The American turn runs light for a few blocks down 4th Street on its return to Eugene after earlier working the Georgia Pacific paper plant at Halsey, Oregon.
Greeting the Coast Starlight which was running along a fast track tangent to 99E in the Willamette Valley.
After assembling its train at the Seneca mill the Coos Bay Rail Link 3877 (ex E&N 3877, ex PSAP 3877) prepares to depart with it on a haul to Eugene, Oregon.
Train 505, a weekend scheduled Portland to Eugene conveyance, cruises past a field between Jefferson and Millersburg, Oregon at about ten in the morning with the under-acclaimed "Mater" ... (more)
At Grotto, curving and climbing up the Skykomish River Drainage toward Stevens Pass on a bright winter morning.
Pulling stacks up the grade at The Slot on the east side of the Cascades.
With the peaks of the Cascade Crest making a pretty morning shot an eastbound stack train pulls up out of the "Merritt Sag" near Dardenelles Road crossing after having come down the moun... (more)
An eastbound empty oil train coasts downhill through "The Slot", crossing Nason Creek in a wintry mountain scene in the Cascades.
Head end of the westbound SLPCTAC122E, just moving through the 674' long Gaynor tunnel. 2½ miles uphill from here is the East Portal of the 8 mile long Cascade Tunnel. RWS and I snowshoed into t... (more)
An Omaha - Tacoma stack train rumbles out from the innards of Cowboy Mountain and into the afternoon sunshine at Scenic, Washington after pulling through the eight mile long Cascade Tunnel.
Winter maintenance on a mountain railroad; The Skykomish-based snow dozer isn't used every year but there has been a heavy accumulation of snow this season. Here it is in action, blading the berm ... (more)
Eastbound stack train coasts downgrade along Nason Creek in the Cascade Mountains east of Stevens Pass, Washington. This remote location was accessed via snowshoes.
Eastbound Z crossing the Miller River in the morning as it nears the small town of Skykomish on the west side of Stevens Pass in the Cascade Mountains.
Eastbound Union Pacific empty grain train, viewed from Ruthton Park overlook on a rainy day. Dog mountain, shrouded in low clouds, is the backdrop on the other side of the Columbia River.
One of UP's T4 yearlings leads a K-Line intermodal westbound along the Columbia River between Biggs and Celilo, Oregon.