Tacoma Rail's Hill Job is headed back home, crossing the Sounder Trestle (former location of Milwaukee S Curve trestle). This time in the company of two Sounder trains (one dead in tow).
TMBL 7001 leads 2 other SD40-3's and another SD70ACe-T4 and 24 cars up the 3.3% ex-Milwaukee Road Tacoma Gulch as it nears the top of the grade on 4/4/17.
There is a narrow window of oportunity for a shot like this. This scene embraces both history and the future (possibly). The future is Tacoma Rail's hill job, powered by former EMD SD70ACe-P4s 1... (more)