One of a seemingly endless supply of empty grain trains making it's way east on the BNSF Stampede sub. This train and I, left Auburn at the same time. Traffic was good for both of us and I arri... (more)
BN 6834, a SD40-2, is eastbound just exiting the snowshed that surrounds the east portal of tunnel 4. This train is climbing the west side of Stampede Pass and will soon enter Stampede tunnel.
BNSF 9949 leads an empty grain train over the High bridge just east of the abandoned town of Lester, Washington. Lester was once a bustling railroad town, but now all that remains is a shell, a sh... (more)
The Awakening of Stampede Pass; BNSF has really ramped up train totals on Stampede after years of seeing either 1 or 2 trains in 24 hours or no trains at all. The new "Triangle" pool runs ... (more)
About 4 miles out of Lester, SP 4449 and it's train continue east over "the high bridge" on Stampede Pass.
Officially in the capable hands of "Engineer Wyrock" (malapropism courtesy the North Branch Dispatcher while issuing the... (more)
A trio of clean Dash 9s step across High Bridge as they lead the charge of an empty grain train up the 2.2% grade of Stampede Pass on a glorious autumn morning. Unfortunately, the massiveness of ... (more)
Brand new BNSF Warbonnet Dash 9 797 leads an interesting mix of power over the Green River Bridge on BNSF's Stampede Pass line.
A Manifest freight crossed the Green River Bride as it descends BNSF's Stampede Pass line. This bridge was part of a line relocation in 1913.