Richard Beal photo:
Three Tiger Striped GP50's roar by next to Boeing Field, south of Seattle with pigs for Chicago
3 SP SD45Rs are coming off the now defunct ex NP waterfront line after delivering their train to Stacy yard. The track nearest the photographer is the Seattle waterfront streetcar line. It ran unt... (more)
3 freshly rebuilt SD45Rs are the power for today's LA to Seattle SP runthrough train. The BN crew took over this train at Brooklyn yard in Portland OR. SP power sure looked good when it was clean.... (more)
Happy 100th birthday, Union Station! Opened in May, 1911 by Union Pacific predecessor Oregon-Washington Railway & Navigation Company and joined soon thereafter by the Chicago, Milwaukee, S... (more)
After the recession of 1980, it was nice to see Burlington Northern get new power. Another added bonus was a new paint scheme! The tiger striped scheme didn't last long since it didnt' show up too... (more)
The ROOEVE (Roosevelt-Everett) brings in the trash cans, leaning into the curve south of Spokane Street as it enters Seattle.
As evening approaches, Interbay yard is crammed full of motive power at its engine facility, including a couple of Amtrak P42s marked for service which are in dire need of wheel replacement.
What a line up! On a crisp, clear winter afternoon, A variety of Sounders, Amtrak's Empire Builder, a special ORCA locomotive, and an old Winnebago! All that is missing from the northwest's... (more)
Taking it easy on the shores, three DPU roll along the Puget Sound. Soon, the easy times will be over. Stevens Pass, with its huge 2.2% grades, will put all the train's 6 units to work.
The headlights of a southbound Sound Transit Link Light Rail train bring to life a variety of details in Beacon Hill Tunnel, from the curvature of the track to the sinuous path of the overhead con... (more)
BNSF 4730 smokes it up on its way out of town with a couple unique locomotives in its consist including BN's Pacific Pride II 2075 and MRL 36 on its way to Livingston and ultimately Deer Lodge, M... (more)
Northern Pacific 6506C is preparing to depart Seattle on the North Coast Limited. The Union Pacific station can be seen in the background.
Empire Builder ready to depart Seattle.
SOMEONE TALKED; and I was All-Ears hearing about this special move planned well after dark. Finding a driver, a spot bright enough between Mukilteo and Seattle and trying to hold the camer... (more)
A Northern Pacific observation car brings up the tail end of the North Coast Limited as it begins its journey east from Seattle, WA. Notice no vests, hard hats or safety glasses on the workers.