• The Beckwurth Fire And The Pass

  • Discussion about the Union Pacific operations past and present. Official site can be found here: UPRR.COM.
Discussion about the Union Pacific operations past and present. Official site can be found here: UPRR.COM.

Moderator: GOLDEN-ARM

  by Gilbert B Norman
 
So far nothing has come to my attention that the UP has had to close the former WP Beckwurth Pass, but as this fire with same name remains uncontrolled, it is likely a disruption will occur.

Considering the former SP Shasta Route is closed account fire damage to a bridge and is not estimated to reopen until Sep 1, I would think both the Central Pacific and WP would be "overflowing" with rerouted traffic. Now I would think to lose the WP to this fire will make for "problems".

Think "Wally World Rain Checks" in kids stockings come this Xmas.