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Crude Oil Trains Seatte

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:25 am

Whenever I'm railfanning around Seattle, I always catch a crude oil train. Does anyone have any idea how often they come through and where they're coming and going from?
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Re: Crude Oil Trains Seatte

Postby NorthWest » Mon Jun 15, 2015 5:31 pm

They head north on the Bellingham Sub to either the two refineries on the Anacortes Spur or the two on the Cherry Point Sub. The frequencies can vary, but I would expect 1-3 each day based on refinery capacity. They come from somewhere in North Dakota.

And before someone jumps on me; I do not work in the rail industry and that information has been spread widely by NIMBY groups in local newspapers.
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Re: Crude Oil Trains Seatte

Postby theseaandalifesaver » Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:53 am

Yeah, that's been a pretty big deal around here but has no relation to why i asked.
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