An inland view of the EGT Grain Facility were "earth worms" go to transform. Their are four tracks that squeeze down to two at the unloading building. Of the three trains in the shot, one (wrap... (more)
A Loram Rail Grinder puts on a light (and noise) show for the residents of Tacoma and Ruston, at the site of the form Asarco Smelter. Tunnel #1, just under 400' long, is the lesser known tunnel i... (more)
Nevada Northern's rotary snow plow was the featured subject for the annual night shot in 2016. #93 was a nice addition to the event, which was well worth every penny spent and every minute to t... (more)
Tacoma's Union Station, with its Federal Courthouse addition, still has rail service of a sort. Sound Transit's Link Light rail passes by on Pacific Ave and makes a stop at the adjacent Washingto... (more)
With 3-4 inches of snow on the ground and more to come, the BNSF Tacoma yard has different look about it. With local 251 working from the west end, a grain train is tied to down at the east end ... (more)
The newest of Loram's 420 series Rail Grinders is working the BNSF Seattle sub in the Tacoma area. This is the RG421, configured with 3 grinding cars, 2 - 75,000 gal water cars , a tool/crew car,... (more)
Amtrak 14, Starlight, has just completed it's station stop at the new (again) Tacoma Dome Station on the Lakewood sub. The station's name sake is in the background, while the train crosses the c... (more)
Thursday 11/18/21 was the first day for passenger trains on the Pt Defiance bypass, Sound Transits Lakewood sub. Amtrak #11, Starlight, was the first long distance passenger train on the route. Th... (more)
Thursday 11/18/21 was the first day for passenger trains on the Pt Defiance bypass, Sound Transits Lakewood sub. Cascades 503 was the first passenger train on the route, this time around. The Lake... (more)
Wednesday 11/17/21 was the last day for passenger trains on the Pt Defiance portion of BNSF's Seattle Sub. The next day, the Cascades and Starlights moved to the Lakewood Sub. With that move, s... (more)
A break in the Autumn rains of the Puget Sound area, gives way to a decent sunset, while UP's empty garbage train heads back to Seattle for a refill.
Ahh, the rarely photographed Two Medicine Bridge, just east of East Glacier Montana. An east bound empty grainer crosses in heavy winds.
Loaded grainer crossing the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, just west of Coram.
An east bound empty grain train meets a west bound loaded grain train just east of Grizzly. In the background is Marias Pass highlighted by Summit Mountain and Calf Robe Mountain.
The Empire Builder has just rolled past the Isaac Walton Inn at Essex without a whistle stop. Now crossing over the Middle Fork of the Flathead River, it's only a few minutes behind schedule as i... (more)