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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: 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: 3,866
Comments: 2

Favorited: 37

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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: 2,613
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: 1,506
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: 2,277
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: 13,575
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: 6,794
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: 3,967
Comments: 8

Favorited: 47

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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: 9,032
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: 4,081
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: 7,858
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: 3,072
Comments: 0

Favorited: 22

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Photo ID: 375914

A late Empire Builder shows up at Sunset Falls with nice lighting and pretty decent water flow at the falls. Ansel Adams inspired "features" are the dark sky, the depth of field, and Zones 0 thro... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Index, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 154
Train ID: 7
Photo Date: August 30, 2011


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By: Steve Carter

Added: Sep 23, 2011

Views: 3,156
Comments: 2

Favorited: 28

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Photo ID: 366514

A steady rain has been falling for the past 18 hours resulting in high water level on the tributary creeks of western washington. This creek is a feeder to Foss River on BNSF's crossing of Stevens... (more)

Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa Fe
Locomotive: none shown
Location: Foss River, Washington, USA
Locomotive #:
Train ID:
Photo Date: January 17, 2011


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By: Robert W. Scott

Added: Jun 19, 2011

Views: 2,695
Comments: 3

Favorited: 21

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Photo ID: 364650

Going retro with a 60 on front of this WB stacker. The "floodgates" had opened up and the trains which had been delayed by Montana flooding all seemed to be resuming their trips west, making for ... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: EMD SD60M
Location: Gaynor, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 8156
Train ID: CHCSEA
Photo Date: May 28, 2011


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: May 30, 2011

Views: 4,315
Comments: 2

Favorited: 32

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Photo ID: 358533

A Cascade Range blizzard is in full effect as BNSF's daily M-EVESPO glides across the Skykomish River during twilight's gloom. (With apologies to Bob Ross for stealing a few thousand of his ether... (more)

Railroad: BNSF Railway
Locomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)
Location: Grotto, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: BNSF 5421
Train ID: BNSF M-EVESPO1-26A
Photo Date: February 26, 2011


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By: David Honan

Added: Mar 28, 2011

Screener's Choice
People's Choice 4

Views: 15,180
Comments: 6

Favorited: 88

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