In the last hour of sunlight an eastbound empty grainer passes through pastoral Winton at the mothballed Longfibre mill.
Colorless color The last big snow up on the hill yielded many feet of the white stuff. Two light sets of locomotives meet at Winton. I hope everyone is ready for the big snows this winter!
Eastbound rolls down the main while a v-train waits in the siding at the west Winton switch. The old style signals will be short-lived, the replacements will soon be turned to face the right-of-w... (more)
A dead unit caused a delay for a westbound v-train and after an eastbound stack (BNSF 5178) arrived, the 698 was peeled off. The conductor is seen guiding the renewed consist back to the troubled... (more)
A westbound vehicle train was jinxed with this NS POC and had to wait for an eastbound to rescue them. Here they pull away from the westbound to grab the substitute power off the eastbound, then w... (more)
A BNSF empty coal train waits in the siding at Winton, WA for a Westbound stack train. This is an export coal train that operates between Spring Creek mine MT to Roberts Bank, BC. Export coal tra... (more)
Late afternoon, 90° a stack train flies around the corner at Winton gaining momentum for the Hill
The Spokane - Everett general freight blasts out of the west portal Winton Tunnel, the third bore placed in quick succession in order to cross through the ridges from Chumstick Valley to the Nason... (more)
A full grainer steps into the grind up to Stevens Pass at the West Winton curve. The spotlight signals will soon be a thing of the past as BNSF continues a project to install new signaling equipm... (more)
Morning fog eventually gave way to clear blue skys, under which, a westbound freight exits Winton Tunnel.
After being past by an eastbound empty grain train this V train waits for a clear signal to head West.
LIMITED VISABILITY; More than an inch an hour fell as BNSF proved to have the only pass open in the state.
This odd mixture of power crosses a bridge.
Spliting the signals at West Winton