Crew change... Second shift crews gather to inspect and prepare their locomotive power before beginning their duties at Balmer Yard in Seattle on a partly sunny May afternoon.
A Herzog work train pauses while a backhoe repositions itself on top of the gondolas during a trenching project for new fiber optic cable installation at Howarth Park in Everett, WA. This effort i... (more)
As evening approaches, Interbay yard is crammed full of motive power at its engine facility, including a couple of Amtrak P42s marked for service which are in dire need of wheel replacement.
Southbound BNSF #5663 skirts the Puget Sound shoreline as it drags a train of empty coal porters from Canada on a long journey back to the Powder River Basin in Wyoming via the Fallbridge Sub.
Westbound BNSF #4868 leads a Z-train across Nason Creek as it makes its way uphill to the summit on a warm July morning.
UP SD9043MAC #8004 thunders eastward past a granary at Biggs, OR with a general manifest freight train.
BNSF #2080 leads the "Boeing Local" as it shoves a line of oversized containers toward the Port Of Everett shipping docks in Mukilteo, WA on a sunny spring morning.
Westbound BNSF #4492 leads a hot-shot intermodal train along Everett's shoreline enroute to Seattle on a chilly March afternoon.