Southern Railway's famous Rathole Division had nothing on the former SP&S mainline along the Columbia River in Washington state. Here BNSF 5755 rolls a loaded coal train through Jackson Tunnel, th... (more)
Eastbound Union Pacific empty grain train, viewed from Ruthton Park overlook on a rainy day. Dog mountain, shrouded in low clouds, is the backdrop on the other side of the Columbia River.
Eastbound windmill blade train past Towal, WA
Shortly after sunrise on a clear June morning, a hot eastbound Z-train is on the causeway across Rowland Lake in the Columbia Gorge between Bingen and Lyle.
Eastbound windmill blade train between Wishram and Maryhill, WA
A westbound BNSF stack train departs Lyle, Washington, on a beautiful afternoon in the Columbia River Gorge on September 24, 2016. It looks like an intermodal train—but don’t let the containers fo... (more)
Westbound through the Columbia Gorge, a hot BNSF Z-train is approaching Home Valley. Around the curve, the rear of the train is still passing the site of the Collins Slide, a particularly unstabl... (more)
As if the westward view through the Columbia Gorge were not enough, the Union Pacific added two locomotives in factory-fresh paint to the head of the three unit consist on this eastbound manifest.... (more)
In the heart of the Columbia Gorge, a BNSF eastbound manifest emerges from Tunnel 7 just west of Lyle, Washington on the BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision, and will soon roll through Tunnels 8 and 9. T... (more)
Eastbound Manifest approaching the Maryhill siding.
The Portland section of Amtrak's Empire Builder passes across the Columbia from Cascade Locks, Oregon, on its morning run to the City of Roses. I was told that the bare mountainside in the backgr... (more)
Garbage train east of Towal, WA on the Fallbridge Sub.
Z train east of Towal, WA on the Fallbridge Sub.
Z train east of Bingen, WA on the Fallbridge Sub.