A classic branch line locomotive, BN (ex-GN) NW5 No. 987 sits outside the Interbay Shops in Seattle.
Now THIS is aerial photography! While on the final approach to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on an Alaska Airlines flight from Reno, we were just exiting a low arc over downtown Seattle whe... (more)
A fairly new GE product is in the lead on this high-priority Z train from Chicago, as seen here speeding along the Puget Sound just north of Seattle, which is the train's final destination.
EMDs idle on the turntable tracks in front of their roundhouse stalls. The big 45 was built as Northern Pacific No. 3601.
BNSF 6145 and five other SD9s await their uncertain future at BNSF's Interbay roundhouse area. They wear various shades of BN green, and former BN 6122 still wears a BN logo. Joining the group is ... (more)
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.