Amtrak's switcher idles in the sunlight with unused/broken pieces of the Amtrak Cascades Talgo trainset sit in the background.
After waiting at a red signal, the switch finally lines for movement onto the main and this train heads west.
The engineer steps out of the cab to give an Eastbound Z train a rollby inspection in front of what was once a busy grain silo.
Looking down the tracks at a meet with an eastbound grain train. The sound of the cars going over the frog 5 feet to my right was deafening.
On the way home from a weekend of trains I catch one more along highway 26; a westbound Z.
Three 737s start their future of transportation gliding over the rails on BNSF's Kootenai River Subdivision.
The first Sounder of the evening heads North past the Olympic Sculpture Park operated by the Seattle Art Museum.
Passengers wait on the platform for the Tacoma bound Sounder to arrive while "all aboard" is called for the last northbound train of the day.
Passengers board Everett Bound SDRX 1702 while another train pulls into position.
Passengers prepare to board the Empire Builder, they'll end up celebrating the New Years gliding over the rails in Eastern Washington.
Sparks fly as one of the track replacement crew slices through the new rail.
This recently re-pained locomotive hauls its consist through a foggy Skykomish.
The first Sounder of the evening, sporting the new Tacoma "City of Destiny" paint scheme... not that anything good can ever come out of Tacoma!
This stack train waits for the evening commute to make it through Edmonds before heading south.
A combination of childhood fantasies, fascination with trains and a love of adventure.