A break in the Autumn rains of the Puget Sound area, gives way to a decent sunset, while UP's empty garbage train heads back to Seattle for a refill.
Ahh, the rarely photographed Two Medicine Bridge, just east of East Glacier Montana. An east bound empty grainer crosses in heavy winds.
Loaded grainer crossing the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, just west of Coram.
An east bound empty grain train meets a west bound loaded grain train just east of Grizzly. In the background is Marias Pass highlighted by Summit Mountain and Calf Robe Mountain.
The Empire Builder has just rolled past the Isaac Walton Inn at Essex without a whistle stop. Now crossing over the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, it's only a few minutes behind schedule as i... (more)
Between East Java and Blacktail on the BNSF Hi Line Sub are a series of snowsheds. Only a couple days away from the first snow of the season, this Vehicle train makes it way along the numerous sn... (more)
A river can handle a drop in elevation much more comfortably than a railroad. Here the BNSF is making its way downhill a little more gradually than the Flathead River. With no way around the mou... (more)
Along the Middle Fork of the Flathead River flows midwestern grain bound for the terminals on the west coast. Here at one of a string of tunnels, a pair of faded bonnets are in charge of another ... (more)
Earlier in this day, I got this train crossing the somewhat more impressive Lake Pend Oreille at MP 4.5. Now, nearly 4.5 hours later the train is at MP 45 along Sprague lake, just outside the tiny... (more)
A BNSF Chicago to Portland Stack train makes its way over the "swing bridge" portion of original Lake Pend Orielle bridge, while construction of the second railroad bridge across the lake is in fu... (more)
Construction of the second railroad bridge across Lake Pend Orielle is in full swing as this loaded grainer makes its way across the first bridge and on to the west coast.
Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW)Location: Sandpoint, Idaho, USALocomotive #: BNSF 5469Train ID: UnknownPhoto Date: October 07, 2021
A northbound BNSF vehicle train cruises along the south Puget Sound on it's way to New Westminster BC from Richmond CA. The train is only seconds away from meeting a southbound empty UP oil trai... (more)
A tremendous sunset goes largely unseen by the crew of this northbound BNSF freight, holding at CP 21st St.
Northbound Cascades at sunset on the Puget Sound. Once again, scenes like this are not long for this world, even now pretty rare, with the retirement of the Series 6 Talgo train sets.
TMBL 1526, one of Tacoma Rails new (rebuilt) MP15AC's in the new paint scheme, has got a hold of about 1500' of double stacks, pulled from the North Intermodal Yard (NIM yard).