TYE crews from Boeing Field to Pasco.

I believe there is still an empty double grain train that is frozen to the rail on Main 1 in Easton. 



Date: 01/13/22 13:44
Re: Stampede Pass
Author: TAW

Macster Wrote:
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> There was an attempt before they had to back a
> train down to Kanaskat. It was closed for about 36
> hours and BNSF ended up flying their private jet
> up and flew TYE crews from Boeing Field to Pasco.
>
> I believe there is still an empty double grain
> train that is frozen to the rail on Main 1 in
> Easton. 

Thanks. They're runing the argument for rail as resilient transportation. Running more, shorter trains in snow and cold is just so not PSR.

TAW



Date: 01/13/22 15:23
Re: Stampede Pass
Author: robj

TAW Wrote:
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> Macster Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > There was an attempt before they had to back a
> > train down to Kanaskat. It was closed for about
> 36
> > hours and BNSF ended up flying their private
> jet
> > up and flew TYE crews from Boeing Field to
> Pasco.
> >
> > I believe there is still an empty double grain
> > train that is frozen to the rail on Main 1 in
> > Easton. 
>
> Thanks. They're runing the argument for rail as
> resilient transportation. Running more, shorter
> trains in snow and cold is just so not PSR.
>
> TAW

That is kinda basic isn't it?  Also light power runs or small consist.

Bob



Date: 01/13/22 15:49
Re: Stampede Pass
Author: Macster

Could've/should've run the spreader but alas... 

TAW Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Macster Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > There was an attempt before they had to back a
> > train down to Kanaskat. It was closed for about
> 36
> > hours and BNSF ended up flying their private
> jet
> > up and flew TYE crews from Boeing Field to
> Pasco.
> >
> > I believe there is still an empty double grain
> > train that is frozen to the rail on Main 1 in
> > Easton. 
>
> Thanks. They're runing the argument for rail as
> resilient transportation. Running more, shorter
> trains in snow and cold is just so not PSR.
>
> TAW



Date: 01/13/22 15:53
Re: Stampede Pass
Author: NWRail

robj Wrote:
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> That is kinda basic isn't it? 
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It is to experienced railroaders.  The old-head trainmasters who came from the craft are all but gone.  Nowadays, local management consists of business-school graduates with zero hands-on experience, who aren't allowed to make decisions on their own.  Everything has to go through Ft. Worth.  When engineers/conductors/switchmen/yardmasters try to suggest a solution to a problem, the standard reply is always, "I'll have to check with the chief dispatcher to see what he wants to do."  Hours are wasted, crews go dead on their hours.  Demoralized crews develop an "I don't care, it's not my problem" attitude when they're dealing with constant managerial dithering.  



Date: 01/13/22 22:02
Re: Stampede Pass
Author: SD45X

We had a college grad whose only job had been a nanny. She was a Trainmaster. And not very bright, at least in the working world. They eventually walked her off the property. Apparently she didn't like to be disturbed while skiing. A lot.....
And no clue what a flashing red signal was. We tested her one morning when she has to make a mandatory ride with the local. 
We had an engine to deliver and it was behind a dead engine in the yard. After 10 days I asked her when is she going to deliver the customers engine. She said they couldn't move the dead engine cause it wouldn't start. So I told her to get another to move it.....You can do that? Was her reply. Sheesh. 



Date: 01/14/22 08:04
Re: Stampede Pass
Author: Pacific5th

Pretty sure I saw the stuck train leaving Hauser today. It was a double and had about three feet of snow on every car. 



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