Mudslides season again north and now south of Seattle.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, March 08, 2017 12:49 PM

Another mudslide.  All passenger service thru Mar 9 including Amtrak SEA <> Everett.  The rains keep coming ?

Sound Transit <soundtransit@public.govdelivery.com> Sounder north line service is canceled today, 3/8/17, due to a mudslide. Sound Transit will monitor the situation, if there are no additional events, service is expected to resume Friday morning, 3/10

  
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 12:47 PM

 

Another mudslide last night but south of  Kelso not in the usual locations. 

 

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Amtrak Service Disruption between Kelso-Longview, WA and Vancouver, WA

Train service suspended due to landslide

 

March 13, 2017
 
9:00 p.m. PT
 
Amtrak services are temporarily disrupted between Vancouver, WA and Kelso, WA due to a landslide. BNSF Railway, which own the tracks, has placed a 48-hour moratorium, suspending all rail traffic in the area until Wednesday, Mar. 15. Amtrak is working to secure alternate transportation for the Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight service.
 
Normal rail operations continue south of Portland to Eugene, OR.
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 3:24 PM
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Posted by blue streak 1 on Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:04 PM

Another one north of Seattle cancelling a special Sounder train and also another one in Idaho around Kitka probably cause EB problems..

soundtransit@public.govdelivery.com> Sounder north line service to the Sounders FC match against NY Red Bull today, March 19, has been canceled due to a mudslide. Riders can take regularly scheduled bus service to the match. To Seattle E

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, March 31, 2017 8:20 PM

Another one south of SEA.

Amtrak Service Disruption between Seattle, Wash. and Portland, Ore.

Train service suspended due to landslide

March 31, 2017

11:00 a.m. PT

Amtrak Cascades and Amtrak Coast Starlight service between Seattle and Portland is suspended due to a landslide near Vancouver, Wash. on Mar. 30. BNSF Railway, which own the tracks, has placed a 48-hour moratorium, suspending all rail traffic in the area until Saturday, April 1. Normal rail operations continue north of Seattle and south of Portland to Eugene, Ore.

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, April 07, 2017 5:23 PM

It is another one today Kelso <> Vancouver, Wash.  We have not heard how all these landslides are affectiing the general population.

 

 

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Amtrak Service Disruption between Vancouver, Wash. and Kelso, Wash.

Train service suspended due to landslide

April 7, 2017
12:30 p.m. PDT

Amtrak Cascades and Amtrak Coast Starlight service between Vancouver, Wash. and Kelso, Wash., is suspended due to a landslide near Vancouver. BNSF Railway, which own the tracks, has placed a 48-hour moratorium, suspending all rail traffic in the area until Sunday, April 9. Amtrak is seeking alternate transportation. Normal rail operations continue north of Seattle and south of Portland to Eugene, Ore.

 

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:37 PM

Is the rain ever going to let up ?  Of course these landslides may be results of earlier rains.  And now another near Vancouver, Wa today.

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Amtrak Service Disruption between Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore.

Train service suspended due to landslide

April 12, 2017
4:30 p.m. PDT

Amtrak Cascades and Amtrak Coast Starlight service between Seattle, Wash. and Portland, Ore., is suspended due to a landslide near Vancouver, Wash. BNSF Railway, which own the tracks, has placed a 48-hour moratorium, suspending all rail traffic in the area until Friday, April 14. Amtrak is seeking alternate transportation. Normal rail operations continue north of Seattle and south of Portland to Eugene, Ore.

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Posted by spsffan on Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:14 PM

And yet, they keep truncating 14 (Coast Starlight) at like Sacramento. Anyone have a clue as to why they can't run to Portland? 

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Posted by NorthWest on Thursday, April 13, 2017 3:29 PM

They've been turning 14 to 11 at Portland each time this has happened this winter.

Not sure why the latest slide happened, as there hasn't been a lot of rain this week.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, April 14, 2017 1:22 PM
 
 

The slides just keep coming.  How are the persons affected handling all the mudslides ?  Today it is the northline.

 

Sound Transit <soundtransit@public.govdelivery.com> Sounder north line service is canceled today, 4/14/17 due to a mudslide. Sound Transit will monitor the situation, if there are no additional events, service is expected to resume Monday morning, 4/17/17. Due to a lack of resources there is very limited special bus service. Special bus service: Mukilteo – Seattle: One bus will depart Mukilteo Station from the train platform driveway roundabout at 7:26 am.Edmonds – Seattle: One bus will depart Edmonds Station in the Amtrak parking lot at 7:41 am. All oth

 
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Posted by NorthWest on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:00 PM

And again... This is getting rediculous, as there hasn't been much rain in a while. Really late in the spring for this type of thing, but pent-up water must be causing it.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:40 AM

NorthWest.  Cannot remember that that the line near Vancouver, Wa had mudslides before . Is this a winter 2016-17 unique ?             

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Amtrak Service Disruption between Seattle, Wash., and Portland, Ore.

Train service suspended due to landslide

April 25, 2017
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Amtrak Cascades and Amtrak Coast Starlight service between Seattle, Wash. and Portland, Ore., is suspended due to a landslide between Vancouver and Kelso, Wash. BNSF Railway, which own the tracks, has placed a 48-hour moratorium, suspending all rail traffic in the area until Thursday, April 27. Amtrak is seeking alternate transportation. Normal rail operations continue north of Seattle and south of Portland to Eugene, Ore.

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Posted by NorthWest on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:36 AM

Pretty much. We've gotten more than a year's worth of rain this winter so lots of strange things are happening.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Friday, May 05, 2017 11:05 PM
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Posted by NorthWest on Saturday, May 06, 2017 12:00 AM

If it's that same spot, there can't be much hill left!

Come on, it's May now.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Monday, May 29, 2017 11:47 AM

Another one Sunday

 

 

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Amtrak Service Disruption between Seattle and Portland, Ore.

Trains suspended due to landslides

May 28, 2017

8 p.m. PT

Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight services between Seattle and Portland, Ore., are suspended due to a landslide.

BNSF Railway, which own the tracks, has placed a 48-hour moratorium, suspending all rail traffic in the area until Tuesday, May 30. Amtrak is seeking alternate transportation.

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:21 PM

Washington state is continuing to add more walls to mitigate landslides.  Question will will piling just 20 feet below ground not start to lean out in the future ?  PNW ?

http://www.king5.com/news/local/ahead-of-another-winter-bnsf-railway-and-state-doing-more-to-stop-mudslides/482647028

 

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Posted by cx500 on Thursday, October 12, 2017 8:02 PM

I don't know the actual slide mechanism, so bear in mind everything I say is purely speculative.

If it is the entire slope that slumps onto the track, having the wall at the bottom should stop the movement and hold the slope stable for quite a while.  The wall might eventually start to lean but it will still be holding the toe in place.  Did the original railroad construction cut into the base of the slope, thus reducing its initial stability?

If, on the other hand, it is debris coming down from a slide area higher up, the wall could presumably intercept the material before it reaches the track.  Periodically equipment would have to go in to remove the debris but that could be done as part of a planned program.

Almost certainly the wall will have been designed to suit the specific site characteristics after a detailed site investigation and analysis by geotechnical engineers.

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