Crossing Nason Creek (Gaynor) Trestle, eastbound and down in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State. The peak of Rock Mountain is barely visible above the radiator wing of the leading locomoti... (more)
GECX 2041 W s, GECX 2029 E s, BNSF 4792 E ps, BNSF 4887 W ps pulling the grade on the eastern upslope of Stevens Pass. The T-4 demonstrators were digging in and were surprisingly low decibeled, w... (more)
These are the last days for this lumber railroad, soon it will be gone, but the work continues until the mills run out of wood. One of this day's tasks was to retrieve caboose 201 from the weeds ... (more)
These are the last days for this lumber railroad, soon it will be gone, but the work continues until the mills run out of wood. Stick and Josh hold at the wye track, waiting with their carloads w... (more)
A Simpson conductor sitting in the 1201 watches us pass by in the nine-hunnert while switching carloads of lumber to interchange. With the closing of the mills in Shelton, Washington there will so... (more)
By the time these lupines fade the railroad may be gone. The end is near for Simpson Railroad operations. The owner, Simpson Lumber, LLC, has sold the mills in Shelton to Sierra Pacific Industrie... (more)
Simpson's log trains do not currently run the 10 miles to Mill 5 with waterwood. Instead, logs are moved a few hundred yards from the dock and off-loaded at a cold deck area next to the sawmill d... (more)
And the wait begins...after a trip up the hill shoving at the rear of this log train, Jerry situates the 1202 on the main while logs are removed from the loaded train parked on the pass. It may ta... (more)
After crossing the Cascade Mountains a Portland Western - Roseville creeps up to the switch to wait on Amtrak 14.
Southbound 5469, carries some road grime on its face, and ES44AC-H GE demonstrator #2022 second out. The sharp spire of 9182' Mount Thielsen rises in the distance.
An intermodal comes down out of the Cascade Mountains into the morning sunlight in Central Oregon.
The locomotive was being put to bed in its enginehouse after a morning's work on the line hauling lumber and chips from the mill out to Gilchrist Junction.
A Hinkle - Roseville manifest approaches tunnel 17 just north of Dorris, California.
A southbound manifest comes off the mountain in the morning while the Klamath Northern switcher tends to cars in the interchange.
The center cab 144 tonner is returning light from a morning run to haul forest products from the Interfor mill to Gilchrist Junction and is about 3 miles out from its home.