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Didn't have work today so I decided to go meet the freight train at the port. We start on Main St, which is slated to be removed with an embankment within the next decade. Caltrain #232 passes with the UP just behind.
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They pull through exactly 5 minutes behind, just enough for the preceding train to clear the block and allow control to switch the tracks onto the siding without stopping.
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easy to see why everyone wants the crossing gone, in the 10 minutes standing there I had at least three different homeless people attempt to talk to me and one of them jumped the gate. This is a popular place for suicides since nobody expects to stop short of the junction.
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brakeman hops out after crossing chestnut
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and hops out right on the switch, does it, and hops back onto the rear unit. This will be the leading unit out of the port.
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It takes approximately ~10 minutes between setting up control and getting to the port. In that time I was able to get back to my car and pull there before the train. Overall we're making good time, it's only about ~10:15 as power goes up Harbor to collect today's cars.
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It takes about ~15 minutes to lash everything together. Port Dept ~10:40. It's not a big train, more cars will be picked up at the junction for the trip out to Newark.
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Just cement today.
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from the Marina
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Easy to see why the city keeps the line around, it takes up a ton of space but the equivalent in trucks would destroy the road. I'm certain this whole setup will be more interesting after the Woodside Rd/101 project is done.
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That's it for today. I found a bitcoin sticker.
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bonus: the end of Caltrain's line at Gilroy
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Looks like a pretty good day!
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looks like you got 2/3rds of a tesla clone ("lucid") on the far right at the crossing, too
¨ No.3579

Thanks for the trip report.

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