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.
A BNSF manifest paces the Columbia River on its trek west.
Minutes before the sun dips below the mountains, a BNSF grain train passes Rock Cove on its journey westward.
Once home to the Oregon Portage Railroad, Cascade Locks still sees rail traffic rushing through town daily, even 155 years after the first run commenced. A Union Pacific intermodal gets to be one ... (more)