8 big ones on the ground. A few thousand cubic feet of wheat spilled. Track ruined (the CWR is sheared in two different places, and they weren't welds!). No one hurt. A bad flange on a BNSF hopper... (more)
A broken drawbar is the least of the W&Is problems at the moment.
With all these snow shots, we forget about the heat of summer. A loaded BNSF grainer rolls west out of Spokane towards Portland for export.
A 7 minute, 17 second exposure allows the world to whirl a little while the W&I switches the old fashion way. Or maybe its a dark FP9 and a photographer armed with a single flash and a lantern. I... (more)
Its a quiet night on Stevens Pass. No trains, no snow falling, no sounds. The only thing that breaks the eery silence is a little ballast regulator-turned-snow-plow as it struggles to move back th... (more)
Beacon seems quite fitting.
Green signal and white lights giving the clear into Cascade Tunnel. Outside in Scenic, a MoW worker tries to unstick a rather frozen switch as a big BNSF stack train thunders by. The micro plow is... (more)
Don't worry, everything is ok! Sound Transit is simulating an accident between a light rail vehicle and a car that made an illegal left turn. The purpose of the test was to see how the police, fir... (more)
Lightly gliding out of the Cascade Tunnel, 4 motors on an empty coal train. Two on the front, two shoving up the rear.
The rear DPU of Washington & Idaho's "Big Train" whine in B5ish going down the very visible 1% grade into Spangle. This special BNSF/W&I train gives Palouse wheat farmers a cheap, efficient way to... (more)
Looking east at the Slot. Greg W. takes a break on the 2nd unit of a hot Z train. Hes been on the job for over 24 hours while Stevens Pass was heavily snowed on.
A lovely, snowy day in the Slot.
BNSF 9164 looks like it may have a little stage fright coming out of the Cascade Tunnel.
Photographer Stephen De Vight waves to the engineer of an empty coal train. It stopped for a while in Scenic before continuing over the hill eastward.
Empty grain rolls over the lesser used route in Washington. At least the limited trains come with stunning scenery, thanks to millions of years of flowing water.