Cascades Tunnel 11 colapse.

YoHo Jun 2, 2018

  1. YoHo

    YoHo TrainBoard Supporter

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    I've been away from the site, but I'm surprised this wasn't reported here. Tunnel 11 on the UP Cascade line had a small collapse which is shutting down the entire Natron Cutoff for at least 2 weeks.
    http://trn.trains.com/news/news-wire/2018/05/30-tunnel-collapse-shuts-down-up-in-the-cascades


    So far a few trains have been routed up the gateway sub, and today UP ran a Train over CORP. 75 cars. They split it in 2 to get over the summit.
    Most are going over Donner to Salt Lake and then up to Oregon and the reverse.

    They were doing work on the tunnel in a maintenance window. Nobody was hurt.
    Tunnel 11 is the most well known tunnel where it exits into an open sided snowshed overlooking the lake and then enters another tunnel. South East of Oakridge.
     
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  2. Kurt Moose

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    Dang, that's scary!!
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

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    Had heard and read about it. But no real details about what actually was ongoing, when the collapse happened. What exactly were they doing?
     
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  4. r_i_straw

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    I understand that the force field generators used to counter the Coriolis effect and keep the rocks in place was down for maintenance. The giant air bag that they had inflated in the tunnel ruptured allowing part of the tunnel to collapse.
     
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  5. Hytec

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    So there you have it....Ta Da Bump! :rolleyes:
     
  6. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    :notworthy::ROFLMAO::p:D
     
  7. mmi16

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    What happened to the flux capacitor?
     
  8. BNSF FAN

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    Wonder what the progress is on getting the line back in operation. The article said 7 to 10 day or longer. Good no one was hurt and rare to hear of a flux capacitor failing :D:eek::ROFLMAO:
     
  9. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    Yes. Someone please give us an update.
     
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