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The Scenic Sub: Photo Illustrated
Some of the most popular images of BNSF's Scenic Sub in Washington State.
Photo Album By: Steve Carter
 
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Photo ID: 411964

Rail fan and fellow Railpictures.net contributor Mike Bjork stands high on top of a cut photographing a westbound Z train at a location that received 18 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE ES44DC
Location: Merritt, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 7654
Train ID: Z-CHCSEA
Photo Date: December 27, 2008


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By: Ross Fotheringham

Added: Oct 14, 2012

Views: 3,829
Comments: 5

Favorited: 46

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Photo ID: 395060

The sun has already lowered behind the mountains as an eastbound intermodel attacks the long grade towards the summit of Steven's Pass. This bridge was originally built in 1892 and was located in ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Gold Bar, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4371
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: February 02, 2012


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By: Eric Williams

Added: Apr 13, 2012

Photo of the Week
People's Choice 1

Views: 16,944
Comments: 30

Favorited: 193

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Photo ID: 391649

"Winter Wonderland" A westbound grain train rolls down the hill on an overcast snowy night.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: None Shown
Location: Scenic, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 14, 2012


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By: Reed Skyllingstad

Added: Mar 09, 2012

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 3

Views: 8,967
Comments: 4

Favorited: 78

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Photo ID: 391574

A westbound manifest glides out of the 7.8 mile long Cascade Tunnel and past an empty grain train that has been waiting for the last two hours. You can see a photo of when the empty grain trai... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Scenic, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4955
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 15, 2012


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By: Reed Skyllingstad

Added: Mar 08, 2012

Views: 2,239
Comments: 1

Favorited: 18

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Photo ID: 387371

Ross, Joel and I have spent the last 45 minutes staked out at our chosen spots along the Skykomish River waiting for the dirt train to free itself from the embrace of winter. After what seemed l... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Gold Bar, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5504
Train ID: M EVEWEN1 14A
Photo Date: January 15, 2012


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By: Steve Carter

Added: Jan 20, 2012

Views: 4,053
Comments: 2

Favorited: 39

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Photo ID: 387246

An eastbound empty grainer enters a wintery scene in the hamlet of Index on its run up Stevens Pass.

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Index, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4641
Train ID: X INBWBO9 15A 11A
Photo Date: January 15, 2012


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jan 19, 2012

Views: 2,819
Comments: 1

Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 387112

An eastbound empty grain train rolls to a stop before the crossing at Scenic. It sat for about two hours while snow collected in the radiator. When it took off, the thermostat opened up and you co... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Scenic, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4641
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 15, 2012


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By: Reed Skyllingstad

Added: Jan 18, 2012

Views: 1,602
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 387092

BNSF 4955 passes a DPU on a grain train. The snow has picked up the past few days, with Skykomish receiving a good 12" in the last 48 hours.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Skykomish, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4955
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 15, 2012


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By: Reed Skyllingstad

Added: Jan 17, 2012

Views: 2,400
Comments: 0

Favorited: 13

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Photo ID: 387036

A report of a leaning load, kept this train tied down in Gold Bar for more than 24 hours. After, which the crew had quite a tough time getting it moving again. Heavy snow fall didn't help their ... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Skykomish, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: 5504
Train ID: unknown
Photo Date: January 15, 2012


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By: Steve Carter

Added: Jan 17, 2012

People's Choice 1

Views: 13,977
Comments: 24

Favorited: 131

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Photo ID: 387005

Foss River Bridge; Amtrak number 8 lights up the snowy valley as it makes it way east up the 2.2% grade on Stevens Pass. Taken during the annual Tracks in the Snow Event with fellow RPix co... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Skykomish, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 14, 2012


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By: Ross Fotheringham

Added: Jan 16, 2012

People's Choice 4

Views: 6,979
Comments: 9

Favorited: 64

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Photo ID: 383093

Cascade Tunnel; as warm air exits the Cascade Tunnel ahead of a westbound train it condenses in the freezing cold air and the dirty concoction is highlighted by the headlights. Its a reall... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: None
Location: Scenic , Washington, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 18, 2011


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By: Ross Fotheringham

Added: Dec 05, 2011

Views: 4,109
Comments: 8

Favorited: 48

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Photo ID: 382405

In the blue gloom of a winter evening's twilight, the headlights of an eastbound stack train illuminate the west portal and interior of Cascade Tunnel. Ahead, pierced only by the light carried by ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Scenic, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 4158
Train ID: S-SEAFTM1-17K
Photo Date: November 18, 2011


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By: David Honan

Added: Nov 28, 2011

Screener's Choice

Views: 9,317
Comments: 9

Favorited: 70

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Photo ID: 381854

BNSF 1023 pulls an eastbound Z train towards Wenatchee, Washington with 10 units in tow.

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Monitor, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 1023
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August 14, 2010


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By: Reed Skyllingstad

Added: Nov 21, 2011

Views: 4,213
Comments: 5

Favorited: 29

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Photo ID: 381694

West Portal Cascade Tunnel; What sometimes looks like a worm hole straight out of Star Trek or a time travel portal is the powerful headlights of a westbound locomotive highlighting the con... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: None
Location: Scenic , Washington, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: November 18, 2011


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By: Ross Fotheringham

Added: Nov 20, 2011

People's Choice 3

Views: 7,973
Comments: 10

Favorited: 47

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Photo ID: 376566

East Scenic; On a cold wet night the signals protecting the Cascade Tunnel come alive as a eastbound chugging up the 2.2% grade steps on their block. The lights of a nearby ski resort prov... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: None
Location: Scenic , Washington, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 14, 2011


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By: Ross Fotheringham

Added: Sep 29, 2011

Views: 3,129
Comments: 0

Favorited: 22

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