A relatively short manifest train of about 40 cars coming off the PSAP, headed south at last light.
At 3:30 o'clock in the afternoon a weather-beaten war bonnet rolls down the mountain with its vehicle train at a location known locally as "The Slot", so named due to the narrow canyon walls which... (more)
At 5 o'clock in the afternoon a Tacoma bound stack train working toward the Cascade summit steps across the Nason Creek trestle. This location is about 46 rail miles west of Wenatchee.
The west bound Empire Builder is 36½ miles out of Wenatchee as it passes by the old LongFibre Mill property at 7:56 am, running about an hour behind at this point. Soon it will travel under the c... (more)
Making their way back down the grade two Simpson locomotives are traveling light after hauling some waterwood up to Mill 5. Recently, fresh crushed rock has been spread on the ROW which will allo... (more)
The train consisted of three Simpson units and "Flat Car Willy", carrying a forklift on a return from Mill 5 after taking 31 log cars up the hill. They were holding at the low end of Knights Sidi... (more)
On a fast section of double-track southbound at Ferrier Road, Train 11 was sporting some fancy-pants power today, the recently unveiled Veterans' unit #42 with #156 bloody nose Amtrak Heritage. T... (more)
The inside rail of the wye track required some attention, so yesterday morning the guys were hard at it utilizing hand tools, the backhoe and one of the railroad's gang cars in what could've been ... (more)
The 1202 is the rear end power on this outbound trip, helping another SW1200 on the head end get this log train up the hill in the woods west of Shelton. This spot is inaccessible by automobile, ... (more)
The morning turn is crossing First Street in Shelton, interrupting a section crew who are busy replacing a guard rail on the wye track. Nice old speeder!
Eastbound, returning from the Dayton dry-sort this morning with a string of empties.
My take (re: Reed Skyllingstad's photo) of another BNSF train detouring down UP's Natron Cut-off. A semaphore-like old snag s... (more)
Not much sunlight left, but enough to glint the head end of this northbound as it raced through a field of recently planted strawberries.
As the 7810 brings its train up to the Mt Hebron Road crossing search light signals still protect the west (south) end of Mt Hebron, but perhaps not for much longer. The train will make a right t... (more)
Zee train coming down the hill at 8:09am along the Central Pacific constructed portion of the line between Weed and Grass Lake. "The Gooseneck" mountain is in the background.