The winter of 2009/2010 was hard on Washington DC with two major Blizzards. Displaced equipment sits on the lower level platforms covered in a thick blanket of snow and ice while track crews work... (more)
The winter of 2009/2010 was hard on Washington DC with two major Blizzards. P42 20 is coupled back-to-back with another P42 going throughout Washington Terminal to keep tracks clear as the relent... (more)
The engine and plow crew discuss their next moves before continuing to plow west.
Nearly buried by the snow piled along the right of way, the Stevens Pass snow dozer works west.
A close up shot of the BNSF snow dozer clearing the line over Stevens Pass. The instant after snapping this shot, I hit the deck head first behind a power pole to help deflect the blast that it m... (more)
The BNSF snow dozer clears the mainline over Stevens Pass after a heavy snowfall.
Having cleaneed the line east from Skykomish, the snow dozer now lowers its blade to begin cutting back the banks at Scenic.
Problems on the west slope of Stevens Pass has caused the crew of westbound 1121 to go dead on hours. Due to the remoteness of the area, the only way to ferry a fresh crew was onboard an eastbound... (more)
The mainline clear, the Stevens Pass dozer makes a run up the siding at Scenic.
Dead on hours, an eastbound freight sits on the mainline at Skykomish as a Plow Extra heads out to clear the line.
Plowing is not always charging up the track with snow flying off the wings. All to often the machine has to be carefully manuevered past hidden rocks and other obstructions along the line. Here,... (more)
Inpsired by Ray Lewis' exceptional work, here is a look of the ex GN/BN now BNSF snow dozer flanging the mainline at Scenic during a heavy snow storm.
The Stevens Pass snow dozer pushes back the banks near Scenic. (And yes...I got covered!)