The 1200 called in sick today, so it's staying in the roundhouse waiting on the mechanic's attention. Something is causing it to regularly blow a fuse.
The guys spent part of the afternoon on section work in the rain and mud today installing a new frog in a switch leading to the yardage along Park Street.
Setting out center beams for the shipping department downtown last October. The railroad is currently (January, 2014) in a holding pattern since an incident on December 26th, 2013 in which a load... (more)
An empty oil can moves east bound, crossing the Wenatchee River on the west side of town. This view is from the Main Street bridge.
If you closely examine the plating on the side of the bridge you can see some faint lettering "AMERICAN BRIDGE CO.". This bridge over the Wenatchee River is a piece of the 1927-28 relocation of t... (more)
Coming down the hill, Z CHCSSE1 02A W Heading into Skykomish WA on a frosty morn.
Traversing fruit orchards of the Wenatchee River Valley, a Zee train passes over US 2 and crosses to the north side while making its way up to the pass and on to the Puget Sound region.
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)
Pulling produce through Eastern Washington wheat fields, east bound near the summit of Providence Hill on the BNSF Lakeside Sub
Moving through an ess curve at the lower end of the Sand Cut grade, the 1200 begins to dig in for the last couple miles up the hill with thirty one loads. Two other engines were helping the effor... (more)
"She won't go another further." On the Simpson Railroad at rails end, 10 miles out from the Shelton waterfront, the 1201 has pulled up on the last few yards of the former mainline, now used as a l... (more)
A mid-century like setting and a quiet summer morning on I Street in Lind, Washington (Home of the Combine Demolition Derby) until...
Westbound tanker moving across the Rowland Lake causeway along the Columbia River north bank.
M BARVAW, coming off the Oregon Trunk, nears the approach to Celilo Draw just around the bend.
The Wishram local had made a pick up at Bingen and was returning to Wishram with one center-beam load of lumber. Viewed from Chamberlain Lake Rest Area lookout above the Lyle tunnels.