Charging into the Future: A new SC-44 "Charger" locomotive brings up the rear of Amtrak Cascades train 518 through Kelso, Washington.
Amtrak F59PHI 466 brings a southbound Cascades train around a corner as it nears the Kelso-Longview station stop. This F59 appears to have white "Amtrak" lettering on the nose rather tha... (more)
Stack train roars south into Kelso with an EMD on point and 3 GE's trailing elephant style.
The southbound Starlight runs slightly late into Kelso for a stop. I haven't seen one of the older Dash-8's lead in awhile and it apparently crapped out before getting to California.
Slowing to a stop at Cowlitz Garden Road for train traffic ahead, a BNSF merchandise freight is strung through the Rocky Point Tunnel at Kelso, WA. Rocky Point is the location of a small yard tha... (more)
Patriot Railroad's Columbia & Cowlitz Railway Woods line, runs from Longview, Washington to Headquarters, Washington, where there is a county owned land fill that the railroad services. Here we s... (more)
Columbia & Cowlitz #308 leads the landfill train under I-5. In a few minutes, the train will round Rocky Point and cross the famous Bridge 7 over the Cowlitz River.
BNSF 4521 brings up the rear of a unit oil train from North Dakota to Anacortes, WA. These trains have been growing in numbers in recent months.
UP 9990 an ex-WP GP40-2 leads LIC-55 through Kelso, WA on it's way back to Longview Junction, WA where they will put their cars on the assigned tracks and then park the power and call it a day.
UP 4040 Rolls past Kelso, WA to hold short of Kelso South and the crossings before Kelso South.
BNSF 1077 south leads the V-TACLPC-03 train through Kelso, WA.
Amtrak Genesis unit 88 arrives at Kelso on the 1420 Seattle to Eugene.
Union Pacific northbound freight train about to enter the Ostrander Tunnel just north of Kelso, Washington, shrouded by bigleaf maple trees at peak fall color. The photo was made while heading hom... (more)
The sun pops through the clouds for a brief couple of minutes right on que almost like the train gods were watching over me. This is UP1995's 1st visit to the Pacific Northwest.