CtcLibby Pix

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I forgot ... If an East Bound is to enter the tunnel from the West Portal, doors are closed until the movement gets 200 or 300 feet from the East Portal and they open the door while shutting down the fans. Anything outside of the East Portal that is light enough gets sucked into the hole from the vacuum. Fun stuff!
You can only see one fan of the two in this pix. They build that tall building just to get the new fan to the wanted location. I suspect there is also storage in the new portion.


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Geesh, have not posted here for awhile.

Eastbound headed toward West Libby:
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Nother Eastbound almost to the station in The Fish:
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Just onto the main at East Fisher River:
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This one's location does not ring a bell. Not West Troy or Scenic; I say that because those two place have a tall hiway bridge somewhat like this one. Both of those have control points East of the bridge as this one is over the control point. Maybe I will find the location again and will then know!

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Figured it out -- or remembered, YMMV. You are looking at West Naples, ID. Ima above because there is another vehicle bridge just east that allows pix like this one.


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Couple more if I may:
West portal Cascade Tunnel. I suspect the first one is with the SFn1 and it focused on the smoke instead of the big orange thing. No time to regroup and get another - dang!
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In fact, the above pix was just after they installed the 2nd fan ( East portal ). I happened to be up there for the first movement through. When the tunnel is clear of any smoke or trains you can see sunlight looking East from the West Portal ( up hill almost 8 miles away ). When a movement comes in the fan's are not running. After the whole train gets into the tunnel, they close the door on the East portal and turn the fans on. Headlight dis-appeared because of the smoke going by. Remember hearing the crew bitching on the scanner. They do have O2 masks onboard if needed. Probably more or less for stall-outs which should not happen West Bound as they are going down hill. Been awhile since I have been up there and I think that they turn on one fan as soon as power enters the tunnel to prevent the above. It is quite a wind storm at the West Portal!

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Spectacular shots!!!

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