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Carl Becker
06-23-2011, 12:52 PM
For those wondering, BNSF has officially taken the Minot, ND, terminal out of service due to the Souris river flooding. A report states that a contract has been signed with MRL to run 30-34 trains across their system per day. Apparently the trains will run across MRL then through Glendive, Dickinson, and Bismarck to rejoin the transcon at Casselton, ND (for those who don't know, ~25 miles west of Fargo).

~Carl Becker

troy12n
06-23-2011, 09:20 PM
There is a nuclear power plant that apparently is melting down somewhere in Nebraska too

jnohallman
06-23-2011, 10:39 PM
Does the reroute over MRL include the Empire Builder?

Jon

jnohallman
06-23-2011, 10:42 PM
There is a nuclear power plant that apparently is melting down somewhere in Nebraska too

Or not.

http://columbustelegram.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_73f7766c-9da0-11e0-a64d-001cc4c03286.html

Jon

troy12n
06-24-2011, 12:09 AM
Or not.

http://columbustelegram.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_73f7766c-9da0-11e0-a64d-001cc4c03286.html

Jon

And everything was under control in Japan, Chernobyl and 3 mile island too

DWHonan
06-24-2011, 05:21 AM
Does the reroute over MRL include the Empire Builder?

Jon

No; the Builder is running as two stub trains, one Seattle-Havre and the other Chicago-Fargo. The detours over MRL will add about a dozen extra trains/day to the line over current demand.

jnohallman
06-24-2011, 01:30 PM
And everything was under control in Japan, Chernobyl and 3 mile island too

Actually, unlike Japan and Chernobyl, things were actually pretty well controlled at TMI.

Jon

troy12n
06-24-2011, 06:09 PM
Actually, unlike Japan and Chernobyl, things were actually pretty well controlled at TMI.

Jon

You are right, they were, but they tried to cover it up. That is what I was getting at.

Carl Becker
06-24-2011, 06:35 PM
Now reportedly it wasn't actually taken out at the time I originally posted. It was officially closed around 10:45 this morning.

Just to show how haywire things got, they took the CTC out of service yesterday apparently, and then they couldn't figure out how to run a train through. Then they apparently remembered to use track-in-time.

~Carl Becker

Carl Becker
07-06-2011, 01:48 AM
Well, they started running some westbounds through at walking speed, but a Murdock (MN) to Tacoma unit grain just put ten cars on the ground east of Havre. Fun times.