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Sunset Route closed due to geyser
« on: October 04, 2018, 09:31:37 pm »
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.
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Re: Sunset Route closed due to geyser
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 02:05:23 pm »
According to sources, UP got trains moving by midnight.
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Re: Sunset Route closed due to geyser
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 02:09:46 pm »
Few pics...
« Last Edit: October 05, 2018, 03:03:15 pm by system »

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Re: Sunset Route closed due to geyser
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2018, 03:07:25 pm »
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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Re: Sunset Route closed due to geyser
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: Sunset Route closed due to geyser
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2018, 04:10:55 pm »
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?

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Re: Sunset Route closed due to geyser
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2018, 04:16:41 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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Re: Sunset Route closed due to geyser
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 01:43:34 pm »
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.

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Re: Sunset Route closed due to geyser
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2018, 02:44:52 pm »
Good Luck.  Sounds like a mess.
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Re: Sunset Route closed due to geyser
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2018, 10:18:44 pm »
Heard a new dispatcher today for 242.   8)
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