This new signal bridge is one of the infrastructure improvements involved in reconfiguring BNSF's trackage on the east side of Everett, making room for redevelopment projects. So long, Mill Town!
Locally, cabooses are used to cover long back-up moves on the main line. It's nice to see one get the respect, and fresh paint, this duty deserves!
The autumn fogs are upon us as the Seattle-section of the Empire Builder bores out of an etherial shroud at the eastern entrance to metropolitan Everett, very much adhering to the posted schedule.
After dropping its northbound train, this fairly typical mix of BNSF power moves up and around the peninsula to Delta Yard on the east side. Legion Park provides a panoramic blufftop view of Ever... (more)
Viewed from a Scotch broom-adorned hillside above, a Seattle-bound stacker works its way south alongside Possession Sound. Three GE's on the point are assisted by two more as DPU's on the rear, a... (more)
Waste management has become a megabusiness, and the passage of the daily stack train of Rabanco containers loaded with the region's refuse can be an impressive (if not breath-taking!) spectacle. B... (more)
The commuter business is growing. Sound Transit has added a third daily train between Everett and Seattle, and the first out/last back has expanded to four cars from three. There may be hope for... (more)
Relatively short but heavy, this Seattle-bound freight demonstrates BNSF's use of DPUs to get the tonnage over the Cascades. Besides 4955 and 4779 on the head end, two more C44-9Ws add their braw... (more)
The gods appear to be smiling this hazy morning on an eastbound stacker soon to leave the marine environment behind for a steep climb over the Cascades and the arid expanses of the intermontane re... (more)
Not a usual sight in Everett on a weekday afternoon: three Sounder trainsets idled at Everett Station by mudslides on the trackage down to Seattle. BNSF had begun to resume service, but law manda... (more)
Cool, wet Northwest November rain greets Sounder 907 and the Empire Builder.
The last signs of winter melt away from the Cascade Mountain Range that splits the State of Washington. 4 units pushing 60 'an hour take charge of their V train and begin the slow down for Everett... (more)
A 18mm shot of the Sounder Cab car 304.
An interesting angle of Sound Transit's F59PHI. I was on a crossing at the station and note the blue flags.
She doesn't look as good as NCC-1701-D, but this ship boldly takes passengers where they have never gone before: beyond congestion.