N.P. Ry.

Tell Tale Extra

A Week in the Life, January 2, 1966





Tacoma Division - Tacoma, Washington
Superintendent's Office - Tacoma Union Station
January 2, 1966 - Sunday


215 AM
January 1 First 640 left Auburn 300 PM with 56-23-4213.
January 1 First 642 not run.
January 2 600 left Auburn 155 AM with 28-4-2000, delayed Auburn 55 minutes to make up train.
January 2 606 not run. -IWB


230 AM
Weather Report - Mountain.
Yakima: light rain, light west wind, 32 above, seven inches of snow; Easton: heavy snow, light west wind, 25 above, 31 inches of snow; Lester: moderate snow, moderate west wind, 30 above, 21 inches of snow. [Yakima] to come: First 603 700 AM; Second 603 500 PM; 601 600 PM. -IWB


230 AM
Log Report.
Lester: 36 empties in yard; Henry's: five Aloha empties; Auburn: one Henry's log; Hoquiam: six Henry's logs, 58 empties on hand; South Bend: 40 empties on hand; Yakima: 12 unloading; Ellensburg: 37 empties in yard; Easton: 51 empties in yard. Total: 246. -IWB


305 AM
January 1 Number Two left Seattle on time with ten cars. Arrived Yakima four minutes late with 12 cars. Departed Yakima four minutes late with 13 cars. Delayed East Auburn four minutes picking up 1781 and 1682. Picked up RPO 83 at Yakima. -IWB


315 AM
January 1 First 679 left Lake Yard 205 PM with 54-24-3791, nine TOFC loads for Seattle, two for Yakima.
January 1 Second 679 left Lake Yard 125 PM with 56-21-4656, one TOFC load for Tacoma. -IWB


420 AM
January 1 Number 606 Conductor J. Sauriol, Engineer Iverson, units 2516, 2506, 2528, 7005A with 54-10-3990 delayed Cle Elum 25 minutes account broken knuckle on B&O 273118 caused by snow or ice parting air hoses between UTLX 87540 and NW 50285. Knuckle on south side main track opposite Number Seven switch. Section foreman on regular tour of duty Monday will retrieve knuckle and place on scrap pile. -IWB


654 AM
[January 1] [First] 603 Extra 7008D West arrived Auburn 630 PM with 60-14-3898 including 30 Seattle cars, no carloaders. Seattle connection handled by Extra 215 West, Crew One. Connecting crew arrived Auburn 1000 PM with 1-0-655 and set out 11 cars. Connection was made up at 1105 PM from yard, waybills done 1150 PM, engine on 1140 PM, air 1151 PM, departed 1201 AM with 43-7-2215. Arrived Seattle 100 AM. Delayed five hours account consolidation with Second 603 Seattle connection. -AAJ


654 AM
[January 1] [Second] 603 Extra 2525 West arrived Auburn 855 PM with 61-1-3911 including 20 Seattle cars, no carloaders. Seattle connection handled by Extra 215 West, Crew One. Connecting crew arrived Auburn 1000 PM with 1-0-655 and set out 11 cars. Connection was made up at 1105 PM from yard, waybills done 1150 PM, engine on 1140 PM, air 1151 PM, departed 1201 AM with 43-7-2215. Arrived Seattle 100 AM. Delayed two hours 35 minutes account regular transfer to handle. -AAJ


740 AM
January 1 Crew 675 departed Aubrun 1055 AM with 9-34-1375, arrived Tacoma 1130 AM, departed 210 PM with 26-5-1865, arrived Auburn 300 PM.
January 1 675 departed Auburn 515 PM with 11-9-983, arrived Seattle 600 PM, departed 645 PM with 9-4-674, arrived Auburn 725 PM.
January 2 Number 600 departed Auburn 155 Am with 28-4-2000, arrived Yakima 700 AM, departed Yakima 704 AM. Delayed Auburn 55 minutes switching, 14 minutes Thorp meeting Number One, six minutes Ellensburg meeting Number 25. -IWB


1010 AM
January 2 Number One arrived Yakima one hour 15 minutes late with 13 cars, departed one hour 21 minutes late with 12 cars, arrived Seattle one hour 45 minutes late. Delayed Yakima six minutes for mail, five minutes Ellensburg for mail, five minutes Cle Elum for Express, five minutes Stampede for passengers, four minutes Lester for express, five minutes Eagle Gorge, block signal 73.1 at Stop.
January 2 Number 25 arrived Yakima 16 minutes late, departed 24 minutes late, arrived Seattle 40 minutes late with 15 cars. Delayed Yakima eight minutes mail, 16 minutes East Auburn to detrain 100 passengers. -IWB


305 PM
Snow Spreader Work Extra 283 today spread westward track Lester to Stampede and both tracks Martin to Easton including siding at Martin. Tied up at Cle Elum 140 PM. This train and engine crew will come on duty at 10 PM today, turn rig at Cle Elum, work some at Easton, then plow both tracks between Stampede and Lester and will tie up at Cle Elum in the AM. -IWB


600 PM
Extra 7011D East about 430 PM today Conductor Mullen, Engineer Leonard, attempting to pick up the reduction of Number 640 January 1 at Lester off Track Three derailed RI 25991 a reacher car while backing in on this track account heavy snow conditions. Pick up not made. Mr. [R.A.] Robey with snow crew work extra in AM will move the two loads and two empties off Track Three to another clean track where pick up can be made. If this is not possible work extra will handle these cars back to Auburn when released from work train service. Mr. Robey advice what will be necessary to re-rail RI 25991. Memo: Line up Number 640 to get these cars if they are left at Lester. Lester has had ten inches new snow since 1201 AM January 2. -IWB

601 PM 603 Extra 5403D West arrived Auburn 315 PM with 60-11-3960 including 26 Seattle cars, no carloaders. Seattle connection handled by Extra 256 West 675 Transfer Crew arrived Auburn 105 PM with 7-7-640 and set out 14 cars. Yard connection was made up at 350 PM, waybills 345 PM, Engine on 355 PM, air 420 PM, departed 420 PM with 31-1-1525. Arrived Seattle 510 PM. Delayed 35 minutes account train had to be rechecked list on wire and conductors list didn't agree. -AAJ


1040 PM
Number 26 left Seattle seven minutes late at 137 PM with 15 cars. Arrived Yakima 622 PM 37 minutes late, left 642 PM 52 minutes late. Delayed Seattle seven minutes baggage, fine minutes Auburn frozen switch lock, 12 minutes East Auburn waiting for bus from delayed Number 457, 19 minutes from Bristol to Kountze yellow signals being investigated, three minutes Ellensburg baggage, 15 minutes Yakima baggage.
Number 408 left Seattle 14 minutes late at 1229 PM with 16 cars. Arrived Portland 450 PM 35 minutes late. Delayed 14 minutes Seattle connecting with GN 357, ten minutes Tacoma passengers and baggage, three minutes East Olympia passengers and baggage, four minutes Centralia passengers and baggage, four minutes Kelso passengers and baggage.
Number 407 left Portland 23 minutes late at 553 PM with 14 cars. Arrived Seattle 953 PM 23 minutes late. Delayed Portland 23 minutes turn and service equipment on delayed Number 408. -IWB


1131 PM
601 Extra 2525 West arrived Auburn 1038 PM with 42-4-2484, including 27 Seattle cars, two of which were carloaders. Seattle connection handled by Extra 219 West, Crew Four. Yard connection was made up at 1047 PM, waybills 1038 PM, engine on 1044 PM, air 1050 PM, departed 1053 PM with 23-2-1223. Arrived Seattle 1133 PM. Carloaders on interchange 12 AM. -AAJ



Author: John A. Phillips, III. Title: A Week in the Life, January 2, 1966. URL: www.employees.org/~davison/nprha/ttewkjan266.html.

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