An eastbound oil train sneaks around the corner through the rock outcroppings as it approaches Deception Creek trestle about three miles west of the Cascade Tunnel. Empty oil trains are now a regu... (more)
A flight of 737's are on approach to Seattle as they cross the bridge at Sunset Falls under the care of BNSF on what appears to be a beautiful Fall (DINA) afternoon. Just a few miles west lies gl... (more)
Scenic - Where the Snow was! EB intermodal led by a MAC, a rare sight these days, waiting it's turn through the Cascade tunnel, located a couple hundred feet below mine. Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa FeLocomotive: EMD SD70MACLocation: Skykomish, Washington, USALocomotive #: BNSF 9849Train ID: n/aPhoto Date: January 04, 2014
Coming down the hill, Z CHCSSE1 02A W Heading into Skykomish WA on a frosty morn.
Hoar frost has attached itself to cold metal and ground surfaces overnight in the former service and crew change point town of Skykomish. This railhead bears evidence of its Great Northern herita... (more)
Although the Silver Solarium observation dome and Silver Lariat dome car are far from the beaten path of the Califormia Zephyr route, both cars looked really nice with the Amtrak super dome car as... (more)
Rolling Meet: I had gotten word that a Z train with 2 Santa Fe SD75M's leading was coming westbound and while I waited to catch them I heard the detector to my west call out 500-some axles ... (more)
A Southbound BNSF Garbage Train with a interesting leader, CitiRail 1301.
Empty oil cans returning eastbound, ascending Stevens Pass. This location, just east of the old GN Alpine station site, is known as "Bonneville Cut" owing to the overhead power lines and impressi... (more)
From the trackside headquarters of the 4th Annual Fall colors campout, we've been monitoring the events leading up to this scene for a couple of hours. After a west bound freight passed our locati... (more)
This is their first ever run of the Rocky Mountaineer from Banff and Jasper, Alberta, Canada to Seattle has it streaks along the waterway in Edmonds. For this year, the Rocky Mountaineer are makin... (more)
BNSF 7281 leads an eastbound stack train over Nason Creek and out of the 7.8-mile long Cascade Tunnel, the longest in the United States.
At 5 o'clock in the afternoon a Tacoma bound stack train working toward the Cascade summit steps across the Nason Creek trestle. This location is about 46 rail miles west of Wenatchee.
Stalked by a black helicopter: MRL's OCS was preceded along its run from New Westminster by a black helicopter, presumably providing security oversight ahead of the train -- and perhaps pro... (more)
BNSF 7025 leads a westbound Z train through our small camping site at Gaynor, WA. A campfire is always necessary when out in the woods.
Sony NEX-5N and a Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye len... (more)