A very rare scene that won't be seen again! Tacoma Rails Hill Job or Job 101, the train to Fredrickson WA is now an entry in the history books. Tacoma Rails Mountain Division over the former Mi... (more)
Shortly after stalling, the final Tacoma Rail train headed to Frederickson, WA gets moving again.
For the final time, Tacoma Rail runs the Hill Job up Tacoma Gulch. After grabbing the second cut further down the hill, 7001 leads what may be the final uphill cut of freight cars ever on the hill... (more)
For the final time, Tacoma Rail runs the Hill Job up Tacoma Gulch. With the 3000's dead in tow, they get up to a walking pace after stalling out on the S curve just below. Will this be the last tr... (more)
Rolling into Frederickson, Tacoma Rail's SD70ACe-P4 duo pulls a short train up to Allred Junction on a cloudy January day. The days are numbered for this operation as only weeks are left.
Tacoma Rails Hill Job tops out on the Milwaukee Roads toughest hill to tackle at 46th Street.
Tacoma Rails Hill begins the ascend of Tacoma Hill and is coming out of the curves in between and under 3 different freeways. Todays train dealing made the hill easily even with the wet rail being... (more)
Tacoma Rail 7001 leads the Tacoma Rail Hill Job up the 3.8% Grade at 43rd Street with all units screaming in run 8. The Milwaukee Road PCE mainline to Portland once ruled the grade, since 1980 own... (more)
Tacoma Rail 7001 leads the Tacoma Rail Hill Job up the 3.8% Grade at 46th Street. The Milwaukee Road PCE mainline to Portland once ruled the grade, since 1980 ownership has belonged to Chehalis We... (more)
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)