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Sunset Route closed due to geyser

Started by Jeff, October 04, 2018, 09:31:37 pm

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Jeff

Per another train site:  UP has closed the Sunset Route at MP 662.5 at Wister, CA due to a geyser  collapsing into a sink threatening both main lines. A shoe fly is being built with possible service restored in 48 hours.
Jeff
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According to sources, UP got trains moving by midnight.
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dispatcher_dispatcher

October 05, 2018, 02:09:46 pm #2 Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 03:03:15 pm by system
Few pics...

Jeff

Wow!  That is some sink hole.  I would guess UP is using a shoe fly for both main lines?  Any idea on plans for the future on this area?

Thanks for Sharing and any insight you can bring.
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dispatcher_dispatcher

Yes I think the shoe fly was already built but wasn't connected when this happened; they had been preparing for it. I've been working Tucson and am again tonight but I'll work Yuma tomorrow. I'll see what I can find out for ya.

Roger

October 05, 2018, 04:10:55 pm #5 Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 04:11:10 pm by Roger
Nice Coverage.  Thanks for Sharing.  Probably hear you on the audio feed tonight.  Thinking of going out tomorrow, will this slow down traffic or might be busy for Saturday?

Roger

Jeff

Quote from: dispatcher_dispatcher on October 05, 2018, 03:25:17 pm
Yes I think the shoe fly was already built but wasn't connected when this happened; they had been preparing for it. I've been working Tucson and am again tonight but I'll work Yuma tomorrow. I'll see what I can find out for ya.


Thanks for the additional information.  Hope they can figure out a plan for the future.
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dispatcher_dispatcher

Ugh what a nightmare the Yuma sub was last night for dispatcher 244, that's me tonight so I hope it's somewhat cleaned up.  They have built 2 shoo flies; one from mt1 to mt2 and one off mt2 so it is still double track.  Wish me luck.

Jeff

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Heard a new dispatcher today for 242.   8)
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