N.P. Ry.

Tell Tale Extra

A Week in the Life, January 10, 1966





Tacoma Division - Tacoma, Washington
Superintendent's Office - Tacoma Union Station
January 10, 1966 - Monday


1245 AM
FWC-Yakima; IWB JHH EMO
January 9 FPU Extra 7001D East left Yakima 1110 PM with 43-24-3,537 tons. No perishables. Delayed ten minutes switching. -IWB


1250 AM
WEB CHM-Seattle; GET-Auburn; IWB JHH EMO
January 9 No. 640 and No. 642 not run.
January 9 Extra 7001D East left Auburn 230 PM with 52-36-4,374 tons.
January 10 No. 600 and No. 606 not run. -IWB


101 AM
ABJ-Seattle; EPH-Centralia; IWB JHH EMO
January 9 First 679 left Lake Yard 315 PM with 66-16-4,841 tons. Had:
NWS OPS to Brooklyn 220 AM January 9 to Portland 424 AM January 9 with 11 cars
NCP 6 to Brooklyn 530 PM January 8 to Portland 750 PM January 8 with five cars
First OPS 7 to Brooklyn 600 PM January 8 to Portland 719 PM January 8 with 16 cars
NWS OPS to Brooklyn 220 AM January 9 to Portland 844 AM January 9 with five cars
378 to Brooklyn 840 PM January 8 to Portland 1031 PM January 9 with nine cars
First 376 to Brooklyn 1000 AM January 9 to Portland 1201 PM January 9 with eight cars
PC 366 to Brooklyn 120 AM January 9 to Portland 423 AM January 9 with five cars
Second NCP 6 to Brooklyn 840 AM January 9 to Portland 120 AM January 9 with two cars
Had following TOFC loads: four Tacoma, nine Seattle. Tonnage left not available 4-3-300 tons after departure First 679.
January 9 Second 679 left Lake Yard 1010 PM with 75-23-5,253 tons. Had:
Second 376 to Brooklyn 1215 PM January 9 to Portland 213 PM January 9 with 13 cars
Second NCP 7 to Brooklyn 100 PM January 9 to Portland 239 PM January 9 with 24 cars
Third 376 to Brooklyn 310 PM January 9 to Portland 604 PM January 9 with 11 cars
Second NCP 7 to Brooklyn 100 PM January 9 to Portland 525 PM January 9 with 18 cars
Had following TOFC loads: five Seattle. Tonnage left not available 10-8-700 tons after departure Second 679. -IWB


235 AM
IWB JHH EMO
500 AM Yakima westbound clear.
Cle Elum west and eastbound clear.
Auburn 500 AM.
To come: [No.] 603 at Yakima 230 PM. [No.] 601 at Yakima 600 PM.
Carloaders: [No.] 603 one Seattle, one Tacoma. [No.] 601 three Tacoma, one Yakima. Weather: Yakima cloudy, calm 25 above, six inches of snow; Easton cloudy, calm 28 above 23 inches of snow; Lester partly cloudy, calm 30 above, 28 inches of snow. -IWB


323 AM
ABJ WEB CHM GCH-Seattle; IWB JHH EMO DBM FVS
January 9 No. 2 left Seattle on time with seven cars. Arrived Yakima seven minutes late. Departed Yakima on time with eight cars. Delayed seven minutes between Ellensburg and Thorp signals 1261 and 1250 at stop. Picked up [RPO] 83 at Yakima. -IWB


414 AM
WEB CHM-Seattle; GET-Auburn; IWB JHH EMO
January 9 No. 601 arrived Yakima 1043 PM with 22-30-1,875 tons.
Departed Yakima 1048 PM with 20-30-1,791 tons
Arrived Auburn 310 AM with same
Departed Auburn 325 AM with 13-0-715 tons
Arrived Seattle 405 AM with same.
Delayed seven minutes between Thrall and Ellensburg account signal 1231 at stop. Cle Elum five minutes meeting No. 2. -IWB


704 AM
WEB-Seattle; IWB JHH CGS DTN-Tacoma
[Number] 603 Extra 7051A West arrived Auburn 1225 AM with 56-33-3,781, including 20 Seattle cars of which two were carloaders.
Seattle connection was handled by Extra 231 West Crew 6. Connection was made up from yard at 1240 AM, waybills 1250 AM, engine on 1257 AM, air 105 AM, departed 105 AM with 23-13-1,710. Arrived Seattle 840 PM. Carloaders delivered 930 PM. Delay ten minutes switching. -AAJ


705 AM
WEB-Seattle; IWB JHH CGS DTN-Tacoma
[Number] 601 Extra 7011D West arrived Auburn 310 AM with 20-30-1,791 including 13 Seattle cars, no carloaders.
Seattle connection handled by Extra 254 West Crew 4. Connecting crew arrived Auburn 135 AM with 1-10-1,370. Connection was made up at 315 AM, waybills 310 AM, engine on 320 AM, departed 325 AM with 13-0-765. Arrived Seattle 405 AM. Delay--none. -AAJ


800 AM
IWB CGS-Tacoma; GFH FJC-Seattle
8 AM Wire Report
[Wires] 921-922-405 crossed between Tacoma and Steilacoom measures mile post 11.9 923 MCD 305 Subs 921 for dispatcher's phone 922 MCD 206 open at Steilacoom and Tacoma clear 405 Morse. [Wires] 951-950 shorted between Montesano and Aberdeen measures 1.7 miles west of Montesano. Union Pacific 78 grounded one side between Vancouver and Kelso mile post 100.7. Western Union 271 grounded between Lakeview and Ft. Lewis. MWI-LAA Shelton. FJC Tacoma DAW Chehalis. Copy IWB CGS Tacoma, GFH FJC Seattle. -PEN


840 AM
CWT EDW C&E No. 2-King Street; ABJ WEB MLT WEB RKR-Seattle; IWB JHH EMO DTN MTN ES
Sunday, January 16, No. 2 will stop at Kanaskat to detrain or entrain passengers and will stop at Maywood to discharge or pick up maintenance men and loggers. -IWB


845 AM
ESU-St. Paul; AAJ GBJ GET-Auburn; GCA-Auburn; ABJ GCH WEB MLT CHM-Seattle; FWC-Yakima; IWB JHH EMO LCW DTN MTN CWH
Renewing previous instructions: Number 1 each date will set out on new transfer track at East Auburn the St. Paul to Seattle baggage car of Tacoma mail. Normally this car rides in train as second car behind engine. Number 1 each date will also pick up from new transfer track East Auburn an empty baggage car handle deadhead to Seattle. Any exceptions to foregoing to be as directed by this office. Mr. Bradley arrange to have carman at East Auburn each date to assist. Conductor advise car number being set out not later than Cle Elum.
Renewing previous instructions: Conductors on No. 1 each day will files message at Auburn depot or King Street Station addressed to E.S. Ulyatt at St. Paul and this office showing car number of car set out and car number of car picked up at East Auburn. -IWB


904 AM
IWB MGT-Tacoma
Woodinville-
Lining track with track liner between Mile Post 2 and 3 and unloading ballast between Mile Post 3 and 4 Twelfth Sub-Division. -J.P. Pipkin


916 AM
WEB CHM-Seattle; DJG PLW-Everett; DTN IWB JHH EMO LCW
Bellingham switch crew Conductor Reiersgard [No.] 348 Engineer Maling while switching on Track 3 at Bellingham shoved SP 120571 over end of Track 3 derailing east set of trucks. Crew was unable to re-rail car and Mr. Gregory will go to this point with jacks and re-rail car advising done and if any damage to car and section foreman will arrange any necessary track repairs advising when OK for service. Understand car derailed is a car of lumber coming out of American Fabricators. -IWB


1123 AM
WEB IER FJT E Cody-Seattle; GET AAJ-Auburn; EPH YM-Centralia; JHJ-Portland; IWB JHH EMO LCW DTN DTS MTN
Cancel my CF-42 and CD-4 Stacy Street scale house at Seattle OK for service 1040 AM date. -IWB


206 PM
The following from Mr. N.M. Lorentzsen is quoted for your information: ''No. 600 did not make connection Park Junction due to delays on Tacoma and Rocky Mountain Divisions.'' -IWB


329 PM CHM WEB WJG-Seattle; IWB JHH EMO LCW DTN
SP 120571 lumber was re-railed at Bellingham by Everett carmen at 1205 PM date. Am now advised car was derailed by Conductor Cook [No.] 348 Engineer Asplund at 835 PM January 9 and occurred while this train was setting out 29 cars on Track 3. -IWB


402 PM
FJT WEB CHM RWF-Seattle; AAJ GJB DA GET GAS AS C&E No. 675-Auburn; IWB JHH EMO EGA LCW CGS DTN
Effective Tuesday, January 11, 1966, one fireman assigned to Nos. 675-676 between Auburn and Sumas, home terminal at Auburn, working as follows:
First day: Auburn to Sumas via Hartford, Sumas to Auburn via Hartford
Second day: Layover at Auburn
Third day: Layover at Auburn
Effective Wednesday, January 12, 1966, one fireman assigned to Nos. 675-676 between Auburn and Sumas, home terminal at Auburn, working as follows:
First day: Auburn to Sumas via Hartford, Sumas to Auburn via Hartford
Second day: Layover at Auburn
Third day: Layover at Auburn
Effective Thursday, January 13, 1966, one fireman assigned to Nos. 675-676 between Auburn and Sumas, home terminal at Auburn, working as follows:
First day: Auburn to Sumas via Hartford, Sumas to Auburn via Hartford
Second day: Layover at Auburn
Third day: Layover at Auburn. -IWB


411 PM
ESU-St. Paul; ABJ-Seattle; IWB JHH WEB CGS
Unfilled orders tonight for:
Nine 50 foot double door plywood east, ten same paper local, 49 same paper California
Twelve 40 foot double door plywood east
One 60 foot flat lumber east
One 65 foot gondola steel east
Four 48 foot covered gondolas steel east and local.
Short for BCE: three 40 foot double door plywood east.
Reported losses: Tacoma 39 50 foot double door paper California. -IWB


413 PM
FWC-Yakima; RAR-Auburn; IWB JHH EMO MGT MTN
My CA-236 300 pound rock near outside rail of siding at Hillside was removed 101 PM date. -IWB


505 PM
AAJ GBJ GET GAS C&E Crew 1-Auburn; WEB CHM GPH-Seattle; IWB EMO EGA LCW DTN GTF AHT JJR HLR
Effective Tuesday, January 11, 1966, Mr. Jacobson call Crew 1 on duty 830 AM Mondays through Fridays and on Saturdays at time ordered and this crew must be sure that switching is completed at Puyallup in time to protect 1130 AM switch at PLA Sumner. -IWB


520 PM
AAJ GJB DA RAR GET AS C&E Work Extra-Auburn; IWB JHH EMO EGA LCW DTN MGT
Tuesday, January 11, Mr. Arbogast furnish GP9 engine and engine crew. Mr. Jacobson furnish train crew, two brakemen, all called for work train service, on duty 615 AM. Give this train any company ties on hand billed to Mr. G.P. Hoffman. This train will pick up at Black River Extra Gang 1 complete which should be on old main track. Pick up at Renton all ties, seven cars reported. Pick up Roadmaster Hoffman at Renton. Handle extra gang outfits complete to siding at Wilburton to be placed on west end of siding and then handle ties for unloading between Mile Post 5.5 and Kirkland as directed by Roadmaster. When work completed return to Auburn and on arrival Auburn released from work train service. This crew will be out less than six days and need not be assigned. -IWB


525 PM
IWB JHH LCW LLN MGT DTS
Mr. Martin of the telephone company advises they have wire trouble directly over the railroad tracks at Titlow and Section Foreman Morrone will arrange necessary flag protection reporting any expense for charge to Pacific Telephone and Telegraph. -IWB


632 PM
IWB MGT-Tacoma
Centralia-
Surface track Mile Post 63 plus 1,170 feet to Mile Post 64. Total 4,110 feet. Two hours train delay. -G.L. Holmes


750 PM
ABJ MWM CHM WTK OAK-Seattle; JAC-St. Paul; ESU-St. Paul; CGS IWB JHH EMO DHG GTF DSPR
Bad Order Report
Date ad time car set out: January 10 520 PM
Train and engine setting car out: Extra 7013A West
Station and location on track where set out: Eastward siding at Thorp, Wash.
Car initials, number, type of car and contents: BO 278749
Consignee and destination: Fisher Flour Mills, Seattle, Wash.
Shipper and originating station: Marin M. Lanswer, Waitsburg, Wash.
Routing: NP
Waybill left at: Cle Elum, Wash.
Reason for setting out and cause of failure: Hot box
If hot box, location and seize and re-pack date: L-1, 5.5 by ten, 7-30-64
Point where car into train: Pasco, Wash.
Location of car in train and delay: 83 cars from cab, 40 minutes
If hot box, was car equipped with lubricating pads, waste, roller bearing or cartridge type bearing: Lubricating pads
Conductor: Osborne.


835 PM
AAJ GJB DA GET C&E No. 694-Auburn; ABJ RLM GWP-Seattle; JHJ C&E First and Second No. 695-Portland; YM EPH C&E No. 695-Centralia; C&E Bremerton Local-Bremerton; C&E Bremerton Local, C&E Shelton Local-Shelton; C&E Shelton Local-Elma; IWB JHH EMO LFW AHT GTF EGA CWH DHG JES DBM DTS MTN RJF Walt Mannis
SP 376 due Portland January 11, will have two Polaris missile motors Class A explosives shipment on refrigerator van Z 5000092 and Z 5000093 on car TTX 472176 en route Navy at Bangor. Mr. Jones will forward this car on First 679 if arrives in time but not later than Second 679 for movement through to Centralia and Yardmaster [Centralia] forward on No. 695 Wednesday, January 12, through to Elma for movement to Shelton on Elma-Shelton Local and Shelton to Bangor on Bremerton Local same day.
All concerned be sure this car handled in same manner previously handled complying with instructions in my CD-27 of August 3, 1964, CD-676 of August 20, 1964 and CD-69 of May 4, 1965.
The refrigerator vans are equipped with either Thermo-King or Transicold refrigeration unit with the outside thermometer showing inside temperature of the vans. It is necessary for the temperature range to be maintained between 65 and 95 degrees. The Navy requires inspection of the unit to see if it is operating and a temperature record made of the inside of the vans twice each 24 hours. A format of information to be furnished Busanda by the railroad has been furnished each office addressed. This information must be phoned to the Chief Dispatcher who in turn will phone this information to Busanda as soon as temperature reading has been made. It is important that this reading be taken as close to each 12 hour interval as possible. Yardmaster Centralia will arrange inspection of the units to see if they are operating and a temperature record made of the inside of the vans at that point. Agent Elma will arrange for operator to make same report at Elma and Agent Bangor will make report being sure this information is phoned to the Chief Dispatcher promptly. If any service or repairs are need on this unit this office should be notified at once.
Cars should be handled on head end of First 679 Portland to Centralia and on rear end of Elma set out on No. 695 Centralia to Elma and on head end of Shelton and Bremerton Locals through to destination protecting in train as per explosive rule.
Mr. Jacobson be sure that No. 694, January 11, leaves Auburn Yard on time and Mr. Torklep at Tacoma and Yardmaster Centralia see train moved through yards with least possible delay to effect early arrival at Elma.
One Wednesday, January 12, one day only, Elma-Shelton Local will come on duty at 530 AM and work should be arranged to leave as early as possible with single train including Polaris missiles en route Shelton.
On Wednesday, January 12, one day only, Bremerton Local will come on duty at Bremerton at 530 AM if necessary for this crew will make trip to Bangor on going trip otherwise this crew will come on duty at Bremerton at 6 AM and this crew will arrange their work so as to be at Shelton on arrival of Shelton Local handling this car through to Bangor with the least possible delay.
Car must arrive Bangor not later than 1 PM Standard Time and all concerned will please cooperate to effect earlier arrival on this car if possible. -IWB


1048 PM
WEB-Seattle; IWB JHH CGS DTN-Tacoma
[Number] 603 Extra 2502 West arrived Auburn 950 PM with 59-6-3,971, no Seattle cars. No connection was made account no Seattle cars. -AAJ


1133 PM
DHS SHB-St. Paul; IWB MHT-Tacoma
Centralia-
One hundred twenty-nine welds today. Total welds to date 4,486. Sixteen hours worked. -C.R. Anzalone


1147 PM
FWC-Yakima; IWB JHH EMO
January 10 FPU Extra 5400A East left Yakima 1055 PM with 58-23-4,081 tons. Thirteen perishables. No delays.
Number 939 arrived 430 PM used one car including no perishables
North Yakima Valley Local arrived 745 PM used 12 cars including 11 perishables
Number 903 arrived 820 PM used one car including one perishable
White Swan Local arrived 905 PM used three cars including one perishable. -IWB



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