In less than 24 hours, if the schedule holds, the first train will cross the new Sound Transit Tacoma bridge. The old 4 steel beam bridge across G street has been dismantled, along with the Milw... (more)
Lonbg-Hood Forward on the UPAmtrak Cascades train 504 rejoins the mainline as it departs the Tacoma passenger station about a half-hour late on January 23, 2017. This train ... (more)
I believe this is the first Charger (Siemens SC44) to operate on a train on the West Coast. Here the 4611 destined for service with IDOT, pulls a test train with AMTK 467 on the tail end. It wi... (more)
The mid-day Sounder has the honor of being the last train (revenue) to cross the historic 80 year old Milwaukee S Curve trestle.
Locomotive is actually an EMD F59PH.
In a single l... (more)
It's 2am, and I've been standing in the rain for 45 minutes all setup waiting for the last freight train to cross the 80 year old Historic Milwuakee S Curve trestle. Even with really good intel, ... (more)
The new mid-day Sounder, crosses the historic Milwaukee S Curve trestle, on its way to Seattle. The days are getting short for the trestle now, with only a week or two to go before the bridge is i... (more)
Unit Train in TacomaA Union Pacific unit train of RUSX tank cars passes the Amtrak station in Tacoma, Washington, on January 23, 2017. Canadian Pacific ES44AC 8870 is on the point ... (more)
A P42DC leads an Amtrak Cascades train into Tacoma.
An eastbound freight passes through Tacoma, Wa. with a Union Pacific SD45 leading. Note the classic two digit road number.
The future is under construction! We are looking at the Sound Transit Tacoma Dome Station and the second train of the evening is disgorging it's Tacoma based clientele, while under the bright lig... (more)
The new "Early" Sounder, train 1507, crosses G Street on the historic Milwaukee S Curve trestle, as it approaches the Tacoma Dome Station.
It won't be long now, before trains are us... (more)
MILW 305, a late phase GP9 looks pretty dapper in its original scheme as it waits for its next assignment at Milwaukee Road's Tacoma Tide Flats yard 13 months before the demise of western extensio... (more)
A train is worked at the Tacoma Export Marketing Company facility.
NB grain passes the Temco facility and switchers.
Meet Tacoma Rail's newest locomotive. TMBL 2316, one of the first GP23ECO's. Built by Progress Rail just across the road in Tacoma. This is a "trade-in" for TR's GP20 2006. Sharing... (more)