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Date: 11/19/21 19:27
Updates on BC rail connections?
Author: Railpax71

CBC Vancouver at 6pm had no updates on rail. Tragedy is loss of livestock in the Fraser and Sumas basin. How about updates on restoration of rail?



Date: 11/19/21 20:17
Re: Updates on BC rail connections?
Author: xcnsnake

"Walter Spracklin, a Royal Bank of Canada stock analyst, said CN executives told him the railway will not be repaired before this weekend and could be out until next week."

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-flood-damaged-vancouver-southern-bc-railways-expected-to-remain/



Date: 11/19/21 20:24
Re: Updates on BC rail connections?
Author: zorz

Railpax71 Wrote:
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> CBC Vancouver at 6pm had no updates on rail.
> Tragedy is loss of livestock in the Fraser and
> Sumas basin. How about updates on restoration of
> rail?

CP is sending traffic through Portland up the UP Columbia river line. CN through Pronce Rupert seems to be fine, not sure if they are sending traffic over BNSF.



Date: 11/19/21 20:32
Re: Updates on BC rail connections?
Author: steelhorse

What about the ex-bc rail mainline north of squamish?



Date: 11/20/21 13:15
Re: Updates on BC rail connections?
Author: thatguyonthetrain

The local Kamloops paper has CP estimating the middle of next week

https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/local-news/cp-rail-hopes-to-restore-service-between-kamloops-and-the-coast-by-next-week-4779634

Also, the picture in the Globe article shows that the Tank Hill washout ended up being much worse than that first picture that was widely circulated a few days ago.  There's a whole span of track in the air that wasn't before.  The BC ministry of transportation just tweeted the scene from another angle.




Date: 11/20/21 16:01
Re: Updates on BC rail connections?
Author: P

thatguyonthetrain Wrote:
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> The local Kamloops paper has CP estimating the
> middle of next week
>
> https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/local-news/cp-rai
> l-hopes-to-restore-service-between-kamloops-and-th
> e-coast-by-next-week-4779634
>
> Also, the picture in the Globe article shows that
> the Tank Hill washout ended up being much worse
> than that first picture that was widely circulated
> a few days ago.  There's a whole span of track in
> the air that wasn't before.  The BC ministry of
> transportation just tweeted the scene from another
> angle.

Those piers are impressive. Is that typical construction of such a bridge, or is that massive subgrade pier only because of that specific terrain?

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Date: 11/20/21 16:34
Re: Updates on BC rail connections?
Author: TCnR

Suspect those are pilings driven into the ground before the concrete went in.

Also suspect that's where my truck blew the transmission main pump way back in 1980 something. There's a lot of terra firma missing.



Date: 11/21/21 13:38
Re: Updates on BC rail connections?
Author: Chessie

A pity there's not a way to quickly set another bridge pier to the left of the existing two and reduce the bottleneck on the T.C.H.  A lot fo work to be done here but I'm sure we'll be surprised how quickly they make it happen. 



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