It was colors poppin' time on Stevens Pass as ZSSECHC920A moved eastward near Dardenelles Rd. Merritt, WA.
BNSF 8774 and an SD70MAC mate handle a Z-train west from Merritt, WA across Nason Creek as they start their final assault on Stevens Pass.
BNSF 5236 is tacked onto the rear of a coal drag as it passes a helper set sitting in Merritt, WA.
BNSF 8464 eases an eastbound empty coal train off Stevens Pass at Merritt, WA near the wye track used to store work equipment and turn snowplows. The train's crew got on board in Everett and will ... (more)
Crossing Nason Creek, Five engines with No. 5792 leading lift a westbound BNSF Z up the eastside of the Cascade Mountains.
With BNSF 8066 on the front, here is what the tail end of a Boeing 737 looks like on the rear of a four car J-train carrying two fuselages at Merritt, WA. I will reserve any further commentary.
BNSF 8066 has its Boeing J-train stopped in Merritt, WA in the siding after meeting a Z-train at Olds Jct., Wenatchee at 830 AM, another Z at Leavenworth about 950 AM, and the EVESPO at Winton ab... (more)
BNSF's aptly named Scenic Sub is its mountain railroad line over Stevens Pass, Washington. Climbing the east side of the pass, a Seattle bound stack train crosses Nason Creek at "The Slot&qu... (more)
BNSF 3959 leads four more units on a westbound Z train at Merritt, WA as it starts its climb up Stevens Pass. The westbound climb is only about five miles to the east portal of the Cascade Tunnel ... (more)
BNSF 5166 heads up an eastbound stack train with a consist that features a Santa Fe Dash 9 as well as a Heritage I. Winter run off has created a pond along the mainline.
BNSF 8021 rolls an empty oil train east off Stevens Pass through Merritt, WA on its way to a crew change at Wenatchee. A recent clearing effort has resulted in this view opening up for photos.
Pulling stacks up the grade at The Slot on the east side of the Cascades.
With the peaks of the Cascade Crest making a pretty morning shot an eastbound stack train pulls up out of the "Merritt Sag" near Dardenelles Road crossing after having come down the moun... (more)
An eastbound empty oil train coasts downhill through "The Slot", crossing Nason Creek in a wintry mountain scene in the Cascades.
Winter maintenance on a mountain railroad; The Skykomish-based snow dozer isn't used every year but there has been a heavy accumulation of snow this season. Here it is in action, blading the berm ... (more)