Steam over Snoqualmie Falls
It's been 25 years since a steam engine last ran in Snoqualmie, but the 2014 Railroad Days festival heralds the return of steam-driven locomotion to the Nor... (more)
Deep within the bowels of Great Western Malting's substantial operation in Vancouver, one of the company's plant switchers shuffles cars amid the industrial clutter.
Hauling logs through the forests of Mason County to the mill during autumn leaf season! Let's hope we will see the trains rolling again by the end of this year.
Man's Best Friend
There's nothing like sharing an afternoon of railfanning with your best friend, even if she's a little crazy (and I'm not talking about my wife). On this chilly but ... (more)
The Cle Elum local is setting out cars brought up from Yakima, WA. Later these cars will be picked up by a Cle Elum turn out of Auburn and taken west. At this time, BN maintained a small yard and ... (more)
The Portland Vancouver Junction's switcher is seen here rolling up the hill at Rye Yard.
UP pool power working a Puget Sound and Pacific garbage train had just crested Maxwell Hill and was coasting by Stimson Siding. The crew had to double the hill due to the tonnage and grade, about... (more)
In the late 1970s BN was power short and continued to use older Fs and Geeps on secondary trains. This seven unit consist waiting its next assignment at Auburn, WA features BN 706, former GN 260A,... (more)
This CSX unit was found far from home. It was left in the Avery siding by a westbound manifest.
Just a roster shot of ATSF 867.
Columbia & Cowlitz 700 is getting super-cleaned on a labor-day Friday at the C&C shops. The gleaming glossy-black trucks just eat up the sunlight, even a Nikon LS-9000 scanner is outdone here...
Simpson Lumber Company's first diesel engine, purchased new in 1955 and still kept in fine running condition, waits in the 1947 vintage brick roundhouse for another day of hauling logs and lumber.
AMTK 509, pushes Cascades 501 along the Sound, and over historic Bridge 14 at Chambers Creek. There's still a little snow on Cascades and a couple pairs of Osprey are busy tending their nest atop... (more)
After working a formidable grade out of Chehalis the head-end of the TACPAS attains the top of the hill on a curve and enters the small town of Napavine, Washington.
Amtrak No. 8, the eastbound Empire Builder crosses Gaynor trestle over Nason Creek at MP 1696 near Berne, WA. This train had two units, a deadhead Superliner car and four private cars on the rear.