Meet Tacoma Rail's newest locomotive. TMBL 2316, one of the first GP23ECO's. Built by Progress Rail just across the road in Tacoma. This is a "trade-in" for TR's GP20 2006. Sharing... (more)
Armed with information from one of the crew members, that the 5399 would be working on this beautiful summer day, I made a 4 hour trip to Lebanon, Oregon. A great day was spent following the tra... (more)
The first southbound Sounder is crossing the historic Milwaukee Road S-Turn trestle on its way to the Tacoma Dome Station (aka Freighthouse Square). Just to the right you can see the arch enemy o... (more)
The southern most 200' of the Alaska Railroad is not in Alaska, but rather Washington State. On a nice summer evening in Seattle, the UP Barge job is unloading the barge that has the distinction... (more)
This is a pretty rare sight and one that will be gone, at least in this form, in less that 2 years. This Tacoma Rail train, is running across the former Milwaukee Road mainline trestle, and forme... (more)
Its really difficult to pass up this location, especially with a sunset as nice as this one. This is the BNSF Centralia turn out of Tacoma. Railroad: BNSF RailwayLocomotive: GE ET44ACLocation: Steilacoom, Washington, USALocomotive #: UnknownTrain ID: UnknownPhoto Date: June 04, 2016
This was the first plan to deal with an errant drawbar. It might not have worked out the way it was intended, but the strap held for about a mile or so. The goal of getting the car into the ne... (more)
Not your typical "coupler pan" shot. The trailing centerbeam flatcar dropped it's drawbar about a mile or so back. At about 3 mph they made it about half mile before the strap that was holding t... (more)
What in the world is worth getting up at 4:30 am, in 20 degree weather? How about to ride a train to pretty much the middle of nowhere. A few minutes after sunrise in the Steptoe valley, Nevada... (more)
The Toledo Hauler is just about finished with it's journey from Toledo to Albany, as it rolls through the campus of the Oregon State University in Corvallis. The regular appearance of this train... (more)
Chasing the Toledo Hauler... From inside the historic covered bridge at Chitwood, OR.
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The engineer of the Nevada Northern Railway #40 has just expertly spotted the tender under the water spout and the fireman is giving the 106-year-old Baldwin 4-6-0 locomotive a nice long drink in ... (more)
An empty grainer rolls north through Steilacoom just after sunset, on it's way to a crew change in Auburn. Once re-crewed, it will begin it's snowy journey over Stampede Pass on it's way east.
A Northbound Oil train scares the living daylights out off all who fear it, as it rolls through Steilacoom just after sunset.
"Uh, Dispatch, we can't make our move south due to a train blocking our route." " No worries, he will be clearing up shortly" " I don't think so..."
Classic s... (more)