VANCOUVER WA July 7 2011 — Under a cloudy sky and with diesel exhaust blowing up and to the right Portland & Western GP39-2 2317 (former Santa Fe 3616) proceeds north at the Amtrak station. The ... (more)
VANCOUVER WA Oct 2 1978 — Columbia Industrial Park 80-ton Whitcomb 101 (built in July 1944) awaits switching duties as Burlington Northern cabooses roll east in the background. It started life a... (more)
The Coast Starlight arrives at Vancouver, USA on a summer evening. As hard as it seems to believe, lead unit AMTK 10 was a quarter century old last September.
Midway through its trip from Eugene to Seattle, Amtrak Cascades train 500 enters Vancouver, Washington. The train has just crossed the Columbia River.
An empty westbound garbage train approaches a crew change at Vancouver, Washingon.
A westbound rolls through suburban Vancouver, Washingon. The crew will finish their trip from Pasco in another nine miles, at BNSF's terminal downtown.
A transfer job departs Vancouver for Lake Yard as they pass another set of local power tied up by the station. According to my notes, this was a Portland Terminal or UP crew of some sort.
A southbound stack train waits for a signal at the Columbia River Drawbridge. The ability to get up close and personal with Amtrak, BNSF and UP trains is a big factor in the railfan appeal of the ... (more)
CP's commemorative locomotive for the military in arid/desert regions rests in the Port of Vancouver, after serving as the DPU on a grain train.
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A lone ATSF Dash 9 sits on the team tracks at Vancouver on an early fall night.
Portland & Western's 663 train departs BNSF's Vancouver, Washington yard in summer 2009. The iconic triple searchlight signals were replaced a few years later.
A southbound Union Pacific manifest arrives at Vancouver, Washington, passing a set of BNSF yard power.
Amtrak train 504 departs Vancouver, Washington for Seattle. Now that the Cascades train has completed its station work, the southbound Coast Starlight will advance to the passenger platform.
PNWR 664 heading south on a particularly hot and smoggy day.
BN 644, a F7A wearing big sky blue paint, leads a northbound train into Vancouver, Washington, in May of 1976. Original Slide. Rob Gottier Photo. Sam Foster Collection.