An eastbound freight make good time through a series of four tunnels just west of Lyle, WA as it progresses from Vancouver, WA to Pasco on the former SP&S mainline.
BNSF 4680 leads a westbound grain train out of a short curved tunnel on the east end of Lyle. It will face four more tunnels after crossing a causeway just west of town.
BNSF 6620 and 6623 handle DPU duties on a westbound grain train cruising along the Columbia River just west of Lyle, WA. The train is going through a series of four tunnels cut into the basalt cli... (more)
BNSF grain empties traverse the scenic Columbia River Gorge returning east on a scorching summer morning.
BNSF train C-SXMRBG3-53 emerges from the Fallbridge Subdivision’s Tunnel 11. The volcanic rock through which this tunnel was bored is so stable that the typical portals and lining were not needed... (more)
Its a nice day in the gorge with a west bound on the Fallbridge.
BNSF 5408 leads a Z train west through Lyle, WA along the Columbia River en route to Portland, OR. The containers/trailers are loaded and active while many lumber center beams and boxcars remain s... (more)
An eastbound manifest train passing through one of the number of tunnels between Bingen and Lyle, WA.
Shining in the morning light, AMTK 184, the Phase IV heritage unit, leads AMTK 27, the Portland section of the Empire Builder, westbound just outside Lyle, WA.
A westbound oil train approaching Lyle.
Four GEs hustle priority intermodal traffic across the Rowland Lake causeway. Just a few miles from Lyle, WA, the early morning rays greet the whitecaps on the Columbia River.
WB oil passing the tunnels of Lyle.
An empty BNSF unit trash train heads back west for another load.
At dusk, a westbound BNSF grain train passes gigantic, diagonal layers of solid rock at Lyle, WA.
At dawn, well before the sun has come up, an eastbound BNSF Z train roars along the base of the cliffs at Lyle, WA.