After nearly two decades, the end is finally coming for former BN power. Two rebuilds lead a trash train into Vancouver.
I finally got to see a little snow this year after temperatures reached low enough for the snow to stick. A PVJR train takes a cut of cars away from the BNSF interchange.
BNSF 6542 uses the new bypass track to the Fallbridge Sub on a sunny winter day.
Usually in the depths of the Great Western Malting silos, RLPX gets some sun and some work done on the sidings outside of the facility. This unit was built for the North Pacific in 1957 as NP 151.... (more)
BNSF 1461 leads a transfer to Willbridge with a collection of Oilcans.
Welcome to the new age! The butt end of BNSF 1550, a 1954 built former GN SD9 sits on the turntable track with a former ATSF GP39-2.
In August of 1972, a BN transfer run heads for the bridge over the Columbia River into Portland, OR. The train is departing BN's Vancouver Yard with four ex-SP&S Alco RS3s for power.
A small pocket of sun illuminates BNSF 1746. This unit has been working Vancouver regularly since i've moved to the north west and sports some unique burn marks from apparently the dynamic brakes.... (more)
January had a lot more snow last year versus the practically no freezing temperatures we've had this year in Portland.
An ex-GN SD9, built in 1954 has gotten repainted into modern BNSF colors.
A year later without any snow on the ground, a conglomeration of EMD power gathers in Vancouver. BNSF 1550 is one of four SD9-3 rebuilds still working the BNSF, with a new coat of paint.
Things were a lot colder last year in the PNW.
On Pearl Harbor day 2017, a white faced BN SD60M idles on the turntable track with a GP39.
Still hanging around after going the power pool this summer, BNSF 1461 hangs out with a contemporary GEVO and Warbonnet
An old BN GP38-2, still retaining the nose marker lights makes a reverse move with a SD60M .