Re: Seattle -Portland pool service
Author: Dale Martin
Date: 07-29-2007 - 13:09

Seattle-Portland pool service began in the 1920s, perhaps 1926. In the early '20s there were about ten trains a day each way, some with very similar timings.
Originally (late 1920s), I believe, five trains per day each way, including an many-stops daytime local that was gone before the mid-1950s. Overnight train lost mail contract ca. 1959 and ended. When I was very young, my family rode it northbound after getting off the Shasta Daylight in Portland.
Probably the longest train in the 1960s was UP's: northbound with connecting passengers from SP Cascade, UP City of Portland and Portland Rose; also sleeping cars off SP (and UP 105?).



Subject Written By Date/Time (PST)
  Pool Trains Sunset Express 07-29-2007 - 07:52
  Seattle -Portland pool service Dick Seelye 07-29-2007 - 11:12
  Re: Seattle -Portland pool service Dale Martin 07-29-2007 - 13:09
  Re: Seattle -Portland pool service Miles Post 07-29-2007 - 14:24
  Re: Seattle -Portland pool service Dale Martin 07-29-2007 - 18:30
  Re: Seattle -Portland pool service Ed Immel 07-30-2007 - 09:11
  NP Prairie Line / Fort Lewis Dick Seelye 07-29-2007 - 18:56
  Re: Seattle -Portland pool service Steve Thompson 07-30-2007 - 14:31
  Re: Seattle -Portland pool service Steve Smith 08-09-2019 - 04:55
  Re: Pool Trains NP to Canada 07-30-2007 - 19:28
  Re: Sumas Line (was Pool Trains) Donovan Gray 08-01-2007 - 16:02
  Re: Sumas Line (was Pool Trains) S.L. Murray 08-01-2007 - 16:53


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