While I found the CBRW to be an interesting railroad, there isn't much to be had in the way of scenery. Luckily the power more than makes up for it. While the #12 has a fascinating history, coming... (more)
WRIX 439 at Warden, WA.
On my way to see Dead & Company at the Gorge Amphitheater, i had to make a slight detour to check out the vintage EMD power of the Columbia Basin Railroad.
Columbia Basin Railroad's Wheeler job crosses the irrigation canal on the north edge of town in the morning led by former MRL SD19 #652 and former Washington Central GP9 #302
A couple of 50-something year-old SD9's snake through an ess curve south of Warden and down a former NP branch line with potatoes and onions and empty cars to interchange with the BNSF at Connell,... (more)
An NP 50 ft. plug door box car still shows off its heritage in Warden, WA where it is now used as a storage shed adjacent to the Columbia Basin Railway.
A happy ending (so far) for former DMIR (Missabe) SD9 no. 166. With the nose chopped, it now works former NP/BN branch lines in central Washington on the Columbia Basin Railway. Trips may include ... (more)
CBRW 166 and 171 pair up at Warden, WA on the Columbia Basin Railway. The 166 was once Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Phase 4 SD9 166. It was the last Missabe unit in the original color scheme, modi... (more)
Three of Columbia Basin's EMD locomotives on the front of the Warden Local northbound out of Bruce Washington. There was also an SD9 on the rear as a manned helper.
CBRY switch power, Warden, WA
CBR unit 302, a GP9, sits quietly in the yard as 1626 and 2294 depart for Moses Lake. Photo taken with permission.
Columbia Basin Railroad 2294 and 1626 head back to Warden after venturing out to Schrag Washington.
Vintage EMD power lines up at Warden on the Columbia Basin Railroad.Photo taken with permission.