Pacific Transportation Services was a Tacoma, WA, locomotive dealer that owned this Fairbanks-Morse H10-44, parked along the Tacoma waterfront back in 1982. PTS 122 was built for the log-hauling C... (more)
On a short layover I got some time to head back to the Flats for a visit to favorite old ramshackle operation. And sure enough a grizzled old veteran was idling aware adorned with battle scars, b... (more)
Tacoma Rail's twice weekly job 103 works the South Tacoma industries under the occasionally watchful eye of Mt Rainier on a beautiful winter day. The Feed Mill isn't quite finished but they ne... (more)
This may be the last or second to last, of the 5 SD70ACe's for QNS&L. Tacoma Rail facilitated it's escape from Progress Rail, and then dropped it of at BNSF's door step on a transfer job. Shou... (more)
In east side of the Progress Rail facility, sits another of the 5 SD70ACe's for QNS&L. Also in the scene are 2 EMD SD70ACe T4 units (1602 and ???), a pair of future Tacoma Rail units, a couple ... (more)
One of 5 SD70ACe's for QNS&L, nearing delivery time at Progress Rail's Tacoma facility. Progress Rail ( CEECO before) frequently has interesting equipment on site. In the background is Metra ... (more)
Amtrak's northbound Coast Starlight pauses at the distinctive Tacoma Union Station on the last lap of its long journey from Los Angeles to Seattle. Note the steam generator car behind the F40s. At... (more)
Two Milwaukee Road F7 A-B-A sets join forces to drag a Portland bound freight out of Tide Flats Yard. The B units are slugs and the two sets were assigned to Tacoma to handle helper service up the... (more)
Rotary snow plow no. X900207 and its permanently assigned F7B unit are in the company of NW2s nos. 665 and 666 at Milwaukee Road's Tacoma tideflats shops and yard 11 months prior to the end of the... (more)
Tacoma Rail's Mobile (formerly) Training Facility, was moved by a flatbed truck recently. The former UP caboose is used for training purposes, including a simulator. The new location out in fro... (more)
The Tacoma Link streetcar heads through downtown passing some historic commercial buildings across from Union Station.
The Murray Morgan Bridge looms in high in the sky as a Seattle to Portland (Brooklyn) UP train heads due north towards Point Defiance, where it will head around a curve and turn back in the direct... (more)
A Tacoma Rail GP38-2 awaits its next assignment in their sprawling main yard while mother nature tries to break through the industrial setting with a young tree..
Tacoma Rail's Hill Job passes through the iconic Milwaukee Road gulch on the east side of Tacoma Washington, under the city's skyline.
Tacoma Rail returning from Makenna WA with a string of Empty hoppers.