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Old Posted Nov 12, 2015, 7:27 AM
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Amtrak Cascades Higher Speed Rail Projects

Projects half completed (mostly ARRA requiring completion by 2017).
Project list and info; http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Rail/Projects.htm

Planning including previous plans for HSR from Vancouver, BC through Portland, Oregon; http://www.wsdot.wa.gov/Rail/Plans.htm

The tourism video; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAEXGRTfc8g
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Old Posted Nov 30, 2016, 12:21 AM
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http://www.constructionequipmentguid...on-track/31524

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The improvements will automate 21 switches that conductors currently must throw by hand. Scattered along 2,000 ft. (609 m) of seven separate tracks, the new switches are part of a $38.5 million Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) project that includes installing new signals and adding a new platform. ...

“As you can imagine, that isn't a very efficient process,” said David Smelser, capital program manager for the rail, freight and port division of WSDOT. “The trains can be within sight of the station and it may take up to a half hour to actually get to the platform. When they leave, the same thing [happens] in reverse.” ...








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Thank you for posting these photos. Who'd have thought--if we invest in infrastructure, we'll create good American jobs.
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... Derailments in other parts of the country have compounded the challenges facing stateside rail service. Ridership on the Cascades route in December was down 23.7% compared to December 2016, said Hal Gard, administrator of the Oregon Department of Transportation rail division. January saw a decrease of 30%.

February looked a bit brighter. Ridership was down 10.8% compared to the year prior — but trains carried more passengers the first 13 days in February than the entire month of January. ...
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Seattle's New $28M Locomotive Facility

https://web.archive.org/web/20180508...up-steam/40277

They'll be able to work on two trains at once in the new facility.

"...Although the project is only 38 percent complete, construction is ahead of schedule. ... $28 million project... completion January 2019"
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