BNSF 8090 leads four more GEs on a westbound Z train as it crosses the Wenatchee River after exiting Chumstick Tunnel. It will soon roll through Swede and Winton tunnels as it continues its climb ... (more)
BNSF 8066 leads a two car Boeing J-train west over the Wenatchee River several miles south of Plain, WA. the train is headed to the Renton, WA boeing plant.
On a crystal-clear September 22, 2016, BNSF MSPOEVE freight crosses the Wenatchee River Bridge between Leavenworth and Winton, Washington, as the train climbs the grade toward Cascade Tunnel.
Swede Tunnel used to be readily accessible by car. Today it is an off road vehicle only access plus a hike. Prior to 2016 I last visited the tunnel May 18, 1980 when Mt. St. Helens blew her top. I... (more)
Lipstick on a pig. LMX lease units were not the most beautiful locomotive to ever grace BN, but on the point of train 3, the red nose seemed to tie in with the intense light and fall colors as the... (more)
BNSF 7056 leads a 10 unit consist on the point of the SPOEVE manifest across the Wenatchee River south of Plain, WA on the 21st anniversary of the creation of the BNSF. My how time flies.
After a 36 year hiatus, my friend Ralph Hintze and I ventured in to the Swede Tunnel site on BNSF's Stevens Pass mainline between Leavenworth, WA and Winton, WA just in time to catch a stack train... (more)
A shiny, new engine wearing an old number in front of a short Q stack heading west over the Wenatchee River on the Chumstick Cut-off. It will make easy work of the mountain grade ahead on its way... (more)
If you closely examine the plating on the side of the bridge you can see some faint lettering "AMERICAN BRIDGE CO.". This bridge over the Wenatchee River is a piece of the 1927-28 relocation of t... (more)