There are very few Class Ones that still have a working roundhouse and turntable anymore which is one thing (among many) that makes Seattle's rail scene special. But at the north end of BNSF's Bal... (more)
While the skyline is decidedly 2017 the motive power is much more 1987! In this view looking north on the Seattle Sub we see a hostler job holding at the Spokane Str... (more)
MILW 24 leads a nicely set up quartet of SD40-2s on a westbound freight as it slows for a meet at Beverly, WA. Catenery poles still stand along the right of way on Milwaukee's mainline, where boxc... (more)
WB grainer roars into the snow.
Westbound garbage train at Maryhill in the Columbia River Gorge.
A southbound manifest train with 3 BNSF ES44C4 races through the rural area of Puyallup as Mt Rainier looks on.
MILW 992154 brings up the rear of a Portland bound train at Blakesley Jct., WA just after crossing the UP line to Grays Harbor. The train is skirting the edge of Centralia before getting on BN tra... (more)
MILW GP9 no. 285 leads a mix of EMDs and a GE on a Portland bound freight at Blakesley Jct., at Centralia, WA as it is about to cross BN and UP diamonds that lead those roads to Grays Harbor. The ... (more)
Head end of the westbound SLPCTAC122E, just moving through the 674' long Gaynor tunnel. 2½ miles uphill from here is the East Portal of the 8 mile long Cascade Tunnel. RWS and I snowshoed into t... (more)
DPU on a westbound grainer
Another WB grainer rolls past the basalt cuts near the Dog Mountain trailhead.
Former ATSF 5178 keeps an eye on things in snowy Vancouver.
Westbound train east of Bingen, WA in the Columbia River Gorge.
An Omaha - Tacoma stack train rumbles out from the innards of Cowboy Mountain and into the afternoon sunshine at Scenic, Washington after pulling through the eight mile long Cascade Tunnel.
The new mid-day Sounder, crosses the historic Milwaukee S Curve trestle, on its way to Seattle. The days are getting short for the trestle now, with only a week or two to go before the bridge is i... (more)