Returning to Portland from a week on Washington Central, the SP&S 700 heads west through the Columbia River Gorge.
Spokane Portland and Seattle C415 100 is seen switching in Portland OR September 1969. The 100 was built in November 1968 and became BN 4010. The SP&S rostered two C415 switchers and had more on o... (more)
The Spokane Portland & Seattle 700 enters Southern Pacific rail at East Portland after a test run to Wishram, Washington on Burlington Northern.
This former NP F9 has been exposed after the second unnecessary staircase was removed. From what i know, this may be the only locomotive currently adorning SPS colors and is located at Columbia Go... (more)
I wanna go outside!
SP&S No. 700 gazes out the window of the Oregon Rail Heritage Center, anxious to head back out on the high iron. Unfortunately, for now, No. 700 is unable as i... (more)
Spokane, Portland & Seattle GP9 151 and F7A 802 on roundtable.
In the same park where the hulk of 4449 was languishing was this beauty, SP&S 700. Good to see that both of these beautiful Northerns have been restored to glory.
Spokane, Portland & Seattle 700 leads a train towards Spokane on the second day of a four-day Portland, Ore.-to-Spokane, Wash. round trip. Alas, the locomotive would only make it through three of ... (more)
SP&S Alco FA-1 renumbered BN 4108.
The Empire Builder departs Portland. With a loud hiss of steam from her cylinder cocks, the Portland to Spokane segment of Great Northern's Empire Builder gets underway in the Portland Yard... (more)
Spokane, Portland & Seattle Ry., with two of the four F7A's own by the railroad.
In full afterburner! Looking a bit like she's got a JATO bottle stuffed in the back of her trailing truck, the Spokane, Portland & Seattle's big Northern #700 flies past the Oregon Rail Her... (more)
Running wind sprints. Doing photo run-bys with Spokane, Portland & Seattle #700 in the Portland Yard is a bit like taking an Indy Car to the drag races. We've got a machine that was built ... (more)
400 Tons of Baldwin Muscle. Weighing in at 871,550 lbs fully loaded with tender, and wielding just under 70,000 lbs of tractive effort, the massive Spokane, Portland & Seattle #700 sits ste... (more)
The engineer is expelling steam through valves at the bottom of the piston cylinders. This allows any condensed water in the cylinders to be expelled with the steam. This is usually done when the... (more)