The nightly Cascades service heads north out of Seattle for points up the coast. Behind the train, lite power pokes it's head out of the tunnel heading for the yard in Interbay.
This railroad was only around for a brief period in the early 1980's.
Capitol Hill looms behind the storage tracks; in 2013 these trains will run underneath the hill to the University of Washington.
Three of Sound Transit's brand new LRVs sit in their yard waiting the Central Link project to open in 2009.
Seattle & North Coast near some sort of sawmill.
Seattle & North Coast in the Port of Seattle.
Two competitors in the Pacific Northwest hold strong against each other. BNSF owning the tracks and UP owning trackage rights.
That upside-down flag makes me chuckle a little at this shot. One of Sound Transit's many shiny, new Link LRV's takes a spin around the O&M's testing loop.
Lined up and ready for action
Two things Seattle is known for: coffee (Tully's roastery in the former Rainer Brewery) and the big blue wave of Sound Transit.
The Seattle skyline is an impressive backdrop for King St. Station. Taken from a passing geometry train.
BNSF 9148 & BNSF 971
These are Amtrak's fine curves.
Beach goers hardly notice the the Amtrak Cascades silently rolling north.
Free and open territory greet the Sounder on its way north as it quickly accelerates to 50mph