Flying down the Gorge
Coal exports with SD70MACS from the midwest blasts out of the natural basalt tunnel of Lyle.
At dusk, a westbound empty trash train cuts through Lyle after piercing a rock tunnel.
Near sunset, a westbound grain train paints a majestic scene along the banks of the river.
A westbound BNSF trash train threads the tunnel at Lyle, WA.
A westbound grain load makes its way past the layered granite slopes at Lyle, WA.
A westbound BNSF Z train zips through Tunnel 10 west of Lyle, Washington, on May 30, 2008.
View from on high in the magnificent Columbia River Gorge, a BNSF Oil train heads west near Lyle, WA rolling through Tunnel 10. In the background the causeway this train is traversing has on the ... (more)
An empty BNSF grain heads eastbound while cutting through cliffs in the Columbia River Gorge.
Along the banks of the Columbia River, the Portland Section of the Empire Builder is about to duck into Tunnel 9, just west of Lyle at 15:25pm.
The head end of a westbound oiler poking through "The Pillars" rock formation near Rowland Lake along the Washington shore of the Columbia River.
Cruising gracefully down the North Bank of the Columbia River George, another load of grain destined for Western Washington elevators and export overseas looks beautiful on a fine fall afternoon.
Another load of coal destined to Roberts Bank, BC for export rolls down the mighty Columbia River on BNSF's scenic Fallbridge sub.
Cruising westward with a waterside view the envy of many, this BNSF crew has empty garbage cars headed back toward Seattle on a beautiful late spring day.