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This section comes courtesy of Dave Sprau.

GN Dispatchers Train Order Book for Monday, December 10, 1956; district Wenatchee to Seattle - selected orders.

This was the aftermath of a bad storm resulting in closure of GN, NP, and Milwaukee lines. GN got their Cascade line open first, and not only handled their mail trains 27 and 28 (Normally truncated at Spokane except during Christmas mail season), operating same as sections of various other GN trains, but also handled NP 2 due out Seattle 12/9 and also handled Milwaukee 15 due into Seattle and Milwaukee 16 due out of Seattle on 12/10. This is how the GN dispatchers put it all together, and made it work.

Later on Dec 10 when the NP re-opened, it ran its remaining passenger trains via the SP&S; that's why there is only one NP detour on here.

I might add, and not smugly, that this was all in a days' work back then...

Westward Timetable Superiority is in effect. Train Order Number is followed by address, station call letters (and initial de-coding of call letters) for station issued, followed by "Complete" time:

Third trick - Dispatcher Fred Frahm:

252 [dated 12/9] C&E Second 3 WC (Wenatchee) 
C&E Yard Engs WC 1135pm
C&E Extra 436D West KY (Skykomish) 1155pm
C&E Extra 711 East JN (Everett) 1155pm
C&E extra NP 5401D west - SH (Snohomish) 537am 12/10 

Second 3 eng unknown run two 2 hours forty 40 minutes late Wenatchee to Everett.

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201 C&E Extra 436D West KY 1210am
C&E Eng 711 JN 1217am

Eng 711 run extra Everett to Wenatchee meet extra 436D West at Gold Bar. No 5 No 32 and No 4 have passed Everett.
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202 C&E Work Extra 621 KY 120am
Work extra 621 protect against psgr extra NP 6504A East after two fifty 250am On order No 239 of Dec 9. (signed by Condr Micone)
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203 C&E Second 3 WC 
C&E No 31 WC 221am
C&E First 3 KY 235am
C&E Eng NP 6504A JN 247am 

Eng NP 6504A run psgr extra Everett to Wenatchee meet First 3 eng 357A at
Reiter
Meet Second 3 eng 361C and No 31 Eng 261A at Scenic
No 5 No 32 and No 4 have passed Everett
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204-205-206 - Annulments of previous orders having no bearing here. Future such order numbers, as well as orders containing solely a check of first class trains for yard engines, will be skipped.
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# 207 (addresses and complete times skipped- order abbreviated somewhat) 

Approx time 500am - 
Eng 621 works extra 610am until 610pm between Leavenworth and Goldbar
Parson Crane 5 works extra 610am until 410pm between Skykomish and Baring
High Car X838 works extra 610am until 610pm between Skykomish and Scenic 
High Car R1875 work extra 730am until 410pm between Leavenworth and
Skykomish
Eng 603 works extra 830am until 610pm between Monroe and Snohomish
Clear psgr extra NP 6504A east and extra 711 east 
not protecting against extra trains except protect against 
Extra 470A east and psgr extra CMSTP&P 2428 West after 1010am
Extra 317A west after 1110am
Extra 434A east between Skykomish and Leavenworth after 1110am
Extra 309A west after 210pm
Extra 410D West and extra 611 East after 430pm


No 4 First 3 Psgr extra NP 6504A east and Extra 711 East have passed Skykomish. 
No 3 and No 31 have passed Skykomish
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#209 C&E Eng NP 5401A - SH 531am
Eng NP 5401A run extra Snohomish Jct to Lowell
No 4 and First 3 have passed Snohomish
This order is annulled at six fifty 650am


Transfer at 701am to dispatcher Dean E. Hanna

212 C&E No 5 WC 915am
C&E No 6 JN 921am 

No 6 Eng 268A meet No 5 eng 277B at Merritt
No 3 and No 31 have passed Everett
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213 C&E Eastward Trains KY 950am
C&E Eng 620 WC 955am

Eng 620 run extra Wenatchee to Skykomish has right over eastward trains
Wenatchee to Skykomish This order to Eastward trains at Skykomish
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214 C&E Extra 620 West - WC

Work extra 663 Work extra 624 Work extra R 1815 Work extra X 838 and Work Extra PC5 protect against extra 620 west instead of extra CMSTP&P 2428 west after ten ten 1010am in order No 207.
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#215 C&E Westward trains KY 927am
C&E Eng 603 JN
C&E ditcher X1843 JN 1047am

Engs 603 and ditcher x 1843 run as two 2 extras Everett to Skykomish have right over westward trains Everett to Skykomish. This order to westward trains at Skykomish . All first class trains due at Everett at or before ten thirty 1030am have passed.

216 C&E extra 663 East JN 1047am 

Eng 663 instead of ditcher x 1843 in order No 215
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219 C&E extra 603 East JN 1106am 
Work extra 663 and work extra PC5 protect against extra 603 east instead
of extra 470A east in order No 207
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222 C&E No 6 Ky 1259pm
opr WC
C&E First 5 WC
C&E Second 5 WC 108pm 

Order No 212 is annulled. No 6 eng 268A meet First 5 eng 277B at Scenic
and meet Second 5 eng CMSTP&P 2428 at Berne
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223 C&E No 6 Ky 101pm
C&E Yard Engs WC 103pm
No 6 eng 268A run two 2 hours late Scenic to Wenatchee
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224 C&E Eng 277B WC 
C&E Eng CMSTP&P 2428 WC 106pm 
Engs 277B and CMSTP&P 2428 run as First and Second 5 Wenatchee to
Seattle
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225 Opr KY 122pm

Order No 213 is annulled
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227 C&E First 5 CH
C&E Second 5 CH (Leavenworth) 131pm
C&E No 6 SN (Scenic) 132pm

Order No 222 is annulled. No 6 eng 268A meet First 5 eng 277B at Merritt and Meet Second 5 eng CMSTP&P 2428 at Winton Second 5 take siding.
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228 C&E Eng 620 Ky 154pm 
Eng 620 run extra Skykomish to Wenatchee
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229 C&E First 5 SN 
C&E Second 5 SN 157pm 
C&E Extra 434A east KY
C&E Extra 620 east KY 157pm 

First 5 eng 277B and Second 5 eng CMSTP&P 2428 meet Extra 434A east and extra 620 East at Scenic. This order to First and Second 5 at Scenic.
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230 C&E Eng 434A KY 159pm
Eng 434A run extra Skykomish to Cashmere. All first class trains due at Skykomish at or before one thirty 130pm have passed. 
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231 C&E Extra 663 East -GO (Grotto) Signed condr Griffiths -209pm
That part of order No 215 reading 
has right over Westward trains Everett to Skykomish is annulled.

232 C&E First 5 Ky 212pm
C&E Extra 663 East GO 212pm
First 5 eng 277B wait at Skykomish until three thirty 330pm for extra 663 East. This order to First 5 at Skykomish. 
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233 Opr Ky - 215pm
Order No 215 is annulled.
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234 C&E Work extra R 1875 CK (Merritt) 221pm signed by engr Bland
Order No 207 is annulled. High car R 1875 run extra Merritt to Leavenworth.
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235 C&E Westward extra trains CH 224pm
C&E extra R 1875 east CK 224pm

Extra R 1874 East has right over westward extra trains Merritt to Leavenworth. This order to westward extra trains at Leavenworth.
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236 C&E Work extra PC 5 KY 231pm signed by Condr Hostetter
C&E Work extra 621 KY signed by condr Penrod
C&E work extra X 838 KY signed by engr Jonas Patterson 
C&E Work extra 663 KY signed by condr Micone
Order No 207 is annulled.
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237 C&E Westward trains CH 242pm
C&E Eastward extra trains JN 233pm
C&E Eastward extra trains KY
C&E Eng 603 KY 244pm

Eng 603 works extra two forty 240pm until seven ten 710pm between Scenic and Skykomish clears extra 434A east and extra 620 east not protecting against extra trains except protect against extra 472A west after five fifty 550pm and extra 438A east after six ten 610pm. All first class trains due at Skykomish at or before two thirty 230pm have passed.
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238 C&E Eastward extra trains JN 259pm
C&E Westward extra trains CH 301pm 
C&E Westward extra trains orig KY
C&E Eng 621 KY 301pm 

Eng 621 works extra 250pm until 910pm between Skykomish and Gold Bar
clears extra 663 east not protecting against extra trains except protect
against
Extra 663 west after 330pm
extra 438A east after 530pm 
and Extra 472A West after 610pm
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239 Opr SN 310pm

Order No 229 is annulled
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Transfer 300pm To T.P. Simpson


240 Opr CH 321pm 

Order No 235 is annulled.
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241 C&E Eng 269A JN 336PM 
Eng 269A display signals and run as First 32 Everett to Wenatchee
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242 C&E First 5 GO 341pm
C&E Extra 438A East JN 343pm

First 5 Eng 277B wait at Sultan until four thirty five 435pm 
Monroe four forty five 445pm for extra 438A east
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243 C&E Second 5 KY X'd by Opr Ella Carter 342pm Completed 347pm 
C&E Extra 438A East JN 343pm
Second 5 eng CMSTP&P 2428 Wait at Gold Bar until Four Fifty 450pm Sultan Four Fifty Five 455pm for extra 438A east.
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244 C&E Work extra 621 GO 346pm 
C&E Extra 438A East GB (Gold Bar) [not repeated]

Work extra 621 protects against extra 438A east between Gold Bar and Skykomish after four fifty 450pm instead of after five thirty 530pm
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245 Addresses skipped - order went to "everybody"

Second 32 Engine unknown run Four 4 Hours Twenty 20 Minutes late Everett to Wenatchee.
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246 C&E Eng 438A JN 351pm 

Eng 438A run extra Everett to Wenatchee No 3 No 31 and No 6 have Passed Everett.
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247 - Voided - not used.
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248 C&E First 5 GB (Goldbar)
C&E Second 5 GB 404pm 
First 5 Eng 277B and Second 5 eng CMSTP&P 2428 reverse positions as First and Second 5 Monroe to Seattle. First 5 eng 277B take siding at Monroe.
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249 C&E First 5 GB
C&E Second 5 GB
Orders No 242 and No 243 are annulled.
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250 C&E First 5 RO (Monroe) 
C&E Second 5 RO 414 PM 
C&E First 32 JN 

First 32 Eng 269A meet First 5 eng CMSTP&P 2428 at Pacific Avenue meet
Second 5 Eng 277B at Snohomish. First 32 take siding at Pacific Avenue 
Second 5 take siding at Snohomish
No 3 and No 31 have passed Everett.
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251 C&E Extra 434A East OM(Cashmere) 
C&E Extra 620 East OM 424pm 
C&E Eng 472A WC 425pm 

Eng 472A run extra Wenatchee to Everett
meet extra 434A east at Cashmere 
meet extra 620 East at Monitor.
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253 C&E First 32 JN 434pm
C&E Second 5 RO 435pm 
First 32 Eng 269A meet Second 5 eng 277B at Pacific Avenue instead of Snohomish. First 32 take siding at Pacific Avenue. 
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254 C&E First 32 JN 442pm
C&E Extra 472A west OM 443pm 
First 32 eng 269A wait at Berne until six fifty 650pm Merritt seven naught two 702pm for extra 472A west.
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255 C&E Westward extra trains RO 448pm 
C&E Eng NP 5401A - W (Lowell) 

Eng NP 5401A run extra Lowell to Snohomish Jct has right over westward extra trains Lowell to Snohomish Jct No 31 and No 6 have passed Lowell.
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256 C&E Extra 438A east JN 516pm 
C&E Extra 611 West WC 517pm 

Extra 438A east has right over extra 611 west Everett to Wenatchee and
wait at Leavenworth until eight ten 810pm Cashmere eight thirty 830pm 
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257 C&E extra 622 East JN 518pm
C&E Extra 611 West WC 519pm 

Extra 611 east meet extra 622 west at Skykomish
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258 C&E Etra 450D west WC 519pm
C&E Extra 611 West WC

Extra 620 East has right over extra 450D West and Extra 611 west Cashmere to Wenatchee
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259 C&E Eng 611 WC 521pm

Eng 611 run extra Wenatchee to Everett

260 C&E Eng 450D WC 521pm 

Eng 450D run extra Wenatchee to Everett.
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261 C&E First 32 Ro 526pm
C&E Yard Eng WC 527pm
C&E Extra 450D west WC
C&E Extra 611 West WC 

First 32 eng 269A wait at Dryden until seven fifty 750pm
Cashmere seven fifty five 755pm
Monitor Seven fifty nine 759pm


262 C&E First 32 R) 531pm
C&E Extra 663 West KY 532pm
First 32 eng 269A wait at Gold Bar until five fifty three 553pm 
Reiter five fifty nine 559pm
Index six ten 610pm
Baring six twenty 620pm

263 C&E First 32 RO 536pm 
C&E Extra 450D West WC 537pm

First 32 eng 269A wait at Winton until seven thirty five 735pm
Leavenworth seven fifty one 751pm 
Cashmere eight naught five 805pm for extra 450D west
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264 C&E First 32 RO 541pm
C&E Extra 472A West CH 542pm 

Order No 254 is annulled. First 32 Eng 269A wait at Scenic until Seven Naught Five 705pm 
Berne Seven Twenty 720pm For extra 472A west
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265 C&E Extra 472A west CH 543pm
C&E Extra 450D West OM 544PM
C&E Extra 438A East JN 545PM 

Extra 438A East meet extra 472A west at Scenic meet extr5a 450D west at Berne

266 C&E Extra 663 West KY 547pm
C&E Extra 438A east JN 549pm

Extra 663 West meet extra 438A east at Reiter
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267 C&E Extra 663 West KY 548PM 
C&E Extra 622 East JN 550pm 

Extra 663 west has right over extra 622 east Skykomish to Everett and
wait at Sultan until Seven Naught One 701pm 
Monroe Seven Fifteen 715pm for extra 622 east
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268 C&E Eng 663 KY 551pm 

Eng 663 run extra Skykomish to Everett.
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269 C&E Eng 438A JN 554pm 

Eng 438A run extra Everett to Wenatchee. No 31 No 5 No 6 and First 32 have Passed Everett.
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270 C&E Eng 663 JN 606pm
Eng 663 run extra Everett to Wenatchee. No 31 No 5 No 6 and First 32 Have passed Everett.
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271 C&E Eng 622 JN 608pm 

Eng 622 run extra Everett to Wenatchee. No 31 No 5 No 6 and First 32 have passed Everett.
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272 C&E Extra 472A West SN 606pm
C&E Extra 450D West SN 
C&E Extra 622 East JN 617pm

Extra 472A West and extra 450D West have right over extra 622 east Wenatchee to Everett and wait at Skykomish until eight thirty 830pm
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273 C&E First 32 SN
C&E Extra 450D West OM 

First 32 Eng 269A wait at Merritt until seven thirty 730pm
Winton Seven Forty 740pm instead of seven thirty five 735pm for extra 450D west
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274 C&E First 32 SN 656pm
C&E Extra 450D west CH 657pm 

Order No 273 is annulled. First 32 eng 269A wait at Winton until Seven Forty Five 745pm for extra 450D west.
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275 C&E EXtra 438A East KY 702pm
C&E Extra 450D west CK 702pm 

Extra 450D west meet extra 438A east at Scenic instead of Berne
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276 C&E Extra 438A east KY 708pm
C&E Extra 472A west SN 

Extra 438A east meet extra 472A west at Skykomish instead of Scenic. 
This order to extra 438A east at Skykomish. Extra 438A east take siding.
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277 C&E Extra 472A west SN 711pm
C&E Extra 622 East RO 712pm

Extra 472A west wait at Grotto until eight thirty five 835pm
Baring eight forty five 845pm 
Index eight fifty five 855pm
Reiter nine naught five 905pm for extra 622 east
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278 C&E Extra 450D West SN 715pm
C&E Extra 622 East RO 716pm
Extra 450D West wait at Skykomish until nine naught five 905pm
Grotto nine ten 910pm 
Baring nine eighteen 918pm
Index nine thirty 930pm
Reiter nine forty 940pm 
For extra 622 East
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279 C&E Second 32 JN 721pm 
C&E Extra 663 east RO 722pm
C&E Extra 622 east RO 
Second 32 engine unknown wait at Everett until nine naught one 901pm
Lowell nine naught six 906pm
Snohomish nine twelve 912pm 
Gold Bar nine thirty one 931pm
Reiter nine thirty seven 937pm
Index nine forty seven 947pm
Baring nine fifty seven 957pm
Grotto ten naught two 1002pm
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280 C&E Second 32 JN 725pm
C&E Extra 472A West SN 726pm 

Extra 472A west has right over Second 32 Engine unknown Merritt to Skykomish.
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281 - Waiting times Leavenworth and Peshastin on extra 438A east for extra 611 West.
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282 C&E Work extra 621 KY 746pm 
Opr KY Signed by Condr Micone engr Zueger

Orders No 236 No 237 and No 238 are annulled.
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283 C&E Extra X622 east RO 748pm

Order No 238 is annulled.
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284 thru 288 - Various annulments addressed to operators, of Orders 237 238 250 255 

289 C&E Extra 472A West KY 819pm 
C&E Extra 622 East Ro 820pm

Order No 277 is annulled. Extra 472A west wait at Index until nine ten
910pm
Reiter nine twenty five 925pm 
Gold Bar nine thirty 930pm for extra 622 east
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290 C&E Extra 450D west SN 
C&E Extra 622 East RO 

Order No 278 is annulled. Extra 450D west wait at Skykomish until Nine
Thirty 930pm 
Grotto Nine Thirty Five 935pm 
Baring Nine Forty Five 945pm for extra 622 East.
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291 Various addresses - [Everybody gets it] - approx 835pm.

Second 32 Engine CMSTP&P 2430 run five 5 hours ten 10 mins late Lowell to Merritt Five 5 hours late Merritt to Wenatchee

292 C&E Eng CMSTP&P 2430 - JN 836pm 

Eng CMSTP&P 2430 Run as Second 32 Everett to Wenatchee. No 5 has passed Everett.
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293 C&E Second 32 JN X'd by Opr B H Manley 843pm Complete 845pm 
C&E Extra 472A west KY 844pm
C&E Extra 450D West SN 845pm 

Second 32 Eng CMSTP&P 2430 meet extra 472A west at Monroe and extra 450D west at Gold Bar. Second 32 take siding at Monroe and Gold Bar.
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294 C&E No 4 JN 958pm
Opr JN
C&E Extra 450D west RO 959pm

Extra 450D west has right over No 4 eng unknown Monroe to Everett Jct
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295 C&E First 3 WC 1001pm
C&E First 4 JN 1002pm 
C&E Second 4 JN 

First 3 eng 280A meet First 4 eng 361C at Winton and Second 4 eng 359A at Merritt. No 5 has passed Everett.
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296 C&E Second 3 WC
C&E No 31 WC 1004pm 
C&E First 4 JN 1004pm 
C&E Second 4 JN 

First 4 eng 361C and Second 4 eng 359A have right over Second 3 Eng 358C and No 31 eng 271A Everett to Crossover No 4 Wenatchee.
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297 C&E First 3 WC 1007pm
C&E Second 32 KY 1008pm 

First 3 eng 280A meet Second 32 eng CMSTP&P 2430 at Monitor. First 3 take siding.
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298 C&E Second 3 WC 1009pm
C&E No 31 WC 
C&E Second 32 KY 

Second 32 Eng CMSTP&P 2430 has right over Second 3 eng 358C and No 31 Eng 278A Skykomish to Crossover No 4 Wenatchee.
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299 C&E Eng 280 A WC 1011pm
C&E Eng 358C WC

Engs 280A and 358C run as First and Second 3 Wenatchee to Seattle


Transfer to dispatcher F J Frahm 1115pm: Figure 2nd 32 to go to Olds. On arrival service engs at Appleyard. 

302 C&E First 3 WC 1119pm
Opr WC
C&E Second 32 CK 1120pm 

Order No 297 is annulled. Second 32 eng CMSTP&P 2430 has right over First 3 eng 280A Skykomish to Olds Crossover Wenatchee.
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303 C&E Second 32 CK 1122pm
C&E Extra 611 West CH 1126pm 
Second 32 eng CMSTP&P 2430 wait at Winton until eleven fifty five 1155pm
Chumstick twelve Naught five 1205am for extra 611 West.
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304 Various addresses everywhere: 

Second 3 eng unknown run two 2 hours late Wenatchee to Everett.

The End.