Returning to Portland from a week on Washington Central, the SP&S 700 heads west through the Columbia River Gorge.
Long before anyone ever heard of "Tiger King," a tiger-striped GP50 leads an autorack train west through the Columbia River Gorge.
Westbound tanks cross over the causeway separating Horsethief Lake from the Columbia River with BNSF no. 7769 and Santa Fe no. 693 leading.
One of the many westbound Grainer's,crosses the causeway that separates the Columbia River from Horsethief Lake. The landscape becomes dryer as you travel farther east on the Columbia River.
West bound grain on the fill which separates the Columbia River from Horsethief Lake, seen from the lake's boat launch area.
In the very last sunlight of that day, a westbound container train passes Horsethief Lake
Eastbound "Empire Builder" passes the Horsethief Lake dam on time
BNSF 6331 coming to a stop after mechanical failure/computer glitch in the lead engine.
Westbound loaded coal train for Roberts Bank, BC, Canada, on the fill dividing Horsethief Lake from the Columbia River.
BN 6505,6500 roll grain empties east past Horsethief Lake and the Columbia River. Kind of hard to believe that probably as many 40 of 50 foot boxcars with "grain doors" were still in grain service... (more)