A couple of SD40-2's move light to Willbridge Yard. They will probably be added to the Pasco bound manifest. Most of the power from Pasco, Wa comes west to Vancouver, Wa for servicing.
The infamous Lake Yard Transfer meets a Chicago-bound intermodal making up its train.
The scarlet paint of former SP 9721 has held up pretty dam well over the years. Notice the sad heart on the left flank of the nose.
Back to Basics. On a fine Portland Sunday we see typical power at Willbridge Yard. GN 3613 was built as BN 388 in 1972. It was repainted into BNSF H1 colors and has spent the majority of its time ... (more)
Some mainline UP GE and EMD power sits with yard and a local power behind the Albina Engine house. UP 1204, a former MKT GP39-2 does its best impression of a steam engine today.
663 heads back to Albany after picking up its train in Vancouver. The trio of former ATSF keeps has unfortunately been broken up after running together for a couple of weeks but 2312 still retains... (more)
The Green is good on this matched couple of Burlington Northern SD40-2s leading the daily Lake Yard Transfer. The train will switch a cut of cars out before proceeding over the Willamette to Willb... (more)
A closer look at the Brooklyn switcher. The locomotive looks something like a GP40X but it along with the slug, UPY 3002 were rebuilt in 2013 from two former Cotten Belt GP40's by RELCO Locomotive... (more)
Early morning at the Albina Engine house. On the back tracks foreground we see UP 5212 which seems to have its hand rails damaged in some sort of incident. Located behind the SD70M is UPY 3001, La... (more)
A freighter from Willbridge Yard passes over the Willamette River on a warm late spring day.
Switching duties in Albina with a SP style light package and a SD40-2
Unfortunately after two weeks of sun, SP 4449 was brought out of the engine house for Train Day in Portland under all to familiar gray skies.
It's a fairly typical scene on a weekday in Downtown Portland. Pedestrians finding a second to cross the busy streets, cars waiting their turn at one of the many stoplights, and a light rail train... (more)
An eastbound Blue Line train pulls into the Yamhill District station before making the turn onto 1st Avenue in Downtown Portland
A quick break during an early spring storm allows for a shot of this JB Hunt train entering the intermodal terminal in