A variety of locomotives, including many Alcos, get needed attention at the Vancouver Shops.
A recently rebuild ex. BN SD40-2 rolls northward towards its train in Vancouver yard. The uni-brow on top of the cab is apparently a setup for both PTC and a pair of air conditioners, though that ... (more)
SD60M moves into position to couple to last Sundays Lake Transfer.
Former Cascade green 1779 moves to tie down in Vancouver. This unit was recently rebuilt this year and spots some unusual number boards that i've yet to see on any other unit.
This might look like a BNSF local, but it's actual a Portland Terminal train, the Lake Yard Transfer that moves cars from Vancouver to Lake Yard (and I believe also works the UP while it's out and... (more)
Pulling a very long cut of nothing but grain hoppers, the Portland & Western's 663 Job waits to head over the Columbia Draw along the Amtrak platform.
Basking in the early morning sun, BNSF 4703 sits cold await service and the next call to work.
Amtrak Cabbage NCPU 90251 trails on Amtrak Cascade 513 as it heads out of Vancouver WA on its way north.
While the Columbia River Drawbridge is open for marine traffic, PNWR's 663 train waits to depart for Albany.
You ever run into someone you used to have the same job as, and they're still working at the old place, while you've gone on to new things? Wonder if these former Santa Fe GP39-2s all feel that wa... (more)
A yard engine rattles across the Fallbridge Sub main line at Vancouver to serve an industry. Trackage in this area has since been reconfigured, and these diamonds have been removed.
After a heavy downpour, BNSF 799 is illuminated by the late afternoon sun as it backs onto an eastbound manifest. Note the sequentially numbered BN GP40Ms in the background.
The "weird" slug set of Vancouver Yard. The slug was built from a SD9 carbody.
A BNSF, former L&N SD35 rebuild and TEBC6, a tractive effort booster built on a SD9 frame leads a handful of cars from the car repair building on the Vancouver Yard. I don't believe this locomotiv... (more)
In honor of my 700th upload, i wanted to put a roster shot a got a couple weeks back of this old Santa Fe pink bonnet. Not as eye catching as at one point, but still pretty cool to see.