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Old 01-15-2005, 03:08 AM   #1
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Default UP - Major Washouts in Southwest - Tracks Now Open

UP has experienced serious washouts on the Coast Line, north and west of West Colton and northeast of Las Vegas. Several bridges are damaged and thousands of feet of track have been obliterated. Limited traffic is being rerouted via BNSF but most traffic is being held up to several states away. Some repairs will take weeks. The last time the Coast Line experienced flooding was in the early 1950's - at that time the now-abandoned Santa Paula Branch kept traffic flowing. The last time Old Colton flooded out was probably in the 1930's.

Some repairs will take weeks as you can see from the following photos.

http://www.uprr.com/newsinfo/west_coast/photos.shtml
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