A Bird's eye view from Powerline Hill of a westbound stacker rolling onto the deck of the Nason Creek (Gaynor) Trestle.
In the middle of the Cascade Mountains an H-1 locomotive steps out onto the Nason Creek Trestle making its way to Puget Sound with a train of double-stacks and trailers.
A cloud layer drapes over the top of Rock Mountain in the middle of the Cascade Mountains while a morning Z train drifts downhill through Gaynor.
The 634 is on a west bound pulling hard up the 2.2 grade at the foot of Gaynor in the Cascade Mountains east of Stevens Pass on a rainy afternoon.
The summer slowly approaches at the 2,500 foot level in the Cascades. Snow still dots the peaks of the the west coast mountain range.
Working up the 2.2% hill of Stevens.
Heading down the pass, BNSF 5342 passes our little railfan tent town that is set up on the grounds of what used to be Gaynor, WA.
The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and Gaynor is open for business. The morning Z out of Seattle heads east to Chicago.
Stephen De Vight and John B. watch the spokev thunder up Stevens Pass from Railfan Rock. As viewed though a fish-eye.
The distinct sound of hard dynamic breaking fill the canyon with their song as this stack train eases down the pass.
Perched high above Nason Creek, BNSF 808 sneaks up on us and pops out of tunnel 14.7. I think Mr. Burwash would approve.
BNSF 7796, CEFX 6014 and BNSF 1122 pulling an eastbound train of empty grain cars across Gaynor trestle near Stevens Pass WA.
Working hard up the 2.2% grade of Stevens, the Boeing train digs in and works the rails as it approaches the summit.
A rare sight in the NW as this KCS locomotive leads a eastbound Z across a steep mountian scene that looks to be borrowed from a model Railroad.
Big units pumping out big power to ascent the 2.2% grade between Merritt and Berne to clear the summit of Stevens Pass.