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Amtrak Cascades

Discussion in 'Route Suggestions & Proposals' started by jack.kuiper.18, Mar 10, 2020.

  1. jack.kuiper.18

    jack.kuiper.18 Active Member

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    The Amtrak Cascades route, depending on where you start or end, is a 467 mile route. However, what I am proposing is a 187 mile route between Seattle and Portland. With 8 intermediate stops, this route begins only 30 miles south of the existing Stevens Pass terminus of Mukilteo. The route is owned by BNSF, so freight is abundant on the Seattle Subdivision. Rolling stock would have to be a WDTX NPCU F40PH, Talgo trainsets, and a WDTX SC-44. Stops include Tukwila, WA, Tacoma, WA, Olympia-Lacey, WA, Centralia, WA, Kelso-Longview, WA, Vancouver, WA, then on to Portland.

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  2. NEC Railfan

    NEC Railfan Active Member

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    And the way DTG does it, get ready for another BNSF DC GEVO that makes the route American-only.
     
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  3. Average_Joe57

    Average_Joe57 Active Member

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    Official Sounder branded rolling stock would also be a US exclusive as BNSF operates Sounder
     
  4. jedi247

    jedi247 Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather have a BNSF ET44C4 than the ES44DC. The F40PH, Talgo, and SC44 Charger would be great, too. I'd also like a BNSF GP60 or Genset Switcher to handle local freight and switching.
     
  5. jack.kuiper.18

    jack.kuiper.18 Active Member

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    To be quite honest, we need a locomotive pack for the ET44C4/ET44AH for all four major companies in TS (UP, BNSF, CSX, NS)
     
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