Having never lived near a large body of water before, I had no direct experience with how awe-inspiring sunsets in such regions could be. Shortly after moving to the Seattle area, I found out in ... (more)
On a stormy spring afternoon, a pair of oversized MACs easily hustle a short manifest southward through the post-volcanic, post-floods scablands of eastern Washington as they bang across the south... (more)
Even something so massive as a quartet of SD70ACes can be dwarfed by the sheer size of Montana's mountains and forests. A microcosm of that visual dominance was depicted on a rainy spring afterno... (more)
The sun's first rays set aflame some low-hanging clouds as Amtrak's Empire Builder races westward towards an on-time arrival in Everett. The train would soon meet Railroad: AmtrakLocomotive: GE P42DCLocation: Baring, Washington, USALocomotive #: AMTK 156Train ID: No. 7Photo Date: October 19, 2008
Under a full moon, a southbound local bound for Delta Yard in Everett cruises along the shore of Samish Bay behind a quartet of Geeps which easily handle 33 cars from the industries along the Cher... (more)
Late on a hot summer morning, a long stack train out of the Port of Seattle grinds up the 1% grade through Trinidad. Towering in the distance are the cliffs of Cape Horn (yes, there are twomore)
Southbound Amtrak Cascades No. 513 kicks up a cloud of dust as it blasts across newly-constructed track at Logen crossover north of Stanwood. The toppled Honey Bucket -- unoccupied, thankf... (more)
Sometimes, you just gotta shoot a boring ol' grade crossing wedgie. With the sun breaking through thinning clouds, snow falls as the morning South Seattle Z whisks past westbound S-STPTAC3-16A at... (more)
Below sea level: A northbound light rail train briefly ducks below sea level as it reaches the nadir of the bore between International District and Pioneer Square Stations in the Downtown S... (more)
Two-for-one: As an empty potash train soars high over the Snake River on UP's Joso Bridge, the Great Northwest Railroad's turn from Lewiston to Ayer approaches Ayer Jct. on the Riparia Sub. This... (more)
Engineer Greg Weirich displays an "ear to ear grin" as the MRL OCS flashes through Carkeek Park shortly before sunset.
Is there anything more picturesque than an aptly-named Surfliner cruising along the Pacific coast at the edge of the continent?
Fire-breathing monster: Flames escape the oil-fueled firebox of Rayonier #2 as she struggles up the 3.7% grade into Mineral. Fully aware of this phenomenon, the Railroad: Mount Rainier Scenic RailroadLocomotive: 3 Truck WillametteLocation: Mineral, Washington, USALocomotive #: Rayonier 2Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 02, 2010
The shores of Lake Sacajawea in eastern Washington are dominated by 600-foot-high Palouse Hills, clearly indicative of the effects the Missoula Floods had upon the landscape 13,000-15,000 years ag... (more)
MRL's Gas Local has just departed the Thompson Falls terminal with empties for Missoula as it crosses the confluence of the Thompson and Clark Fork Rivers.