To me, the most frustrating part of the CBRW is just outside of Connell, in the Columbia River Basin. The terrain is rugged and interesting for maybe a mile or two as they climb the steep grade ou... (more)
CBRW 2282 leads a eastbound local back into Yakima after switching west of town.
Ex MRL SD9 now on the Columbia Basin RR at Yakima.
A happy ending (so far) for former DMIR (Missabe) SD9 no. 166. With the nose chopped, it now works former NP/BN branch lines in central Washington on the Columbia Basin Railway. Trips may include ... (more)
A pair of classic EMD road switchers cross a timber trestle in the Channelled Scablands of central Washington state.
CBRW 166 and 171 pair up at Warden, WA on the Columbia Basin Railway. The 166 was once Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Phase 4 SD9 166. It was the last Missabe unit in the original color scheme, modi... (more)
Three of Columbia Basin's EMD locomotives on the front of the Warden Local northbound out of Bruce Washington. There was also an SD9 on the rear as a manned helper.
A little known shortline in Washington state, The Columbia Basin's Portland Vancouver Junction railway. Runs from the connection with the BNSF at Rye Junction up to Battleground, Washington on the... (more)
The Portland Vancouver Junction's switcher is seen here rolling up the hill at Rye Yard.
CBRW road train arriving BNSF interchange, Connell, WA
CBRY switch power, Warden, WA