Empty auto racks down the Cuesta grade.
This former SP SD45 carbody looks pretty magical as it rolls past the little community off Roy Road in the Tualatin Valley.
Another view of the NS high hoods that are apparently going to Frontier Rail to switch the grain terminal at T5. Also the FRA inspections cars are in Albina.
It isn't the coastline but if you squint your eyes it almost looks as if 4449 is heading into Ventura as it flies along the Fallbridge Subdivision.
A child views the vintage full-length domes on the back of The Coast Starlight.
Locomotives that once pulled the California Zephyr rest at the Portola Railroad Museum.
CP 9712 seems to have had a fender bender. Notice the cation tape on the front railing and the missing snow plow.
This repo train arrives late into SLO on this fall morning. The SD70M duo leading stalled while attempting the grade outside of Santa Margarita, possibly because ice on the rails in the early morn... (more)
A BNSF special graces the Coastline with a nice train of company varnish and Patrick Henry cars.
Big power has finally made it CORP after acquiring a set of SD70M-2s from the Providence & Worcester and a set of former CSX SD70MACs. Here we see the M-F Sutherland to Roseberg, OR turn with a tr... (more)
A restored F7, adorning it's original Great Northern colors us leading the Oregon Coast Railroad dinner train. Crab rocks sits in the bay to the right.
Former Cascade green 1779 moves to tie down in Vancouver. This unit was recently rebuilt this year and spots some unusual number boards that i've yet to see on any other unit.
A rather unusually late afternoon auto rack thunders past Mission San Miguel. This is the 16th of 21 California Missions and was established on July 25, 1797. This location reminds me so much of t... (more)
Former SP 9721 still looks pretty good for being 29 years old. The motor has been a classic fixture around the PNW, roaming between Seattle and Eugene and working many local jobs.
A smelly garbage train heads east along the mighty Columbia River George. A Dash-9 wearing the new BNSF scheme, over powers the sound of westward winds as fall approaches.