N.P. Ry.

Tell Tale Extra

A Week in the Life, January 14, 1966





Tacoma Division - Tacoma, Washington
Superintendent's Office - Tacoma Union Station
January 14, 1966 - Friday


215 AM
FWC-Yakima; IWB JHH EMO
January 13 FPU Extra 7005D East left Yakima 1110 PM with 50-61-4,749 tons. Included 13 perishables. Delayed ten minutes switching. -IWB


230 AM
JEH WDO-Seattle; IWB JHH EMO LFW CGS MGT LLN HCW MTN
Roadmaster Norquist advises slip out occurred between 180 feet east of Mile Post 12 and 312 feet east of Mile Post 12 between Allyn and Bayshore, 20 feet from south side of track on a fill and down for 30 feet.
Will move track about four feet away from slip out first thing in AM.
No slow necessary. Will flag Bremerton-Shelton Local over this location and will advise later if slow order necessary.
Mr. Norquist advises also high water at Allyn Siding, not over tracks yet.
At 200 AM rain had stopped.
Memo: Will talk to MGT first thing in AM regarding slip out. MGT please call LLN at OS4-2286. -IWB


310 AM
WEB CHM-Seattle; GET-Auburn; IWB JHH EMO
January 13 No. 610 arrived Yakima 636 PM with 52-10-3,111 tons
Departed Yakima 641 PM with 50-10-3,036 tons
Arrived Auburn 1038 PM with same
Departed Auburn 1058 PM with 42-10-2,679 tons
Arrived Seattle 1138 PM with same.
Delayed Auburn five minutes large cut to handle. -IWB


314 AM
ABJ WEB CHM GCH-Seattle; IWB JHH EMO
January 13 No. 2 left Seattle on time with seven cars. Arrived and departed Yakima on time with seven cars. Picked up at Yakima [RPO] 83. Set out at Yakima [RPO] 86. -IWB


325 AM
500 AM Yakima westbound 2-2-180 tons.
Cle Elum west and eastbound clear.
Auburn 500 AM after No. 600.
To come:
[Number] 603 Yakima 300 PM.
[Number] 601 Yakima 800 PM.
Carloaders:
[Number] 602 one Seattle.
[Number] 601 four Yakima, one Tacoma.
Weather: Yakima cloudy, calm 38 above, four inches of snow; Easton cloudy, calm 34 above, 28 inches of snow; Lester moderate rain, calm 35 above, 18 inches of snow.


445 AM
DA AAJ GJB-Auburn; CJL-Longview; IWB JHH EMO AHT JJR
MOBX 13128 bad order at Tacoma and necessary to place on RIP. After repaired Mr. Torklep will return to Auburn for re-heating and when properly heated Jacobson will forward to Longview advising.
Memo: YM Jones advises engine 419 Conductor Musser and Engineer Wilson on west lead engine kicked MOBX 131128 through Track 41 and struck NP 84004 hogs for Hy-Grade [Tacoma, Wash.] being shoved towards Track 39 on east lead. Minor damage to grab irons both cars. -IWB


642 AM
WEB CHM-Seattle; GET-Auburn; IWB JHH EMO
January 13 First 640 left Auburn 1230 PM with 47-21-3,690.
January 13 Second 640 left Auburn 350 PM with 26-70-3,500.
January 13 No. 642 not run.
January 14 No. 600 left Auburn 1240 AM with 59-0-4,058.
January 14 No. 606 left Auburn 535 AM with 50-35-4,008. -IWB


645 AM
IWB JHH EMO
January 13 Crew 3 departed Auburn 655 PM with 32-59-4,063
Arrived Tacoma 830 PM with same
Departed Tacoma 1010 PM with 20-39-1,918
Arrived Auburn 1115 PM with same.
January 13 Crew 4 departed Auburn 510 PM with 10-4-1,015
Arrived Seattle 710 PM with 10-5-1,045
Departed Seattle 900 PM with 27-35-2,618
Arrived Auburn 1025 PM with same.
January 14 No. 600 departed Auburn 1240 AM with 59-0-4,058
Arrived Yakima 540 AM with same
Departed Yakima 543 AM with same.
[Number] 600 delayed between Teanaway and Bristol six minutes signal 190 at stop. Umtanum nine minutes meeting No. 25. -IWB


720 AM
January 14 Crew 3 departed Auburn 745 PM with 31-33-3,379
Arrived Tacoma 900 PM with same
Departed Tacoma 1040 PM with 24-43-2,821
Arrived Auburn 1135 PM with same.
January 14 Crew 4 departed Auburn 500 PM with 2-1-129
Arrived Seattle 710 PM with 3-1-189
Departed Seattle 905 PM with 44-25-3,204
Arrived Auburn 1115 PM with same.
January 15 No. 600 departed Auburn 1255 AM with 42-29-3,620
Arrived Yakima 540 AM with same
Departed Yakima 547 with same.
[Number] 600 delayed 2 minutes Yakima for air. -IWB


800 AM
GFH FJC-Seattle; IWB CGS
8 AM Wire Report
Wires and phones OK. LAA to Aberdeen. MWI FJC Tacoma. DAW Chehalis. IWB CGS-Tacoma; GFH FJC-Seattle. -PEN


945 AM
Renton-
January 13 Wilburton Eleventh Sub tie renewal between Mile Post 6 to Mile Post 7. Amount placed 390 ties. Supervision: 9.5 hours $27.29. Labor: 173.5 hours $413.55. Total $440.84. Train delay 3.5 hours. Machines out of service: Jackson Tamper No. 136 2.5 hours. -James Holt


952 AM
FLS ESU JAC LWD DHS-St. Paul; ABJ NML JEH JRM RGB-Seattle; IWB JHH EMO LFW MGT LLN HCW MTN
On Navy Line slip out occurred between 180 feet east of Mile Post 12 and 312 feet east of Mile Post 12 twenty feet from north rail about 4.5 rail lengths long and down about 30 feet. Track protected by slow order and Division Engineer [J.R] Masters and Roadmaster Thomson en route to inspect and decide on corrective action. Very heavy rains this area last 48 hours subsided at 2 AM date. -IWB


1001 AM
GTF HMN IWB JHH EMO DBM
A Miss Sharon Pakkala called Tacoma Ticket Office January 13 relative to getting a ticket on [No.] 458 Tacoma to Winlock January 14 and advises was told this train would not stop at Winlock.
She in turn made a long distance call to her parents who in turn handled with Agent at Winlock.
Would Mr. Nelson please be sure that his information and ticket clerks understand that [No.] 458 stops on flag at Winlock for revenue passengers from Tacoma and beyond. -IWB


1005 AM
IWB JHH EMO MTN
My CD-305 regarding No. 25 being stopped at spring switch Covington account signal at stop. Following further report from Mr. F.V. Sloop: ''Reference to your CD-305 dated January 11. Maintainer reports [No.] 606 had used Covington siding and had sanded through spring switch at east end. This sanding held switch open as described in your message. Section cleaned out switch and oiled and [Signal] Maintainer [G.C.] Cash checked thoroughly and everything worked properly.'' -IWB


1049 AM
IWB MGT
Woodinville-
Lining track between Mile Posts 3 and 4 Twelfth Sub. No ballast for surfacing track. -J.P. Pipkin


1218 PM
AHT IWB JHH EMO DTS
Tacoma-Portland Time Freight date Extra 330 East on duty 745 AM departed Tacoma Yard 950 AM with 26-24-2,730. Delayed one hour and 20 minutes for waybills, ten minutes air, 20 minutes meeting [No.] 460. Mr. Torklep investigate and advise delay for waybills. -IWB


1225 PM
CHM-Seattlel; IWB JHH EMO JJR
On January 12 ICC Inspector Ingham inspected 100 cars at Aberdeen and reported SA 248 bent sill steps and UP 176439 end ladder tread bent both in NP account. Mr. Peterson repaired both cars same date.
On January 13 ICC Inspector Inham inspected 125 cars at Hoquiam reported GMO 56136 end ladder stile bent SP 208230 broken metal brake strap and CNW 68440 ladder stile sill step bent--all in NP account. These three cars repaired by Mr. Peterson same day. -IWB


115 PM
CWT EDW WJN GKS Conductors No. 408-King Street Station; CHM RWF WSB RJB-Seattle; AAJ-Auburn; IWB JHH EMO CGS DTN DTS
Account discontinuance of the operation of Sleeper 116 in [No.] 408 commencing Wednesday, January 19, effective that date Conductor [No.] 408 will come on duty at King Street Station 1130 AM. No other changes.
Memo: Engine crew brakemen now come on duty 1130 AM and this will bring Conductor on duty at same time as brakeman account not required to pick up Pullman tickets. -IWB


319 PM
Agent-Enumclaw; C&E Enumclaw Local-Reservation; GET-Auburn Yard; IWB JHH EMO EGA LCW DTN MGT RLB RJF AHT JJR HLR
At 110 PM date Enumclaw Local Conductor Sattley [engine] 255 Engineer C.G. Peterson with 12 cars in train while moving on descending grade about 2,000 feet west of Mile Post 15 NP 119300 chips Tacoma second car ahead of caboose leading truck climbed high side of rail derailing. Slight damaged to about 80 feet of track and may be necessary to replace 20 to 25 ties. Crew was instructed to handle head end of their train through to Tacoma leaving this car of chips along with a car of lumber directly behind it and caboose at that point. Mr. Rothschiller will go to this point, re-rail this car, being sure lift chained to rail. Section men will arrange necessary track repairs and Enumclaw Local, Saturday, January 15, will run to this point, pick up these two car and caboose. Handle carefully to Tacoma. Section men advise if any slow order required.
Memo: GET en route 2 PM. Randy Beem en route 225 PM. Carmen left with truck about 145 PM. Gene Tice at Enumclaw is out contacting section men. -IWB


400 PM
GFH-Seattle; Agent-Cle Elum; Agent, Section Foreman-Easton; HAP FWC DEL-Yakima; ACH GET AAJ GJB RAR C&E Bulletin Board-Auburn; IWB JHH EMO DHG MTN
Boise Cascade advised Agent Easton today that they will now resume loading at Cabin Creek on Wednesday, January 19, and want their empties spotted on Tuesday, January 18. Section Foreman arrange to pull spikes on switches at Cabin Creek accordingly. Mr. Hochban please be sure that Easton Radio is forwarded to Easton not later than [No.] 640, January 18, and Agent Easton will arrange to spot empties as necessary for loading.
Memo: CD's and MTN: This mean we will have to move at least 70 empties from Ellensburg to Easton. Possibly should do as late as possible waiting to Sunday if there will be a Dead Freight West so if we should have another heavy storm we do not have to dig them out at Easton again to get them to Ellensburg. They plan on loading 25 cars a day which means they will need a daily switch. -IWB


400 PM
IWB
Yakima-
Cars from Boise Cascade OK date. -FWC


405 PM
IWB JHH EMO MGT MTN
Following from D.E. Lovelass, Yakima Yard: ''At Yakima section crew have removed main line crossover frog just west of D Street crossing and replaced with straight rail. Both switches of this crossover are spiked for straight track.'' -IWB


432 PM
ESU-St. Paul; ABJ WEB-Seattle; IWB JHH CGS
Unfilled orders tonight for:
Four 48 foot covered gondolas steel local.
Short for the BCE: None.
Reported losses: None. -IWB


435 PM
ABJ-Seattle; IWB JHH DHG MTN CGS
Box Car Special No. 17 will depart Staples following [No.] 603 date with 67 large box for Auburn and 28 box for Spokane. See kept intact running on close connections furnishing X-3 Reports to cover. JOD RDT SAA WWW IWB ABJ. -ESU


714 PM
IWB MGT
Wickersham-
Soni Rail operator checking joints from [Mile Post] 98 to between [Mile Posts] 97 and 96. No indications found. -W.W. Lind


1022 PM
Agent-Enumclaw; C&E Enumclaw Local-Reservation; GET-Auburn; JES IWB JHH EMO EGA LCW DTN RLB RJF AHT JJR HLR
NP 119300 chips was re-railed at scene of derailment in AM. Will meet Section Foreman and after chains and blocking have been removed local will then pull the two cars and caboose west to clear bad order track and allow section men to line track and place new ties before local passes over this spot. Section crew will be on hand at location about 8 AM and will delay train about 30 minutes. On arrival Tacoma NP 119300 Torklep will place to RIP for repairs to damaged brake rigging. Now find will be necessary to replace about 45 ties at scene of derailment. No other track damage. -IWB


1027 PM
DHS SHB-St. Paul; IWB MGT
Centralia-
One hundred ninety one welds today. Total welds to date 5, 128. Sixteen hours worked. Six cars unloaded today. Day shift UP 66023 66714 DTI 9172. Night shift WAB 11756 MILW 72496 NP 50477. -C.R. Anzalone


1051 PM
IWB JHH EMO MGT LFW LLN MTN
About 6 PM Conductor Rucker, Extra 156 East reported from Hoquiam that river was washing away right of way on Dewen [Valley Shake] Spur 800 feet west of Mile Post 86 on Sixteenth Sub-Division to within about five feet of track. Section Foreman Stewart at Moclips was called to make inspection and at 1005 PM he advised water was about 12 feet from track and no apparent change for some length of time. Also reported river had dropped 1.5 feet since about 11 AM January 13.
Memo: Stewart says he has advised LLN that this spot will require six to eight air dumps of rip rap when it is available but does not appear to be in any immediate danger. -IWB



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