Two of a kind.
It's alive! Not only does Balmer Yard have a deadline with SD9s, it has two that work the yard. These SD9-3s have been retrofitted with more standardized cabs and remote control equipment. I got t... (more)
I counted five SD9s that day at Balmer Yard in Seattle. Pretty remarkable that these are still on property and at least one is working the Yard. This unit was built for the Colorado & Southern in ... (more)
The first two Amtrak Cascades Chargers to arrive in the Pacific Northwest, #1400 and 1403.
A collection of used and abused EMD products that have remained at Balmer Yard for sometime. The SD9s were originally kept near the military base but had been moved recently to the roundhouse area... (more)
The Renton Rocket makes its way downtown Seattle with a load of Boeing 737 fuselages for assembly.
Sound Transit Train 1511 pulls out of the Coach Yard at Lander Street and backs down the main up to King Street Station in downtown Seattle.
An Amtrak Cascades unit leads this southbound Sounder commuter out of King Street Station. A large number of Sound Transit locomotives were down for maintenance thus the need to borrow power from ... (more)
This is another of those shots I'd always wanted and just got luck this day and stumbled upon it. It seems a bit like honorary street running and just had an incongruous charm about it.
The Empire Builder treats its passengers to a somewhat foggy morning along Puget Sound as the train arrives in Seattle, WA on its last lap from Chicago. The final 30 miles from Everett to Seattle ... (more)
An Amtrak Cascades train heads under the retractable canopy of Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners pro ball team.
A Sounder F59PHI is sandwiched by an Amtrak MP15 switcher and P42 in the Seattle Yard.
Northwest foyer of King Street Station in Seattle.
King Street Station in Seattle.