A little variety in Vancouver today with a couple former BN motors and late Fall snow.
The oilcans have stalled and await the helpers for nearly three hours. Here they come after a crew was found to take them north, coupling to rear under the supervision of some goats
Traffic on the former SP Coastline has become nearly nonexistent due to the cancellation of the The Oilcans. The droves of folks who follow the rail traffic along this scenic route were treated to... (more)
One of the most recognizable advertising spot on railpictures.net would have to be the the Rose Quarter grain silos along the Willamette river rail corridor. This facility which was built continue... (more)
SPS 700 was fired up in honor of Chris Mclarney, a key member of the Pacific Railroad Preservation Association. After blowing steam at AMTK 11, the 700 put on a good show on the Oregon Pacific Oa... (more)
Another SD59MX has made its way north destined for Tacoma. These eco-SD60M rebuilds are apparently having their EGR systems dismantled by Progress Rail in Tacoma.
After a heavy downpour, BNSF 799 is illuminated by the late afternoon sun as it backs onto an eastbound manifest. Note the sequentially numbered BN GP40Ms in the background.
Close up of Amtraks new spaceship at PDX.
A former GN GP30 rebuild sits amounts other H3 power, including a SD38, BNSF 1560 with TEBC6, BNSF 60.
On my way to the derailment in Mosier, i made a short stop in Hood River to snap this photo of the an assortment of passenger equipment. The former ATSF (i believe?) dome car now has some ugly wha... (more)
With 4 GEs on point and 2 on the rear pushing, this high priority Z rushes along the mighty Columbia River Gorge to Portland.
A GP60M rebuild leads a rail train east after a dusting of snow
I wouldn't be surprised if this was one of the last SD7s in revenue service in the country.
Recently delivered, UP 96 awaits the next president on Election day 2016.
One of UP's newest additions hangs around Portland on turkey day. I think i got the new designation of this Tier IV compliant GE.