UP 4490 leads a westbound double-stack train across ex-MKT tracks that normally only see coal, rock, and local trains. This and others were detouring due to extensive MoW work on the nearby ex-SP... (more)
Grain loads bound for export curve along the Columbia River Gorge, just west of Dallesport.
The Santa Fe lives on...sort of...on ex-BN tracks...and a modified Warbonnet scheme....close enough for me. An eastbound is seen popping out of one of the tunnels at the Lyle highway rest stop.
Power for the Mt. Hood Railroad can be seen at Hood River awaiting the days excursions into the surrounding countryside.
NYSW's Syracuse Turn returns to the Binghamton, NY area as a lite-power move crossing the scenic Chenango River.
An eastbound BNSF freight is about to duck under Hwy. 14 and into one of the tunnels in the Cooks area. I enjoyed this vantage point while waiting for SP 4449.
BNSF 4379 is the DPU on a westbound freight seen here about to enter one of the tunnels just west of the town of Lyle in the Columbia River Gorge.
SP 4449 heads east to Wishram as seen from across the Columbia River near Hood River, OR. The scenery around here certainly makes a big 4-8-4 and passenger train look small. The wind surfer was ... (more)
BNSF 7421 West leads another train down the Gorge, seen here from high above Wishram, WA on a Hwy. 14 pull-off as an eastbound waits to get out of the yard.
As seen from high above on the Oregon side of the Columbia River, a BNSF freight speeds east bound for Pasco, passing the Oregon Trunk bridge just west of Wishram.
BNSF 782 West leads a set of grain loads across the fill at Horsethief Lake, just west of Wishram, most likely bound for Pacific export.
BNSF 4486 West crosses the fill and bridge just west of the town of Stevenson after meeting three eastbound freights in the Columbia River Gorge. Not a bad way to spend the late afternoon/evening... (more)
An ex-Santa Fe GE bursts out of the short tunnel east of Lyle on its way to Portland. You got to love that red and silver paint.
CN power on a Powder River Basin coal train head down river toward Portland. Finding CN power on a PRB train in the Gorge is a rarity, but a welcome find while waiting for SP 4449.
BNSF 7421 leads grain loads around the famous curve at Home Valley bound for export at some Pacific Ocean port.