On the PSAP railroad a conductor returns to the pool power after setting out a cut of empties at Bayshore Siding. In a few moments they will receive an order to proceed north toward Belfair .
UP pool power has made its way to the Kitsap County garbage transfer station, an unheard of occurrence until recently. Most days one of PSAP's rent-a-wrecks make the turn, but once a week or so y... (more)
Another trip up the hill and the rear helpers separate. The 1200 continues with the log train into the property while the 1202 waits behind with a mud load at the Hanks Lake Road crossing.
Making the climb up Napavine Hill, train 11 0f 11.08.2011 - 2nd out is #507. No wind storms have come through yet this fall so the leaves remain on the trees.
Good timing for the Starlight just as the sun burned through the morning fog in S.E. Thurston County, WA.
After switching out loads at the Kitsap County Transfer facility the crew reverses the train over to the main track and will make the return to Shelton long hood forward.
A patch of sunlight near the end of daylight provides a lit opportunity of this uphill train with an Oakway SD 60 providing a boost.
Just around the point from Celilo heading east along the Columbia River.
Eastbound rounding the curve at 116. The Biggs grain towers and MT Hood in the back.
Something other than orange rolling east into the cut west of Maryhill.
After crossing the Columbia River from Wishram, WA (seen in the distance) a southbound begins the climbs up Deschutes River Canyon. The UP main, US 30 and I-84 are just below.
Westbound along the Columbia River, a couple of miles west of Maryhill. Vineyards cling to ledges along the cliffs.
Three of Simpson's locomotives are visible. In a switch move the 1200 has come out of the siding after holding for the 1202 to pull up with the dump car. After grabbing the mud load Jerry Miller... (more)
In addition to hauling "waterwood" up the hill there was a mud load this morning. They have just emptied the Difco side dump into a huge mud puddle. The 1201 idles nearby on the main.
Stick and Jerry take a break to check business orders while today's power, the 1201 idles just outside the window.