After emerging from out of the Cascade bore and into the sunshine, BNSF 7878 west begins its descent down the mountain. In the background US HWY 2 climbs Cowboy Mountain toward Stevens Pass. Tim... (more)
BNSF 4531 leads three more dash 9s on an eastbound Z train as it climbs the 2.2% grade to the Cascade Tunnel. The train is crossing Deception Creek running full throttle at about 20 mph. The train... (more)
The DPU for an eastbound empty coal train shoves out of West Scenic and into the 7.8-mile long Cascade Tunnel. Extra knuckles are in their respective places: one space on the left for an "F" type ... (more)
Hard not to wonder how many time this old gal has climbed this grade.
The morning eastbound Z train labors through the snow at West Scenic on Stevens Pass.
One of those "classic Scenic shots" with a bonus of snow covered trees. US 2 crosses over the rail line and climbs to Stevens Pass, curving along the mountainside in the background.
Fellow railfans shoot a westbound Z train gliding down the west side of Stevens Pass at Deception Creek. Will Holloway, owner of Iron Horse Americamore)
BNSF 5510 breathes fresh, clean air after the 30 minute descent out of the Cascade Tunnel.
A westbound grain train rolls down the hill on an overcast snowy night.
A westbound manifest glides out of the 7.8 mile long Cascade Tunnel and past an empty grain train that has been waiting for the last two hours.
You can see a photo of when the empty grain trai... (more)
A westbound intermodal train glides down the grade at Deception Creek.
Stacks meet at Scenic during some winter mountain weather in the Cascades of Washington.
Ducking under the US 2 overpass a westbound passes the east switch and the Scenic-based dozer which may be seeing some work in its near future with a snow storm blowing in over the next few days.
An eastbound empty grain train rolls to a stop before the crossing at Scenic. It sat for about two hours while snow collected in the radiator. When it took off, the thermostat opened up and you co... (more)
Cascade Tunnel; as warm air exits the Cascade Tunnel ahead of a westbound train it condenses in the freezing cold air and the dirty concoction is highlighted by the headlights. Its a reall... (more)