BNSF: A casual approach to railroad safety / NorthwestCitizen, John Servais

A coal train of over 100 loaded rail cars going north above Clayton Beach on Bellingham Bay with dangerous erosion on 40 foot bluff supporting rails.

Mon, Apr 04, 2016, 8:17 pm  //  John Servais

The coal train in the photo above is heading north along Bellingham Bay just above Clayton Beach.

Notice how it  seems to overhang the sandy bluff?  That is because the bluff has been eroding toward the track and is now within a couple feet of the track ballast, as can be seen in photos below this article.

These photos show the erosion of the 40 foot bluff that supports the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks about five miles south of Bellingham.  The bluff is entirely made of sand laid down by natural geologic processes and is gradually eroding. […]

Read John’s complete article on NorthwestCitizen here.

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