Rush hour in Wenatchee, BN style five years into the 1970 merger. Far left, a former GN caboose, still red, observes a westbound freight ready to depart on the mainline featuring the usual GP9/F7B... (more)
A vehicle train with a Grinstein MAC leader makes a snake-like climb near Trinidad on the 1% grade from Albus (Columbia River) to Quincy.
The BLUPTL makes the 1% descent from Quincy to the Columbia River via Trinidad Loop.
After making a pickup at Wallula that nearly tripled its train length, the southbound Spokane to Hinkle manifest navigates the reverse curves along the Columbia River between Wallula and Juniper, ... (more)
After a day of chasing a few trains on the Stampede and Yakima Valley sub, in mostly cloudy weather, the skies have finally cleared. The second to last train of the day rolls along the Yakima riv... (more)
Two weeks after my 15th birthday, at the end of one of the busiest days I have seen on the Ayer Sub, the third loaded grain train of the day crosses the massive Joso Bridge over the Snake River, a... (more)
Light power move passes the new cantilever signal bridge and some foamers as it makes its way towards the Colombia river draw.
A scene which was once common all over the United States is now nearly extinct-- a true logging railroad. The Simpson Timber Company operated the last true logging railroad in the US, but the rai... (more)
Recreating a scene that could have been found in the woods of Washington state in the late 50s or 60s, NP 7012A switches the yard in Mineral on a typical foggy October morning.
After working customers in Quincy the "Spud Local", based out of Wenatchee, rolls down the siding at West Quincy to wait for a meet with an approaching uphill PTLKCK V-train.
The Empire Builder was descending the Columbia Basin Plateau via the Trinidad Loop at half past noon. While this would place them about six hours down, its running in daylight and in tee-shirt we... (more)
Stars shine on the lime green facade of yet another NS SD70ACe whilst stopped at West Tokio Siding for an Eastbound Amtrak.
CSX 5450 leads a long S LPCTAC stack train up the 2.2% grade at "The Slot" just west of Merritt, WA on BNSF's Scenic Subdivision over Stevens Pass.
Just after sunrise, a late-running Amtrak Empire Builder crosses Indian Canyon Bridge just a few miles out of Spokane.
Famed Daylight 4-8-4 No. 4449 spends the night with power from Tacoma Rail as it awaits its next assignment for the 2011 National Railway Historical Society convention.