The last thing you snowball sees. The glow above the mountains is from night ski operations at Stevens Pass and not the beautiful full moon from this weekend.
Blazing a trail across the Alaskan wilderness.
Spring time in the Palouse! The wheat is starting to green our otherwise brown hills. In a few months, the hills will be nothing but bright gold. Bennett Lumber has loaded a record 15 centerbeam c... (more)
The final days for a veterans touch. Les Hancock, after nearly 35 years as a clerk for BN, BNSF, Watco, and finally, the Washington & Idaho Railway, takes the last count of cars for his career. BN... (more)
Eastern Washington basalt jets upward and the Yakima River digs downward. 4 cars in latter half of the grainer are visible just around the river bend. A very lucky catch on my way back to Pullman.... (more)
The tables are set with flowers in the diner, the cook sends me a greeting, Christmas lights are strung, a gentleman awaits his loved ones, and the photographer takes a rare step in to his own pho... (more)
Two "Baby Bullets" wait for their passengers. The train on the right will depart an hour before the train on the left. This photo was published in a book "Railroads of California" by Prime Publ... (more)
This may be a wedge shot, but how many wedgies do you see with an FP9 painted in Southern Pacific coupled to a GP30? The W&I pauses in Belmont to pick up a tank car that Procor wants back.
Looking over the long hood of the '16. The tired old bell has trouble striking the sound ring these days, but still makes a wonderful sound upon contact. A sound, a ring, a melody impossible to re... (more)
With the crossing gate very noticibially gone in Edmonds, a WSDOT ferry employees flag the crossing for the Sounder as it creeps over the Main Street crossing at 5mph. The conductor on the previou... (more)
Another pleasant afternoon greets those in Eastren Washington. BNSF 4805 and some weird, black, unknown locomotive (sorry, as another person stuck on the BNSF, we don't see many non-GE's so our sp... (more)
Its a pleasant, clear night for an extended station stop just on the north side of the Oregon/California border. In a few minutes, the passengers will head back inside to continue their journey.
Dark, rainy clouds pass over the city of Portland to give way to nice, blue skies. A yellow line MAX train is less than a mile from the end of the line.
Some plow action as BNSF 4584 and as a special treat, a KCS AC4400 haul a train out of the Cascade Tunnel
WOW!!! UP 844 and SP 4449 double head on a steam special heading south towards Edmonds. It was a very good day.