A 4th of July Trash train!
Before sun-up, an eastbound BNSF Z train negotiates the reverse curves at Lyle, WA, while the nearby bluffs flirt with low-hanging clouds.
An empty BNSF garbage train skirts the high cliffs near Lyle as it returns westward to its origin for another load.
Just after sundown, a westbound BNSF grain train passes the ragged cliffs just east of Lyle, WA.
At dusk, a GE AC pushes on the rear of a westbound BNSF grain train at Lyle.
Westbound coal moving through the rock outcroppings known as "The Pillars" late in the day along the Columbia River.
Along the beautiful Columbia River.
On a rainy day in the Columbia River Gorge, the rear DPU of a westbound coal train shoves into Tunnel 1.
The imposing landscape of the Columbia River gorge makes big trains look small.