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    Default Cajon Pass - On Fire

    I just saw this on my local news, I dont know how much it's affecting the RR's, but they said Cajon Pass is on fire(due to wildfires). They didnt go any further than showing a clip of trees burning and a substitle saying it was Cajon Pass. Just thought I'd bring it to attention of this fourm.

    If anyone has any further news, or I've made a mistake, please enlighten me.


    Thanks


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    Well i dont live in Colorado i live in Nebraska ( yes we know bout the Colorado fires! LOL ) and i think it is going to be a bad one! its not that far from Denver! If the fire does reach Cajon Pass it probly wont get the tracks and if it does! well the chemicals they put the ties into makes it more fire proof!
    but even if they do burn all that will burn would be
    ties
    wooden tresels!
    and some other miscl equipment



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    Default RE: Cajon Pass - On Fire

    As a resident of Sydney the footage I saw felt very familiar. I hope and pray that no more homes are lost and heaven forbid any lives.

    All the best to anyone on the Denver area at the moment, and if you see a firefighter, thank them.......


    Adam

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    Default RE: Cajon Pass - On Fire

    Umm hate to inform you but the "stuff" they put on railroad ties isn't for fire-proofing.It's to keep them from rotting out as quickly.Railroad ties will burn and burn hot.

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    Default RE: Cajon Pass - On Fire

    And to clarify, Cajon Pass is in Southern California not Colorado.

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    Wait a minute......so what you're saying is, bcdef provided us with inaccurate information? I for one refuse to believe it. He's never lead us astray before, so I'm throwing my money in bcdef's corner. That man-boy is a treasured vault of precious railroad knowledge, and I pledge my support and unwaivering loyalty.
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    Default RE: Cajon Pass - On Fire

    thanks!
    ever sence i was a little boy i did nothing else but learn about trains! every one calls me the train freak!
    i think they mix chemicals to make it rot slower and be more fire proof!
    so its A MIX!


    Union Pacific railorad is the the best railroad in the world!
    if we want it to stay like that we better pay tribute!
    Union Pacifc Railroad has ben around longer then any other MAJOR railroad. UP is the best MIX of all railroad stuff.

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    Default RE: Cajon Pass - On Fire

    !
    >i think they mix chemicals to
    >make it rot slower and
    >be more fire proof!
    >so its A MIX!

    Chemicals to rot slower, yes!
    But NOT fireproofing. The chemical to slow rotting is...CREOSOTE.

    Creosote burns hot, stinky, and really smoky. Ever see someone burn a railroad tie???

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    Default RE: Cajon Pass - On Fire

    Cajon Pass is in S. Cali cause I was there once and I know a lil about it. So bcdef is wrong on one account.



    and the ties I have no clue about, but I assume the cemicals are to prevent rotting not to make them fire proof.


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    Default RE: Cajon Pass - On Fire

    Judd Spittler has some pictures up on his website - http://www.juddspittler.com/cajonfire/

    I found the link in a post made by Judd.



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