BN 4361, an Alco C636 revs up to head out of Cook Siding on the Washington side of the Columbia River. The eastbound train headed from Vancouver, WA to Wishram has just met two westbound freights ... (more)
A westbound BNSF train exits Drano Tunnel on a rainy evening. The Drano tunnel is an unlined tunnel cut through a large rock outcrop which can be seen in this photo.
BN 4361, a rare Alco C636, waits on its eastbound freight at Cook siding along the Columbia River while a westbound freight rushes by. The train held for two westbounds before continuing on to Wis... (more)
BNSF C44-9CW #4987 travels over the fill at Drano Lake, just east of Cooks on a mostly cloudy Spring morning. A Z-train headed west can be seen in the far background on the right.
An eastbound BNSF freight is about to duck under Hwy. 14 and into one of the tunnels in the Cooks area. I enjoyed this vantage point while waiting for SP 4449.
SP 4449 heads east to Wishram as seen from across the Columbia River near Hood River, OR. The scenery around here certainly makes a big 4-8-4 and passenger train look small. The wind surfer was ... (more)
CN power on a Powder River Basin coal train head down river toward Portland. Finding CN power on a PRB train in the Gorge is a rarity, but a welcome find while waiting for SP 4449.