Golden hour is upon us, and baking in the hottest weather the PNW region had seen all year was worth the wait to catch this Amtrak Cascades train hugging the shore of scenic Puget Sound.
The engineer throttles up out of Bellingham station as some waterfowl kick it in what's left during low tide.
The BATMOBILE! Two end cars and a Bistro sit in the Seattle yard, showing off the aesthetic fins designed to make the transition from the ultra tall F59PHI locomotives that mate perfectly with bi... (more)
Two Sounder sets lay over in the yard, and if you look close you can see the unit on the left has a different shade of white paint.
An Amtrak Cascades train pulls out of King Street Station.
Three in one... The Coast Starlight and two Amtrak Cascades are in the frame. The downtown setting isn't the most scenic, but makes an interesting image.
Portland Union Station exterior.
Portland Union Station interior.
Amtrak Cascades meets the M/V Kennicott, a ship that is part of the Alaska Marine Highway System.
Amtrak Cascades rolls along the scenic Puget Sound as it passes through University Place, WA.
The Empire Builder heads past the Space Needle in the background. All of the police presence and barricades are due to Hemp Festival taking place in the nearby park.
The Empire Builder heads past the Space Needle in the background of this scenic downtown setting. All of the police presence and barricades are due to Hemp Festival taking place in the nearby par... (more)
Amtrak Cascades is planned to no longer run over some of the most scenic parts of the route (such as this location) once the inland "commuter route" is completed, which is supposed to sa... (more)
Amtrak Cascades rolls along next to Samish Bay in the beautifully scenic Pacific Northwest.