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Old April 18th, 2015, 02:32 AM   #201
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UD students climbing across stopped train jump as it starts to roll


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Not as bad as this video...

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That was how a popular member on Skyscraperpage died.

He was out taking pictures for a photo thread and climbed through a stopped train when it started moving and ran him over.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 09:21 PM   #204
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Construction is under way on the first of three phases to upgrade the Central Oregon & Pacific Siskiyou rail line. Work will begin this spring and summer to reopen the 95-mile line between Ashland, Oregon and Weed, California.

The estimated $95 million project, which will rehabilitate about 65 miles of the corridor including rail and ties, minor repairs to 32 bridges and Tunnel 14, is being made possible by a $7.1 million federal TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) IV grant. The grant was given to the Oregon Department of Transportation, southern Oregon counties and private industry and Siskiyou County for significant improvements to the Siskiyou rail line, which has not been used since 2008.

No funds outside the TIGER IV grant were requested from other public entities; G&W/CORP has agreed to provide a 25% match to the project. When complete later this year, the Siskiyou rail line will connect the main line to the Union Pacific main line at Weed.

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Improvements on this section of line in southern Oregon and northern California "will renew and improve interstate freight rail options and business competitiveness and help retain and increase regional employment to manufacturing and wood product industries that provide family-wage jobs", ODOT said. “In addition, rail service has been shown to be both safer and more efficient, reducing congestion by 3.5 trucks for each rail car used”.
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UP appears to be a really cool name for a railroad.
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UP Argo Yard in SODO

Union Pacific's big yard in the SODO area of Seattle. BNSF's big yard at Interbay is north of downtown, Argo is to the south. Lots of intermodal exchanges between truck and train.







UP locomotive 631 [GP38-2] backing up to attach to trash train in order to switch it.














Hauling the cars through the tired and gritty alleys and byways of old Georgetown.








And back out again to return to Argo.








End of the spur just beyond where the engine stopped.


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Your photos are great. It'd be interesting to connect UP with UPS.

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UPS

Interestingly UPS was founded in a basement in Seattle's Pioneer Square. I think I have a picture somewhere of the garden the Casey Foundation built on the site.
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UPS ships some of its packages by rail

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Iowa Traction Railway


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Cool! Is that the last "normal" electric freight operation in the US? There are dedicated coal lines in Arizona and Texas with catenary and electric locomotives but they are shortand only marginally connected to the rest of the national network so I usually don't keep them in mind. Plus they are almost impossible to photograph since they are on restricted private property so you don't normally see train nerd stuff about them.

Iowa is an interesting state in some respects despite seeming pretty lame, IMO. There's little obscure things like this off the back roads worth checking out if you are into that kind of road trip traveling.
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Cool! Is that the last "normal" electric freight operation in the US? There are dedicated coal lines in Arizona and Texas with catenary and electric locomotives but they are shortand only marginally connected to the rest of the national network so I usually don't keep them in mind. Plus they are almost impossible to photograph since they are on restricted private property so you don't normally see train nerd stuff about them.

Iowa is an interesting state in some respects despite seeming pretty lame, IMO. There's little obscure things like this off the back roads worth checking out if you are into that kind of road trip traveling.
I believe so.....which is a shame...there should be more Electric Freight lines...
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I believe so.....which is a shame...there should be more Electric Freight lines...
Even in the UK (which has one of Europe's more efficient freight networks) many trains under wire are still moved by diesels.

...American-made (Class 66) diesels, interestingly enough.
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Even in the UK (which has one of Europe's more efficient freight networks) many trains under wire are still moved by diesels.

...American-made (Class 66) diesels, interestingly enough.
I don't think the 66 was made in the US. The Class 70s were in Erie,PA... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britis...0_%28diesel%29
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I don't think the 66 was made in the US. The Class 70s were in Erie,PA... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britis...0_%28diesel%29
The place where they were assembled was London, ON, but the company that created them was the very American EMD, makers of the GP and SD models.

(Incidentally other than the demonstrator the GE-made -- makers of the Evolution series -- Class 70s are assembled in Turkey.)
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The place where they were assembled was London, ON, but the company that created them was the very American EMD, makers of the GP and SD models.
Ah ,Interesting I never knew that. I know some of the Middle Eastern , Eastern European and South American locomotives were made in the US.
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Ah ,Interesting I never knew that. I know some of the Middle Eastern , Eastern European and South American locomotives were made in the US.
EMD's also parlayed the Class 66 into the Series 66, which is now a popular freight locomotive across the Continent. GE, I think, is trying to do the same thing with the Class 70. Neither design is very road switcher-y (and IMO the Class 70's are U-G-L-Y) but the fact they're doing so well is pretty impressive in its own right.
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EMD's also parlayed the Class 66 into the Series 66, which is now a popular freight locomotive across the Continent. GE, I think, is trying to do the same thing with the Class 70. Neither design is very road switcher-y (and IMO the Class 70's are U-G-L-Y) but the fact they're doing so well is pretty impressive in its own right.
Well the Class 70s were designed with input from train operators...

This Train Guide Rail Sim video explains everything there is to know about them..

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