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mntman headed up I-5 bound for the area south of Seattle for a holiday visit with relatives of his, and the missus. Alternate routes are scarce, or practically non-existent. Flying IS an option, but on Kersmuss? Most flights are probably booked up anyway!

Surely we'll have a report on conditions on the southbound side of I-5, where 501's leader came to rest.



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Things were fine going North..  Looked like they were still cleaning up the site..

Had a pretty good slow down going North account everyone had to rubber neck

at it..  Guard rails on that side of the bridge are mostly gone..  Looked like there

was a signal just east of the curve, thats probably what prompted the brake  

application..  Will see if we notice anything else when heading back South..

 



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Whoa Nelly: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xM77QLL1A4U



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That massive trailer was stationed in Oregon before the derailment and had
to navigate up I-5 causing traffic issues all the way all part of the MIR travel
experience. Then when the damaged AMTK locomotive did get loaded onto the
massive/mega trailer it was to cause some serious traffic problems going from
A to B. Good thing a locomotive sitting in the middle of I-5 doesn't happen very often.

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http://thehill.com/opinion/technology/366833-the-more-we-learn-about-amtrak-derailment-the-stranger-it-gets



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Latest news on the Dupont WA AMTK derailment. All these test runs made during MIR
which "wont show-up" in the final NTSB report. In this article mentions AMTK making
practice/training runs with 6 engineers in the cab at once for a "crammed-course" in
learning this new route.

thehill.com/opinion/technology/366833-the-more-we-learn-about-amtrak-derailment-the-stranger-it-gets

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Reminds me of our longtime RFE, who would load up a whole bunch of guys trying to qualify them on the "Radio" grain trains, with the "Biscuit" car and power in the middle, 50 loads of grain, power and "Biscuit", and another 50 loads.

That didn't last long on our side, either.

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Cy Valley wrote:

Don't read the remarks unless you've no worries that your head might explode. Morons on display.


 Read enuff of those comments and you forget they were about Amtrak.



-- Edited by Calvin on Monday 1st of January 2018 11:18:30 AM

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It gets even more MIR as the engineer of AMTK 501 feeling not to sure of himself on
a new route gets the conductor to run the train while he watched. What a can of worms
this derailment will turn out to be.

komonews.com/news/local/conductor-injured-in-deadly-amtrak-train-crash-sues

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It gets even more MIR as the engineer of AMTK 501 feeling not to sure of himself on
a new route gets the conductor to run the train while he watched. What a can of worms
this derailment will turn out to be.


 Federal law sez you have to be a certified, qualified Engineer to sit yer ass in the seat of honor.

In the old days anybody, even a grip or a properly contoured penny could run the train whilst the Hawg

took a piss or got a cold one. No more. 



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