What a line up! On a crisp, clear winter afternoon, A variety of Sounders, Amtrak's Empire Builder, a special ORCA locomotive, and an old Winnebago! All that is missing from the northwest's... (more)
Taking it easy on the shores, three DPU roll along the Puget Sound. Soon, the easy times will be over. Stevens Pass, with its huge 2.2% grades, will put all the train's 6 units to work.
In a modern city. Pedestrians, cars, bikes, and streetcars just become part of the urban life in Portland. On a wet New Years day, a woman crosses the streetcar tracks with hardly a glance ... (more)
Another pleasant afternoon greets those in Eastren Washington. BNSF 4805 and some weird, black, unknown locomotive (sorry, as another person stuck on the BNSF, we don't see many non-GE's so our sp... (more)
Two heavy stackers meet along the triple tracking of Cajon. Sadly, a FedEx truck has evaded the steel rails to waste fuel and space on the congested Interstate 15.
Not much life in the late summer months along the Cajon. What normally would be flowers in the Pacific Northwest are simply dead and dry shafts dotting the desert. With a fire a couple miles west ... (more)
Quietly humming down in the rail yards, a northbound trainset keeps warm in the snowy Seattle afternoon. The train is parked on what used to be the old BNSF mains, which are now used for MOW and S... (more)
On the east end of Wenatchee Yard, two old MAC's idle away, awaiting their fresh crew to the trip east to Spokane and further. Coming from the harsh weather, a 5-hour late Amtrak Empire Builder li... (more)
Two big ones dynamic down the rear of an empty coaler on Stevens Pass. The sounds of a big EMD in a canyon on the rear can be described simply as magical.
Four on the front, two on the rear, easing a stacker down the slopes of Cajon.
Wide Open. Late at night on the Cajon, two lonely UP SD70ACe's roar up the hill as fast as track speed allows. In the background, the traffic of I-15 continues downgrade uninterrupted by ra... (more)
A little variety in the GP60M, another BNSF freighter rolls down Cajon Pass.
Broken under the stars. Sitting in the late evening warmth, the '11 awaits her day when she'll be working again. This trip to Rosalia shows the unit back together, but still no signs of mov... (more)
On the nose! After her day out on the rails, the '04 is coupled to the '16 and shut down for the day.
Leaving the yard. Sprawled out behind the slowly advancing BNSF grainer, the 20 bumbles around the yard with two tankers in tow, fresh from down the line. The small, weedy yard is perfect f... (more)