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Ballard, Seattle

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:52 pm

North of the Ballard Locks bridge there's a row that branches off the BNSF main line and heads through Ballard and Fremont. Some the the line looks like it's in service and there's a few Alcos stored near the Fred Meyer near the line right before it enters Fremont. Can anyone tell me anything about the line or the alcos stored? Are they used?
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Re: Ballard, Seattle

Postby NorthWest » Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:36 pm

That's the Ballard Terminal Railroad, which operates mostly at night. They also have a streetcar in their engine house area, IIRC. The Alcos aren't active as the Ballard Terminal operates with a red SW1.
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Re: Ballard, Seattle

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:24 am

Does anyone know where the active part of the line ends? If you follow the bike path towards Fremont, the ROW seems to get worse and worse until it pretty much disappears.
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Re: Ballard, Seattle

Postby atsf sp » Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:37 pm

They do not own any ALCOs. It is two SW1s on the property plus the trolley.
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Re: Ballard, Seattle

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:28 pm

[quote="atsf sp"]They do not own any ALCOs. It is two SW1s on the property plus the trolley.[/quote]

Are both active? What's the story on the railcar? Does anyone know what this railroad is used for?
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