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UP Railroad North Coast Forwarder meets the Hinkle Lumber at Blaser, ID

UP Railroad North Coast Forwarder meets the Hinkle Lumber at Blaser, ID UP North Coast Forwarder meets the Hinkle Lumber at Blaser

Extra 3033 East is stopped at Blaser on November 8, 1976 meeting train NCF (North Coast Forwarder). This is the end of double track. The North Coast Forwarder handles TOFC, autos, and other hot manifest traffic for Portland and Seattle. Note that a Fast 40 (engine 8060) is on the point. The elevation here is 5,150 feet. Continuous welded rail would be installed here the next year. Disk 18