Mount Adams and the Mount Hood Railroad: There are two volcanic peaks that are easily visible from the Mount Hood Railroad. As the name implies, Mount Hood is one of them. The other is Moun... (more)
Midday along the Bay: As Amtrak train 517 heads out of Tacoma, it passes along Commencement Bay. The waterfront is populated with an interesting combination of heavy industry and light comm... (more)
Charging along the Water: Amtrak Cascades train 518 rolls along the shores of Puget Sound through Steilacoom, Washington. Pulling the train is Washington Department of Transportation number... (more)
Through the Narrows: Amtrak Cascades heads south through the Tacoma Narrows as it approaches Titlow. The famed Tacoma Narrows Bridge can be seen in the background.
Seahawks at Steilacoom: The Seahawks cab car number 90250 brings up the rear of train 518 as it heads through Steilacoom and toward Chambers Bay.
Switching Grain: An old EMD GP9 moves a cut of grain hoppers around as a ship is loaded with grain in the background at the Tacoma Export Marketing facility along the Tacoma waterfront.
Sunset on the Sound: Just before sunset, a BNSF grain train heads along Puget Sound near Steilacoom, Washington. Fall has arrived in the Pacific Northwest.
Along the River: Amtrak train 580 rolls along the LA river on its way south to San Diego. In the background, the new 6th Street Bridge is under construction.
Racing Through the Valley: The Coast Starlight races along through the Salinas River Valley as it nears the town of Bradley.
Dash-8 Leader: The 500 series P32-BWH locomotives rarely lead trains on Amtrak anymore but every once in a while, you'll see one leading to Coast Starlight. Here, 507 leads train 11 through... (more)
Gaviota Starlight: The Coast Starlight rolls along the Gaviota Coast on a beautiful Fall day behind a pair of P42DC locomotives.
Surfin' the Central Coast: Central Coast Surfliner, train 777, heads northbound past Rincon Point as it nears Carpinteria. This train is destined for San Luis Obispo.
Emma Wood Surfliner: A Pacific Surfliner train passes Emma Wood State Beach on a beautiful Fall day.
Coasting through Cardiff: A northbound Coaster train drifts onto the siding at Control Point Cardiff to wait for southbound Amtrak train number 580 to pass by. Just a few weeks later, this ... (more)
A Veteran Hill Climber: By this point, Amtrak 90208 is no stranger to Miramar Hill. This cab control car that started off life as an F40PH locomotive has been a regular on Pacific Surfliner... (more)