A northbound manifest, lead by AC4400CW 5703, makes its way towards Canada along the coast of the Puget Sound near Picnic Point Park.
A westbound BNSF manifest train continues south along the Puget Sound during the golden hour.
Sounder commuter train #1700 passes Picnic Point Park on its run from Seattle to Everett, WA. The next stop is Mulkiteo, only a short distance up the line. A blustery spring day is making the wave... (more)
Amtrak Cascades Train #513 is running a bit late as it rolls alongside Picnic Point Park underneath the layer of morning low clouds and fog.
A westbound vehicle train rolls alongside Picnic Point Park underneath the layer of morning low clouds and fog.
A westbound manifest train continues to roll south along the Puget Sound as a Bald Eagle continues to fly parallel along the head end of the locomotive.
A 2 1/2 hour late Amtrak Empire Builder Train #7 cruises through Picnic Point Park as the train continues to salvage some lost time. The lead unit has a 'white scar' on front of the engine.
Even trash can look good! A southbound loaded garbage train wends its way along BNSF's shoreline trackage complemented with a high tide and (hold your hats!) sunshine.
Almost like the old days, with all this green running alongside Puget Sound at the head of a northbound freight! Hardly even have to squint ('cept for that warbonnet peeking around the bend).
Four Dash-9s (one a visiting C40-9W from the NS) work light up the shoreline trackage from Seattle to Everett. The park access bridge was erected to address safety concerns but provides a boon fo... (more)
For now it's only rain impeding this eastbound empty grain train, soon to encounter early season snowfall while crossing Stevens Pass in the Cascades.
GEVO 7611 is still looking good, some six months after I last photographed her in the snow.
Two modes of commuting from Seattle to Everett are visible here: remnants of last century's sailing schooners and today's Sounder consist.