Southbound BNSF manifest is digging in for the 1.3-1.4% grade out of Bend it'll be encountering in less than a mile.
Northbound UP "Z train" rolls down the 1.8% Cascade Line in Oregon.
BNSF's southbound H-PASBAK is making 25mph as it is mid-way up the 11 mile, 1.2-1.4% grade south of Bend, OR, on the BNSF's Oregon Trunk Subdivision.
Southbound H-PASBAK is making 25mph as it crests Lava Butte Summit, 11 miles south of Bend, OR.
Splitting the basalt columns west of Bingen, WA, on a gorgeous spring evening.
Just west of Maryhill, WA, on BNSF's Fallbridge Subdivision along the Columbia River.
Rounding the curves just west of Maryhill just before sunset.
A westbound manifest splits the basalt columns between Lyle and Bingen, WA.
A southbound ballast train crests the grade at Lava Butte Summit, 11 miles south of Bend, OR.
Climbing the 1.5% grade from South Junction to Madras with just "some" help from the assisting Amtrak P42.
Just starting it's return trip from Bend to Portland, OR. Freezing a.m. temps resulted in lots of steam!