BNSF Railway coal train C-SXMRBG3-53 passes by a lumber mill and traverses a through truss bridge as it hustles through the town of Home Valley, in Washington’s Columbia River Gorge. This is the former Spokane Portland & Seattle mainline, now BNSF’s Fallbridge Subdivision. BNSF ES44AC 5762, SD70MAC 8803 and SD70MAC 9899 (with rear DPU ES44AC 6166) are providing the horsepower to get this loaded coal train from Signal Peak, Montana, to Robert Banks (Global), British Columbia.
The famed natural aspect of the Pacific Northwest has drawn tourists and railfans alike from all over the world. This photo compilation showcases the sections where rails meet water between Washougal, WA/Troutdale, OR and Plymouth, WA/Boardman, OR.