Some frost nips the shady rails and the new snow-covered Mt. Baker rises out of the north.
The railfans already begin to line up to wait for the double header steam, but for now, we're happily distracted with the Cascades running a few minutes late.
Brakes screeching and reeking, Amtrak Cascades #513 glides into Edmonds perfectly on time on a perfect day.
Right on time, the daily from Bellingham screeches into Edmonds. Unknown to me at the time, the ferry in the background (M/V Spokane) had been evacuated an hour or so earlier because of a bomb th... (more)
A good illustration of the principle that, just because a locomotive CAN be repainted into the latest corporate image, it's NOT always an improvement that it HAS been.
Western Washington has been experiencing an "Artic" blast of winter with temperatures in the teens. This is the second snow storm we have had this year. AMTK train 513 cruises by some trees covere... (more)
Amtrak 513 departs Edmonds and on it's way to Seattle. It was about a minute late.
Finally, the Amtrak was late enough so I could get a ferry in the dock! The M/V Spokane unloads as the Cascades accelerates southward. Sadly, my old vantage point "high above" Edmonds has been o... (more)
The Amtrak Cascades makes about 60mph just before slow to stop in Edmonds. First time I've (and same with the railfan that was standing next to me) ever seen the CABBAGE car on lead of the south-... (more)
Several sailboats drift by as this Bellingham to Seattle, WA train glides along Puget Sound.
Last stop Seattle! Train 513 hauls around the corner 6 minutes late and the engineer is trying to make up those 6 minutes!
Here comes the Amtrak Cascade!
I dont think anyone was complaining about the 15-minute late Amtrak Cascade today. Behold the beautiful Puget Sound from "high above" the city of Edmonds! The mountian in the background is Mt Ba... (more)
The sun is out in full force in the Pacific Northwest as #513 begins to slow to stop in Edmonds. Bouns: can you find my shadow?
The southbound Amtrak approaches Bellingham Station