ODOT1 - Oh Dat 1 ugly piece of rolling stock. The newest Cascades Talgo set, sporting a cab car that could only have been designed by a committee, rolls through Tacoma for the first time, and it d... (more)
One of two tiny stretches of street running in Tacoma. This one is BNSF's line, delivering a couple loads of ethanol to the refinery at the north end of "D" street. The crewmen is a keeping a c... (more)
Mirror, mirror.. The still waters that precede the Roza dam on the Yakima river, provides this wonderful reflective vista. Click... (more)
Illustrating a time honored railroad engineering practice of following a river to get from point A to point B, the Yakima Valley sub, in part, winds it way through the Yakima River Canyon between ... (more)
Tacoma's Union Station may now officially be a Federal Courthouse, but it is also something of an Art Gallery and Museum. From the statue of the early 1900's passenger out front, to the Art Glass... (more)
Out of the most "uneventful" winter in the Puget Sound, comes a stunning sunset. Finally, passengers aboard the Cascades get to see something in the sky other than gray or black.
The Starlight (almost on time) has just negotiated a path through 4 freights, all waiting for Amtrak. A couple of NB freight are sitting on Main 1 and the Tacoma Main, while a SB is waiting on M... (more)
Saved from the wrecking ball years ago, the Tacoma Union Station still stands watch over trains, trains that never will again stop at it's doors. It's function now, as seen by the reasonably well... (more)
Downtown Tacoma's Skyline provides an interesting backdrop for the nighttime work that goes on in it's backyard; The Tideflats. In this scene Job 251, using a rebuilt GP30 from CB&Q lineage, is d... (more)
At the end of the first of two beautiful rain free winter days, UP's garbage train finally rolls under the Day Island bridge and past the rows of homes along the spit. While not the best sunset ... (more)
Starry starry night! An eastbound BNSF freight lights up this night scene on it's approach in to Sandpoint and over the bridge at Pend Oreille Lake.
Amtrak 470 is anything but common while wrapped (like a mummy?) to promote the King Tutankhamen exhibit at Seattle's Pacific Science Center.
Like the setting sun, the days for views like this for passengers, are fading fast. In the not too distant future, the Cascades fares will entitle passengers to views of Dupont, Lakewood and Sou... (more)
A stunning winter sunset provides the backdrop for this northbound grain train, running along the South Puget Sound.
Tacoma Rails powered and signaled switches light a path for the crew of the BNSF STPTAC to use in setting out their train. Meanwhile, a TR crew works a cut of auto racks.