During a quiet moment on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, an inbound train on the L Taraval line climbs away from the Pacific Ocean as the sun dips toward the horizon. The classic hills of S... (more)
Amtrak California No. 738 rushes eastward through Benicia, CA, passing one of two Class G break bulk ships in the Railroad: Amtrak CaliforniaLocomotive: EMD F59PHILocation: Bahia, California, USALocomotive #: CDTX 2009Train ID: AMTK 738Photo Date: May 29, 2010
Late on a summer afternoon, BNSF's daily Everett-Spokane manifest ascends the famous loop at Trinidad, just a few miles short of the completing the climb away from the Columbia River at Quincy.
Under a full moon, a southbound local bound for Delta Yard in Everett cruises along the shore of Samish Bay behind a quartet of Geeps which easily handle 33 cars from the industries along the Cher... (more)
Northbound at the 49th Parallel: On a gorgeous Railroad Illustrated Day in North America 2009, BNSF manifest M-LYDVBT1-03A approaches the USA-Canada border as it rolls along the shor... (more)
After dumping rain across northern Wyoming and southern Montana all morning, storm clouds are starting to break up as a loaded coal train from Spring Creek Mine struggles to climb the 1% grade out... (more)
The shores of Lake Sacajawea in eastern Washington are dominated by 600-foot-high Palouse Hills, clearly indicative of the effects the Missoula Floods had upon the landscape 13,000-15,000 years ag... (more)
Welcome to the Northwest. On the very day I arrived in Washington after leaving Indiana, I was greeted with murky skies and hours upon hours of driving in the rain. Taking a break from st... (more)
Rain continues to fall upon festively-decorated downtown Portland on the evening of New Year's Day as patrons prepare to board a Hillsboro-bound train at Mall/SW 5th Avenue Station. Following its... (more)
Anatomy of a Meet, Part 1: This is how to run a double-track railroad. The head ends of eastbound S-SEPLPC1-23K and westbound M-SPOPAS1-23A are three miles apart in this view of Providence... (more)
Anatomy of a Meet, Part 2: Westbound M-SPOPAS1-23A is now just shy of the Providence Hill summit while eastbound S-SEPLPC1-23K cruises downgrade toward a clear signal at Sand. The benefit ... (more)
Just because it's a holiday doesn't mean that Portland shuts down. An old gent strolls up Morrison Street on a wet New Year's Day as a northbound Portland Streetcar run works its way down the hil... (more)
Fellow RP contributors Mike Bjork (in the red hat) and Railroad: TriMet MAXLocomotive: Siemens SD600Location: Portland, Oregon, USALocomotive #: MAX 242Train ID: Yellow LinePhoto Date: January 01, 2010
Now Arriving: Link Light Rail from Downtown Seattle to SeaTac/Airport! reads the celebratory banner that the first revenue train from Seattle is tearing through. Dozens upon dozens ... (more)
Shortly after sunrise on a cool late-autumn morning, a northbound Central Link train approaches Mt. Baker Station on the concrete viaduct which carries the line over Martin Luther King Jr. Way.