Rods and Gears. In a display of mountain muscle, Hammond Lumber #17 and Rayonier Lumber #2 double-head a short freight into the yards at the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad Shops.
Curving along the Mighty Columbia River, BNSF revenue freight heads toward Pasco, WA through a moment of brief calmness during an overall stormy winter day.
On a rare trip to the Pacific Northwest, NS 8025 leads a loaded oil train bound for Ferndale on a cloudy morning.
In a scene that looks more like it's along the old ATSF through the Southwest, an eastbound Z train cruises through the scenic coulee country following Crab Creek between Marlin and Irby on BNSF's... (more)
The Monongahela Heritage unit, my favorite of them all, leads 108 loaded oil cans westbound along BNSF's Fallbridge Subdivision.
A CREX leasing unit and an assortment of other locomotives lead an eastbound BNSF manifest up the north bank of the Columbia River and past the massive rock cliffs of the Wallula Gap just west of ... (more)
The "ghost train" leaves Mineral. After switching onto the main line at Mineral, Hammond Lumber #17 begins plodding slowly south into the murk, with a short freight bound for Mort... (more)
As the sun is about to set, a Pasco, WA to Tacoma, WA manifest freight soaks up the last rays of light just east of Home Valley, WA on 8/23/14.
BNSF 274 leads a Seattle to Pasco manifest freight past Maryhill siding as Mt. Hood stands tall in the background.
A very late running #7 meets its counterpart, #8, at the west side of the Cascade Tunnel at Scenic Siding on 6/26/14.
The DP's and train on the NS 8099 west glint in red as the sun sets behind hazy skies on 11/15/14. There was a inversion in the area causing all of the haze.
"Tip to Tail"
NS 8099 eases into the final curve before arriving Pasco, WA and a crew change on November 15, 2014.
NS 8099 passes by the grain elevator at Eltopia, WA.
NS 8099 heads west past the ex-NP Depot in Connell, WA
NS 8099 heads west at track speed around the big curve at Mesa, WA.