A lo-boy semi bottomed out on a crossing west of Gold Bar, got stuck and got hit, resulting in a derailment. Here BN GP30 no. 2226 assists the wrecking crew on the work train assigned to undo the ... (more)
BN 6928 rolls a freight westbound below Mt. Index near Gold Bar, WA on its way to Everett and Seattle, WA from Wenatchee. The train is descending the last of the grade down Stevens Pass and will b... (more)
Amtrak's Expo 74 service was set up to provide daily daytime trains between Seattle, Everett, Wenatchee & Spokane on a schedule similar to the old GN Cascadian. The train lasted during the summer ... (more)
The Empire Builder makes its way through the Cascade Mountains on the Scenic Sub, passing over Sunset Falls. This is one of the most scenic places I've ever witnessed.
Alongside the Skykomish River with MT Persis in the background, BNSF 7878 west is taking the siding for the passage of Amtrak 8. I felt like jumping into the water to cool off, we were experienci... (more)
The sun has already lowered behind the mountains as an eastbound intermodel attacks the long grade towards the summit of Steven's Pass. This bridge was originally built in 1892 and was located in ... (more)
The sun is starting to break through the fog bank as Amtrak #7 breaks out of the fog at Gold Bar, WA just after sunrise on 1/27/07.
Ross, Joel and I have spent the last 45 minutes staked out at our chosen spots along the Skykomish River waiting for the dirt train to free itself from the embrace of winter. After what seemed l... (more)
The railroad crosses over a bend in the Skykomish River at a place just east of Goldbar. Fishermen and foamers know it as "Big Eddy", where the water swirls in a wide spot. The dirt train had tr... (more)
Cascade Conquest - After a great day railfanning the legendary former Great Northern mainline across the Cascades that involved a lengthy chase of this nice mixed freight running between Sp... (more)
BNSF 4464 picks up speed while passing the east end of Gold Bar siding in the pouring rain.
During the record-breaking heat wave in Seattle this past week my thoughts turned to staying cool, which naturally led to fond memories of Stevens Pass in winter. On one such journey in January o... (more)
A BNSF intermodel slows down for Amtrak Empire Builder to pass on the other track.
A BNSF Intermodel takes the siding at Gold Bar to meet with Amtrak Empire Builder.
CN 2531 had just coupled into a BNSF Manifest due to that BNSF 1069 is experiencing engine problems.