Shasta Route Traffic(s)

 

·         Passenger

Amtrak 11 and 14 (the Coast Starlight) cover the entire distance. Regional trains run between Los Angeles and Goleta (with one service extended to San Luis Obispo), between San Jose and Sacramento (with some services extended to Roseville and Colfax), and between Eugene and Seattle.

·         Intermodal

North of Roseville, the Shasta Route forms part of the former SP, now UP, "I-5 Corridor", along which runs high priority freights, many of them intermodal, between Los Angeles and Portland, OR (and on to Seattle, WA).

In 1990/91, SP intermodal trains observed on this route included:
OAPTF (Oakland to Portland Forwarder, mostly intermodal)
PTOAT (Portland to Oakland Trailers)

In 1994/5, the following SP trains (among others?) traveled over this route:
LABRF (and the reverse?) between Los Angeles and Brooklyn Yard, Portland
LACFX (and a reverse operation?), the Coast Forwarder eXpress.
LAPCX (originates LA) and PTPCX (originates Portland): the Pacific Coast eXpress.
PTLAF (and the reverse?) between Portland and Los Angeles

In August 1996, SP intermodal trains observed on this route included:
LAPCX (originates LA) and PTPCX (originates Portland): the Pacific Coast eXpress.
PTLAF (and the reverse?) between Portland and Los Angeles
PTOAT and the reverse?) between Portland and Oakland
Swift Roadrailers between Brooklyn Yard (Portland) and City of Industry Yard (LA)

In 1999, the following UP trains (among others?) traveled over on this route:
IBRCI (and the reverse?) the Swift Roadrailers between Brooklyn Yard (Portland) and                                                                                            City of Industry Yard (LA)
ZBRLC and ZLCBR (ex-PCX trains) between Brooklyn Yard and LATC
ZLCSE and ZSELC between LATC and Seattle (new trains since the UP/SP merger)

In 2002, the following UP trains were observed on this line:
IPDPZ baretable from Portland (Albina) to Perez, CA (6431 ft.)

·        Coal

 

·         Steel

 

·         Automotive

 

·         Grain

 

·         Chemicals

 

·         Oil and other tanks

 

·         General Merchandise

North of Roseville, the Shasta Route forms part of the former SP, now UP, "I-5 Corridor", along which runs high priority freights, many of them intermodal, between Los Angeles and Portland, OR (and on to Seattle, WA).

In 1990/91, SP manifests observed on this route included:
EUESM (and the reverse?) between Eugene and East St. Louis (Alton & Southern Yard)
JRCIP between Portland, OR and City of Industry for James River Paper
MERVM and RVMEM (between Roseville and Medford, OR over the Siskiyou line)
PTLAF (and the reverse?) between Portland and Los Angeles
RVEUM (and the reverse?) between Roseville and Eugene
WCEUM (and the reverse?) between West Colton and Eugene

In 1994/5, the following SP trains (among others?) traveled over this route:
EUWCM and WCEUM between Eugene and West Colton
EUWCQ and WCEUQ between Eugene and West Colton
EUDOQ (and the reverse?) between Eugene and Dolores Yard (near LA/LB Harbor)
WCBNM (and the reverse?) between West Colton and points on the Burlington Northern
WCPTM (and the reverse?) between West Colton and Portland

In August 1996, SP intermodal trains observed on this route included:
EURVM (and the reverse?) between Eugene and Roseville
EUWCM and WCEUM between Eugene and West Colton
EUWCQ and WCEUQ between Eugene and West Colton
EUWSM (and the reverse?) between Eugene Warm Springs
WCKFM (and the reverse?) between West Colton and Klamath Falls

In 1999, the following UP trains (among others) traveled on this route:
MEUWC and MWCEU between Eugene and West Colton
MPDWC and MWCPD between Portland and West Colton

In 2002, the following UP trains were observed on this line:
MRVHK (and the reverse?) between Roseville and Hinkle
MRVPD (and the reverse?) between Roseville and Portland (Albina),  90 cars, 5270 ft., 3 locos
MWCEU (and the reverse?) between West Colton and Eugene, 110axles, 3 locos
MWCPD (and the reverse?) between West Colton and Portland (Albina), 4292 ft., 3 locos
QEDRV (and the reverse?) between Eastport, ID (from CP) and Roseville,
                                                                             3818 ft., 4 locos two of which were DPU
QPDRV (and the reverse?) between Portland (Albina) and Roseville, 4118 ft., 286 axles, 8 locos

·        Local Peddlers

 

Portland to Seattle

·         Passenger

Amtrak 11 and 14 (the Coast Starlight) cover the entire distance. Regional trains run between Eugene and Seattle. There are plans for “Sounder” commuter trains between Seattle and Tacoma.

·         Intermodal

In 2002, the following UP trains were observed on this line:
Z-SEME (and the reverse?) between Seattle and Memphis

·         General Merchandise

In 2002, the following BNSF trains were observed on this line:
M-TACPAS (and the reverse?) between Tacoma and Pasco