RailPictures.Net Photo: Unknown BNSF None at Berne, Washington by Ross Fotheringham
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East Portal Cascade Tunnel (more..)
Berne, Washington, USA (more..)
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Ross Fotheringham (more..)
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Down the Dragons Throat All the noise from this eastbound train is directed out of the tunnel portal and shakes your body like the grand finally of a fireworks show on the 4th of July. Headlights from the locomotive light up the tunnel walls and ceiling for a rare look inside a tunnel only rails know well. Looking inside you can clearly see where the tunnel was cut for double-stack clearance, and where the catenary lines were mounted back during the days of electrification, but I think the coolest part is where the grade clearly drops off for the steep ride down to Skykomish. Previously I always figured the grade fell off right at the entrance, but I see now it happens a few hundred feet in. Taken far away with a very long lens.
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