BN 2885 leads a northbound freight out of Burlington Northern's ( ex -Northern Pacific ) yard in Tacoma Washington.
A Loram Rail Grinder puts on a light (and noise) show for the residents of Tacoma and Ruston, at the site of the form Asarco Smelter. Tunnel #1, just under 400' long, is the lesser known tunnel i... (more)
A scrap pile of wheels engulfs the cab of an Alco RS-11 at Joseph Simon & Sons scrap yard located in the Tacoma tideflats and the final resting place for a number of BN, MILW and UP locomotives ov... (more)
UP 928 leads UP's "Old Timers Special" deadhead movement through Tacoma en route to Seattle where it will be loaded for an excursion through the Columbia Gorge, over the Blue Mountains a... (more)
UP GP30 866 leads a quartet of power that only UP could put together on a southbound freight rolling through Rustin as it leaves Tacoma, WA headed to Portland, OR. Trailing the lead unit is a GP30... (more)
UP 3607, an SD45 rumble across the swing bridge just west of the UP Tacoma yard. Once across it will immediately swing north onto the BN mainline which it shares for the run to Portland, OR. The t... (more)
Tacoma's Union Station, with its Federal Courthouse addition, still has rail service of a sort. Sound Transit's Link Light rail passes by on Pacific Ave and makes a stop at the adjacent Washingto... (more)
With 3-4 inches of snow on the ground and more to come, the BNSF Tacoma yard has different look about it. With local 251 working from the west end, a grain train is tied to down at the east end ... (more)
The newest of Loram's 420 series Rail Grinders is working the BNSF Seattle sub in the Tacoma area. This is the RG421, configured with 3 grinding cars, 2 - 75,000 gal water cars , a tool/crew car,... (more)
The SP Heritage unit takes a crossover at 21st Street in Tacoma leading IG4SE
The Southern Pacific Heritage Unit leads a stack train passed the massive Temco Grain Elevator along the Tacoma Waterfront.
Union Pacific ES44AC no. 5478 with a string of cans, passes a Grain Loading Facility with a ship taking on grain in Tacoma on the Seattle Subdivision.
Amtrak 14, Starlight, has just completed it's station stop at the new (again) Tacoma Dome Station on the Lakewood sub. The station's name sake is in the background, while the train crosses the c... (more)
Job 360 makes the return run out of Tacoma to Centralia with BNSF 1454, the only H1 SD60M in service, south at Bridge 14.