BNSF Seattle Sub by Chambers Bay

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BNSF Seattle Sub by Chambers Bay

Postby lakeshoredave » Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:27 pm

How many trains run by the Chambers Bay Golf Club on the BNSF Seattle Sub?
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Re: BNSF Seattle Sub by Chambers Bay

Postby wigwagfan » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:30 pm

I want to say it's in the ballpark of 35-40 trains a day more or less. There's at least four Cascades trains per day and the two Coast Starlights. No Sounder trains (they all terminate at Tacoma). BNSF is the biggest player, and UP runs a few trains of their own.

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Re: BNSF Seattle Sub by Chambers Bay

Postby Vincent » Mon Oct 05, 2009 10:31 am

Here's a reference from 2006, Washington State Rail Capacity & System Needs Study (tech memo 3). The map on pdf-page 11 shows 49 average trains per day. Of course, "that was then and this is now", so you'll most likely see less than 49 trains, but you'll get 8 Talgos, 2 Superliners and a variety of UP and BNSF freights.
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