The drawbridge over the Columbia River, separating the states of Washington and Oregon, was built by the Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway in 1908. This swing type bridge was the first of its ... (more)
For the last 9 months or so Amtrak has advertised the King Tut exhibit in Seattle on one of its locomotives. Now that the exhibit ended the wrap will likely be removed and the 470 will go back to... (more)
Ex GN 666 rests at Vancouver in this shot from my collection. No photographer listed on slide.
Just a guess on the location of this shot from my collection. Nothing on the slide except the road number and the Kodak date stamp. The SP&S FA's that made it into BN service didn't last long and ... (more)
Only a month or so from retirement RS-2 4001 rests in company of another "short timer" on the BN roster. No photographer information on slide and its my guess about it being at Vancouver due to th... (more)
Santa Fe time at Vancouver.
Southern Pacific 4-8-4 4449 is on her way from Portland, OR to Tacoma, WA for Cascade Rails 2011, this year's NRHS convention.
The train has just crossed the swing bridge over the Columbia Riv... (more)
a southbound BN freight train was approaching Vancouver, WA
Portland & Western's Albany to Vancouver interchange Train 664 arrives into the BNSF Vancouver yard as lite engines. Patched ex-Santa Fe GP39-2 2311 brings up the rear as the set passes some park... (more)
After early morning snow in the Portland/Vancouver area, BNSF 4689 and two other GE's await assignment on a spur in front of the Vancouver depot, with a GP39-2 working in the background.
A BNSF heritage consist if I've ever seen one. All 3 units are original locomotives from either BN or Santa Fe and not a hint of Orange in site.
A SD9043MAC has just entered the beautiful state of Washington, while the rest of its grain train is still on the draw bridge over the Columbia River, and in the state of Oregon.
BNSF 617 on a MOW train rests in Avery siding after a maintainence window as the first easbound for 4 hours rolls past.