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Amtrak in Washington state
With two sections of the Empire Builder, the Coast Starlight, Seattle, the Cascade Mountains, Columbia Valley and Puget Sound, Washington state offers rail buffs plenty of variety and beauty.
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Photo ID: 721495

At the end of its 2206-mile journey from Chicago, Amtrak's westbound Empire Builder arrives at Seattle's King Street Station behind an unusual combination of three nearly new F40s and two E-units.... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 243
Train ID: #7, Empire Builder
Photo Date: July, 1978


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Jan 02, 2020

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Photo ID: 718328

Charging Through Samish: At Samish, the morning northbound Amtrak Cascades train to Vancouver, B.C. rolls right along Puget Sound. From here on up to Bellingham, the BNSF Bellingham Subdivi... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak Cascades
Locomotive: Siemens SC-44
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: WDTX 1401
Train ID: Amtrak 516
Photo Date: June 13, 2019


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By: Mike Armstrong

Added: Dec 01, 2019

Views: 1,114
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Photo ID: 718327

Departing Bellingham: Rounding the curve after Bellingham Station, Amtrak train 516 quickly gets up to speed with a Siemens Charger locomotive leading the way. The SC-44s are very quick on ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak Cascades
Locomotive: Siemens SC-44
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: WDTX 1406
Train ID: Amtrak 516
Photo Date: June 04, 2019


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By: Mike Armstrong

Added: Dec 01, 2019

Views: 934
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Photo ID: 718229

Heritage at the Pond: It's a crisp Thanksgiving Day morning and Amtrak train number 516 is rolling by as it approaches the Fairhaven station in Bellingham, Washington. Leading the charge on... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 156
Train ID: Amtrak 516
Photo Date: November 28, 2019


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By: Mike Armstrong

Added: Nov 30, 2019

Views: 1,110
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Photo ID: 718114

Charging Over the Viaduct: Amtrak Cascades thunders across a large steel viaduct on the north side of Bellingham, Washington as it heads for Vancouver, B.C. Leading the charge is SC-44 loco... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak Cascades
Locomotive: Siemens SC-44
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: WDTX 1400
Train ID: Amtrak 516
Photo Date: November 24, 2019


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By: Mike Armstrong

Added: Nov 28, 2019

Views: 680
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Photo ID: 717766

Fall on Approach: Fall is approaching in the Pacific Northwest as the evening southbound Amtrak Cascades train nears its first station stop at Bellingham, Washington on its 4 and a half hou... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak Cascades
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 90253
Train ID: Amtrak 519
Photo Date: August 08, 2019


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By: Mike Armstrong

Added: Nov 26, 2019

Views: 765
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Photo ID: 717426

Cascading Across the Bay: Amtrak train number 516 crosses Chuckanut Bay as it nears the next stop at Bellingham, Washington. This train is bound for Vancouver, B.C. I've been trying to get ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak Cascades
Locomotive: Siemens SC-44
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: WDTX 1400
Train ID: Amtrak 516
Photo Date: November 23, 2019


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By: Mike Armstrong

Added: Nov 23, 2019

Views: 1,767
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Photo ID: 717071

In order to serve the Pacific Northwest’s two largest cities, Amtrak’s Empire Builder added a Portland section in 1981, with the train splitting in two at Spokane, Washington, and continuin... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Vancouver, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 191
Train ID: AMTK 28
Photo Date: August 22, 2017


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By: Craig Walker

Added: Nov 20, 2019

Views: 1,246
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Photo ID: 708929

Amtrak Cascades trains 518 and 517 meet in front of the station at Vancouver, Washington.

Railroad: Washington Department of Transportation
Locomotive: Siemens SC-44
Location: Vancouver, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: WDTX 1407
Train ID: NRPC 518
Photo Date: May 26, 2019


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By: Wendel Moran

Added: Sep 04, 2019

Views: 1,164
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Photo ID: 703973

The train doesn't stop here anymore ... Amtrak NPCU 90252 is on point of the morning Cascades service from Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR. The train has just cleared customs and is rolling past the... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Blaine, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 90252
Train ID: AMTK 517
Photo Date: July 15, 2019


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By: Ted Harrison

Added: Jul 19, 2019

Views: 872
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Photo ID: 702792

Amtrak's Empire Builder Train no. #8 passes by The Seattle Waterfront with Amtrak heritage unit #130 in the lead.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 130
Train ID: AMTK #8
Photo Date: June 01, 2019


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By: Ethan Sansoni

Added: Jul 10, 2019

Views: 944
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Photo ID: 701845

Amtrak's Pacific International Cascades: Amtrak train number 517 rolls south along Samish Bay behind SC-44 Charger locomotive on a beautiful June day. This train and its northbound evening ... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak Cascades
Locomotive: Siemens SC-44
Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: WDTX 1407
Train ID: Amtrak 517
Photo Date: June 11, 2019


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By: Mike Armstrong

Added: Jul 01, 2019

Views: 1,934
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Favorited: 10
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Photo ID: 699867

The Coast Starlight crosses Olequa Creek late in the afternoon just outside the town of Winlock, making its way to terminus at Seattle.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: Winlock, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 17
Train ID: A014
Photo Date: June 08, 2019


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By: Joel Hawthorn

Added: Jun 11, 2019

Views: 785
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Photo ID: 693494

With the 1980s version of the Seattle skyline in the background, Amtrak's Pioneer gets underway out of King Street Station, bound for Salt Lake City and a Chicago connection.

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: EMD F40PH
Location: Seattle, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 225
Train ID: #26, the Pioneer
Photo Date: April, 1982


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By: Tom Nelligan

Added: Apr 08, 2019

Views: 1,478
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Photo ID: 687217

During a brief break between snow storms that have brought a good deal of sea level snow to the Puget Sound area (to say nothing of the foot or more at higher elevations), the Amtrak Starlight rol... (more)

Railroad: Amtrak
Locomotive: GE P42DC
Location: University Place, Washington, USA
Locomotive #: AMTK 24
Train ID: 11
Photo Date: February 10, 2019


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By: Steve Carter

Added: Feb 11, 2019

Views: 1,929
Comments: 1

Favorited: 17

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