An eastern visitor sits on the power tracks on a clear morning.
Part of BNSF's diminishing heritage fleet waits for duty in Vancouver, WA.
On a 100F day, the best place on the platform at Vancouver is in the shade of PNWR train 663. Once the eastbound Empire Builder clears, the 663 will begin its trip to Albany, Oregon.
After heading deep into Vancouver to pick up a Weber BBQ, i used the opportunity to finally check out the PVJR Yard. This unit is painted for the Washington Central and was built in 1965 for the M... (more)
The fresh and clean crew of Portland Westerns 664 rolls out of Vancouver.
Ex-CB&Q E8 No. 9949 makes a station stop at Vancouver on the point of a Portland-Seattle train. Note the crew talking with someone on the platform.
Jordan DeCloedt steps out onto the front porch of his ATSF bandit to yard 664. Usually this happens at Willbridge Yard in Portland and the train runs light to Vancouver, today we have a full train... (more)
A variety of locomotives, including many Alcos, get needed attention at the Vancouver Shops.
A recently rebuild ex. BN SD40-2 rolls northward towards its train in Vancouver yard. The uni-brow on top of the cab is apparently a setup for both PTC and a pair of air conditioners, though that ... (more)
SD60M moves into position to couple to last Sundays Lake Transfer.
Former Cascade green 1779 moves to tie down in Vancouver. This unit was recently rebuilt this year and spots some unusual number boards that i've yet to see on any other unit.
This might look like a BNSF local, but it's actual a Portland Terminal train, the Lake Yard Transfer that moves cars from Vancouver to Lake Yard (and I believe also works the UP while it's out and... (more)
Pulling a very long cut of nothing but grain hoppers, the Portland & Western's 663 Job waits to head over the Columbia Draw along the Amtrak platform.
Basking in the early morning sun, BNSF 4703 sits cold await service and the next call to work.
Amtrak Cabbage NCPU 90251 trails on Amtrak Cascade 513 as it heads out of Vancouver WA on its way north.