BNSF 4379 is the DPU on a westbound freight seen here about to enter one of the tunnels just west of the town of Lyle in the Columbia River Gorge.
An ex-Santa Fe GE bursts out of the short tunnel east of Lyle on its way to Portland. You got to love that red and silver paint.
SP 4449 crosses the mile-long fill just west of Lyle on its way back to Portland. The hike into the spot was worth it for this vista since I came all the way for Texas for some classic Columbia R... (more)
SP 4449 speeds westward back home toward Portland, OR seen here just west of Lyle along the mighty Columbia River.
Catching the last two minutes of sun on this fine spring day, BNSF 8295 leads an auto train west at Lyle, Washington. Gotta love the silver and red at sunset.
Looking across the Columbia River Gorge from Rowena, OR a coal train powered by two different models of GE power and an EMD ACe head west across the fill just out of Lyle.
An set of Dash 9's heads east at Lyle, Washington on a beautiful spring morning along the gorge. Note the orange nose door on the otherwise beautiful red & silver lead unit.
BN 2200,725,1768 have paused at Lyle with train 182. The train is making a set out of a few cars along with GP9 1768 to be used on the branch line toward Klickitat and Goldendale. The station in i... (more)
An early morning westbound is lead by 4258,2541 with 116 cars at Lyle. The wind whipped Columbia is visible in the background.