Twilight Surprise - I was exploring this interesting industrial line after 9 PM on the longest day of the year and was not expecting to see anything. Much to my delight while cruising down... (more)
Barge Time = Train Time! - A UP Seattle based yard crew is in the process of stripping the weekly Alaska Railroad barge that has arrived from the 49th State. Three barges owned and operate... (more)
Alaskan Outpost - While few people realize it, the ARR does own trackage outside the Last Frontier. Not much though! The ARR owns the barge slip on Harbor Island in Seattle that they use ... (more)
A spot of afternoon sun, some dramatic clouds and a gust of wind turning up the leaves makes the Cascade's passing much more interesting. Mt Rainier is the backdrop for this shot on the few days ... (more)
The Floating Train Has Arrived! A UP Seattle based yard crew has just begun the delicate process of stripping the weekly Alaska Railroad barge that has arrived from the 49th State. Three ... (more)
Quietly humming down in the rail yards, a northbound trainset keeps warm in the snowy Seattle afternoon. The train is parked on what used to be the old BNSF mains, which are now used for MOW and S... (more)
Waiting for some OCS and permission to line out at the Coach Wye, so we can take our yard transfer up to Interbay and finish our switch sweeping 13hr day.
Rolling northward along Airport Way over jointed rail, L-shaped window equipped SP 8273 leads with mars light oscillating on BN train # 111 as it travels the last few miles before arriving at its ... (more)
UP NW2 1024 idles between chores at Argo Yard in Seattle, WA.
Steam or Electric? How 'bout both! Finally turned up a location to shoot the Seattle Monorail only to find they plastered a nice red 4-6-0 steamer on the side, which apparently is electric, bec... (more)
Santa Special. Seeing me on the platform snapping some photos, Santa, with a twinkle in his eye, changes the readerboard from the usual dull "Downtown/Westlake" to "Special". What is this s... (more)
Scenic Subdivision Bridge 4 at mile post 6 (measured from King Street Station) is a Bascule Bridge (aka, a drawbridge) over the Lake Washington Ship Canal which divides Seattle from its first nor... (more)
One of these things is not like the others. A 737 tries but fails to blend in with engines parked near the yard office.
Goodnight, little SLUT: On a warm summer night in Seattle's South Lake Union district, the orange streetcar has laid down its pantograph and gone to sleep at the SLUT Operations & Maintenan... (more)
After doubling over and getting an air test, the evening SSECHC starts it's trip east, pulling out of South Seattle onto Main 1.