Go West, and so NS 8105 did, about as far west as you can get on the U.S. "interstate" rail system. The NS Heritage unit is being re-fueled after leading the STPTAC over Steven's Pass and on to ... (more)
UP 5551 leads the last of three UP trains in a row, through one of the numerous curves along the Puget Sound on BNSF's Seattle Sub. Bound for Seattle, this grainer will leave the BNSF Seattle sub... (more)
Scenic - Where the Snow was! EB intermodal led by a MAC, a rare sight these days, waiting it's turn through the Cascade tunnel, located a couple hundred feet below mine. Railroad: Burlington Northern Santa FeLocomotive: EMD SD70MACLocation: Skykomish, Washington, USALocomotive #: BNSF 9849Train ID: n/aPhoto Date: January 04, 2014
If you aren't going to get snow on Steven's pass in the winter, then the next best thing is a clear, not too cold, starry night. This east bound freight has just crossed the Foss river bridge, as... (more)
While Tacoma slept, the snow did fall, but not for long. What's left is proving to be nothing more than an inconvenience, despite numerous school closings. It certainly didn't slow the Starlight... (more)
A new slug has entered the world of railroading. Built on-site at TEMCO grain facility in Tacoma, from the old SW1200 219, which sat unused for years in this very spot. Originally this was the N... (more)
This shot was ready to be added to my "If only there was a train" collection. Just before the colors faded, this empty grainer showed up, to add the final element to this awesome scene of a Lenti... (more)
From the trackside headquarters of the 4th Annual Fall colors campout, we've been monitoring the events leading up to this scene for a couple of hours. After a west bound freight passed our locati... (more)
Full moon over the Transcon. An ES44C4 leads this west bound out of a colorfull sunset sky.
Five stout beasts ply the fiery rails of the BNSF Transcom at sunset. Even the relatively light load of a double stack train keeps these locomotives working hard, as they hit the halfway mark in ... (more)
A brisk drive over a mostly gravel portion of old Route 66 is needed to reach this rather isolated location on the BNSF Transcon, but certainly well worth it. Here we have one of countless stack t... (more)
Mount Rainier Scenic's Rayonier #2 (Willamette / Shay copy) poses with Polson Loggin #70, outside the shops and museum at Mineral.
Mount Rainier Scenic's Polson Logging #70, has a meet with their Willamette #2 (a Shay copy), outside the shops and museum at Mineral.
Add this to your "must-see" list of Heritage units. Fresh from the Progress Rail paint shop and just in time for Tacoma Rail's annual Open house.
New Cab Control Car?? Arbitrary date of photo.