The BNSF Boeing Local shoves back toward Bayside Yard in Everett after a few hours of switching at the Boeing Plant.
Having squirmed its way through the Cascade mountains, the Empire Builder can now stretch its legs across open trestles before slowing for the stop in Everett. Only another hour to the end of the... (more)
When strutting along only a few yards from a salt-water drink (at high tide), isn't it comforting to know that the engineering department is trying to keep you supplied with good rail?!
Even the railroad scene can be changeable. Less than two years later, this yard layout has been changed and First Street (at left) has been eliminated. On the other hand, some Mukilteo residents... (more)
Sound Transit locomotives face south, so for those who catch the afternoon commute from Seattle to Everett, we find the power in push mode, as is 911, the "Mariners" unit.
After days of crossing North America, this trainload of containers is a matter of hours away from embarking on the next step in its journey, a voyage across the Pacific. The locomotives, on the o... (more)
One of railfans' preoccupations while trackside involves spotting likely homesteads, with a good view of the action! The neighborhood overlooking Mukilteo's curve seems to offer some good candida... (more)
Sprinting up the west slope of Stevens Pass, 7776 cants into a curve beside the Skykomish river. In the days of electrification, steam power would switch out at Skykomish a few miles ahead, but w... (more)