So CAL fire problems ?

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So CAL fire problems ?
Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, December 06, 2017 11:04 PM

Noticed that many Amtrak trains in the Southern California have taken delay up to 2- 3 hours for the SD trains.  Any one heard about freights ?

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, December 07, 2017 1:01 PM

US 101 closed for a while this morning now open .  UP coast line closed north of LAX al day so no surfliners or Starlights. Starlight terminating at Oakland guess for maintenance servicing ?

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Posted by erikem on Friday, December 08, 2017 8:59 AM

It looks like a good 10 miles or more of the SP coast line was in the fire zone - basically line between Ventura and Carpenteria, so UP took the prudent path and shut the line down. There isn't much fuel near the tracks (my son is at UCSB), so don't expect much damage, but the smoke is extremely heavy.

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