Shortly after stalling, the final Tacoma Rail train headed to Frederickson, WA gets moving again.
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.
Just before noon Tacoma Rails Hill Job has escaped the Port of Tacoma and takes a short 10 car train up the hill with the two SD70s as the power.
After clearing a tree off the tracks Tacoma Rails Hill Job is underway on the 3.8% grade as they lift the first of two cuts to 85th Street.
With 26 cars for Frederickson behind the two SD70ACe-P4s, the hill job slowly makes it way up the 3 percent grade at 46th Street.
Tacoma Rails Hill Job tops out on the Milwaukee Roads toughest hill to tackle at 46th Street.
Tacoma Rails Hill passes by the crossing at Allison and along side the old Allison siding which has been used by Tacoma Eastern, Milwuakee Road, Chehalis Western, and now Tacoma Rail.
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 Rails Hill Job is deep into Tacoma Hill starting the first of many S curves up to the top of the Hill. Todays train has no problems lifting 20 cars up the hill with Tacoma Rails SD70ACe-P4 ... (more)
Tacoma Rail's Hill Job (103) is on it's way home from Fredrickson and a portion of the former Milwaukee Road mainline. To do so, they must cross the BNSF and UP tracks and the Puyallup river over... (more)
Steam Powered Rotary OY is clearing the rails on the Cumbres and Toltec. First time in 23 years, maybe the last. Hats of to everyone involved, it was well run and a great day.
Tacoma Rail's twice weekly job 103 works the South Tacoma industries under the occasionally watchful eye of Mt Rainier on a beautiful winter day. The Feed Mill isn't quite finished but they ne... (more)