Dominating the Seattle-area skyline, Mt. Rainier grab the eye's attention from points spread across thousands of square miles of the Puget Sound region. Barely a month and a half into my tenure a... (more)
Passing one of the few remaining working farms along the route, Sounder #1510 heads north out of Puyallup, WA on the commuter run to Seattle. The train is about to pass under the new Shaw Road bri... (more)
Pulled by a FT-FT-geep-geep-FT-FT set, a Northern Pacific freight heads westbound into Puyallup, WA, summer 1962. We were on our way to Seattle World's Fair. This is on NP main line east of Tacoma... (more)
My heartfelt thanks to whoever put this coal train together with the DPU facing the "right" way. A couple days of no rain and fairly clear skies (clear for the PNW), and this scene comes togeth... (more)
In the pre-Sound Transit era, ABS ruled the territory between Tacoma and Seattle (Ballard), WA. Alas, the searchlights no longer beam their aspect on this stretch of Washington countryside.
As shadows creep across the Puyallup River valley, commuters aboard Sounder train 1505 are only a few minutes from the end of their train ride to Tacoma. A low deck of quickly-receding clouds par... (more)
Majestic Mount Rainier towers over a southbound Cascades Service train near sunset. The peak of Rainier is 40 miles from this photo spot.
A Sounder zips through the bucolic countryside.
Great backdrops abound in Washington to photograph Amtrak's Talgo service.
BNSF 7739 leads the charge of an empty grain train towards Puyallup and Mt Rainier. Soon the train will turn north and make it’s way to the Scenic sub and begin it’s ascent over Stevens Pass and... (more)
Everett-Vancouver manifest heading south through Puyallup.
A clean GEVO heads through the curve.
Amtrak 508 heads north for Seattle with Amtrak 505 as its power once again today.
Work train with two SD40-2s heads northbound for Seattle in the failing light near Puyallup.