Eastbound BNSF Z train with a variety of BNSF and BN paint schemes on a windy morning.
Northbound BNSF train that followed a UP detour off of the Oregon Trunk. I had just missed the UP train.
Eastbound Z train near North Dalles in the Columbia River Gorge. Mount Hood is in the background.
DPU 8002 on the end of a unit auto rack heading east.
West bound local.
Westbound along the Columbia River Unit Oil Train with BNSF 6007 (ES44DC) and BNSF 6119 (ES44AC) up front and BNSF 6589 (ES44C4) and BNSF 5682 (AC44CW) at the rear.
Westbound empty garbage train near Home Valley in the Columbia River Gorge.
Eastbound Mixed with BNSF 3782 (ET44C4) and BNSF 7215 (ES44DC) near Maryhill WA with Mount Hood in the background.
Waiting for 4449, a WB grainer passes Lyle underneath a faint rainbow.
My 1st day out in Oregon for Winter Rail we had the afternoon free so we headed out into the Columbia River Gorge. Unfortunately the BNSF wasn't running much west. Towards sunset the only train mo... (more)
Westbound local at Home Valley in the Columbia River Gorge. Note the locomotive is a GP 39-3.
Anxious feelings of defeat turn to joy as the sun opens up on 4449.
The eastbound Daylight special passes the reservation site at Cook under a subtle mist.
With a little snow still on the rim of the Columbia River Gorge, 4449 blasts into Stevenson on a wonderful spring afternoon. The train is taking part of an IMAX special, with a matching set of BNS... (more)
In the warm afternoon sunlight, a westbound BNSF Grain Train snakes through the Columbia River Gorge just west of Lyle, WA on March 17th, 2018.