About to disappear into Tunnel 4 on Stampede Pass is the DPU of an eastbound BNSF grain empty at Stampede, Washington, on July 17, 2014.
January on Stampede Pass: A free Sunday, a couple of snowmobiles, some warm snow gear and a lot of patience pays off as the only train to cross in daylight that day exits Tunnel 4. Ironica... (more)
Grinding up the steep 2.2% grade of Stampede Pass in the heart of Washington's Cascade Mountains, BNSF 5677 and it's train are about to enter the horseshoe curve, also known as the Bourup Loop. Ke... (more)
The DPU of an eastbound empty grainer grinds up Stampede Pass just about to crest the summit.
After waiting for about two hours, the wait finally paid off! Seen here is an eastbound empty grainer grinding up the 2.2% grade on Stampede Pass. Here it is exiting Tunnel 4, nearing the summit.
After waiting for HOURS in the cold and windy atmosphere os Stampede Pass, BNSF finally brought a train over. Here an eastbound empty grain train is seen emerging out of Tunnel 4 on the last bit o... (more)
Talk about die hard railfanning by snowmobile! Amtrak ran a test train over the pass. Ross Fotheringham
takes a picture of it... (more)
Shortly after re-entering daylight following its passage through the 9,834-foot-long Stampede Tunnel, this westbound manifest is about to plunge into the darkness of Tunnel 4 -- albeit only briefl... (more)
BNSF 9727 leads a trio of SD70MACs at "daylighted" Tunnel 6 over Stampede Pass. The tunnel bore remains can be seen at bottom right. This particular cut of hoppers is destined for the Spring Cr... (more)
The plow continues to move the right-of-way over the side of the high bridge on BNSF's Stampede line. (Thats right Northwesteners, plow in the winter on Stampede. I'll let that sink in for a while... (more)
A shot in the winter off Stampede Pass is rare enough, but the plow?! The most unfriendly crew I've ever met runs the plow over the pass to move the right-of-way a little further off to the sides.... (more)
Westbound on Stampede Pass