BNSF 6175 and a red and silver Dash 9 head an empty coal train around Trinidad Loop on their climb from the Columbia River up to Quincy, WA. The train re-crewed at Wenatchee and is headed to Hause... (more)
BNSF 6175 leads an empty coal train around the curve at Trinidad Loop as the train climbs out of the Columbia River valley east of Wenatchee, WA.
BNSF 3130 and a former Santa Fe GP40X have the Spud Local under control as they round Trinidad Loop on their way up to Quincy, WA. The tank cars could indicate a side trip to Ephrata is in store f... (more)
BNSF 4908 drops downgrade at Trinidad Loop with a short Z train featuring a quartet of Boeing 737 fuselages up front. Lately the Boeing planes have showed up in Wenatchee on everything from Z trai... (more)
BNSF 6762 leads a long stack train around one half of the Trinidad Loop.
A Z train encounters Tunnel 11.1, built in 1940, at the top of the Trinidad Loop.
A westbound Z train heads downgrade at the Trinidad Loop. BNSF 1101 was involved in a wreck in Arizona in October, 2000, and was nearly totaled. When BNSF repainted it in 2002, it was repainted in... (more)
A westbound stack train rounds Trinidad Loop. The gradient is very obvious in the photo taken from the abandoned grade of the original Great Northern line constructed in 1898.
BNSF 4337 leads a westbound manifest train under the wooden trestle at the west end of the Trinidad Loop. Fellow railfan Robert Scott can be seen returning from his shot on the left. My shadow can... (more)
Columbia River Subdivision
A westbound (not the desired eastbound) rolls through the loop.
Westbound descending to Columbia River