Standing inside a Tacoma bound Sounder train you can see an Everett bound train boarding on the other side of the platform with another Sounder and the Empire Builder occupying the two mains behin... (more)
The Maltby Turn train passes by a long consist of garbage containers headed for the Rabanco facility south of seattle.
A wide view of the interlocking as a Metra train heads West.
JB tower fills the gap between two SD40-2s as they pull a manifest train West.
A SD90 brings up the rear of this coal train as it trundles past the JB tower.
A loaded coal train waits for signal indication to head east.
During the very busy Chicago rush hour this train backs into Union Station while a Green Line L train passes overhead.
Seconds after a cold start one could almost believe Amtrak started running steamers.
As it leaves Union Station METX 190 belches out a cloud of nasty looking smoke.
With sunrise half an hour away, the Sounder is bathed in light from the station.
Passengers rush off the platform as the second Sounder of the morning pulls into King St. Station.
This newly painted ES44DC prepares to leave Interbay while some 737s wait for delivery to Boeing's Renton plant.
The current track layout at King St. requires trains to pull into the Seattle tunnel in order to access the station tracks from the coach yard.
The sun was setting and the crew ready to end their almost 12 hour long shift as I snapped this shot on the way down from the locomotive after it received a green signal.
The flat and open expanses of the Columbia Basin allow me to fit this entire coal train into one image.