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)
As the conductor of the BNSF MSEATAC prepares to guide his 10-locomotive consist through the yard as a yard job with BNSF 2878 shoves into the clear with the brakeman guiding.
Two BN SD60Ms have the day off as a variety of Geeps switch the Tacoma Yard.
A Tacoma Rail transfer to the BN Yard in Tacoma.
A former BN triclops idles on the Tacoma engine tracks with a variety EMD power including SD70Ace's and a SD9, BNSF 1599.
Both of these locos were sitting at CEECO (Coast Engine and Equipment Company) for a few years. When CEECO ceased operations last summer they were brought to the Tacoma yard only about a mile away... (more)
Amtrak Cascades 507 is doing it's station stop at Tacoma, using the recently re-aligned trackage. The third main addition project is nearing completion, as is the new "D" street bridge. Vista's... (more)
BNSF 7462 is rolling out to it's train, while a mob of Pumpkins await their turn in the engine facility. Three Warbonnets lurk among the sea of orange. Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE ES44DCLocation: Tacoma, Washington, USALocomotive #: BNSF 7462Train ID: TACPASPhoto Date: July 07, 2009
This locomotive was involved in a collision 12/17/2007 between the towns of Derby and Mulvane Kansas. The unit was leading the Red Rock coal train when it collided with a UP local, taking impacts... (more)
A BNSF C44-9W and 3 SD40-2s wait for a train at Tacoma.
BNSF 9337 is fresh out of the paint booth at CEECO and ready to be put into service for BNSF. It was delivered in grey primer.
BNSF 772 leads the first train south after a MOW Work window closed
The Puget Sound area is well-known for its rainy conditions, and the skies stayed overcast during much of my 5-day visit to Tacoma. The skies might have been cloudy, but a trusty night photo hand... (more)
Nighttime at the BNSF Tacoma engine terminal. The huge gantry cranes at the Port of Tacoma create a rather eerie image in the background.
MRL 4300 & 4301 waiting for their short journey to CEECO and their first coat of MRL Blue. First new locomotives for MRL.