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  1. East Of Easton

    Milwaukee road trestle in Tacoma.

    It also carried the final leg of the Olympian Hiawatha, prior to the mid-50's, to the old Tacoma Eastern depot just past Freighthouse Square. There are some great pictures out there of Manic Depressive EP-2 electrics crossing that trestle. Here's a little diddy I wrote up for a photo, talking...
  2. East Of Easton

    Interesting Train on the Seattle Sub

    Dunno? But I do know if you head trackside RIGHT NOW, 7:00 PM, you can catch U.P. 1996 (heritage) on the head end of a baretable. It should be heading north through Nisqually at the moment.
  3. East Of Easton

    Advice Needed: Taking Cascades From Seattle to Portland

    Of course if you ride the MAX you may not need to go to the Zoo. THE LIGHT RAIL COYOTE:D
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    Sound Transit's Missing Mile

    I posted this thread in Oct 2009 (damn, time flies:eek:), with PDF... Sound Transit's Tacoma Extension Visualized ...when it was released for public consumption. As far as I know, this is still the "publicly known" final version of the crossing. The only major change from ST's initial...
  5. East Of Easton

    TacomaRail in Olympia

    Not only that, the grade is still intact in a few other visible locations, as well. There is a long stretch that parallels Capitol Way (Old U.S. 99) between the Deschutes Rv. and Trosper Rd.. It's behind the hillside, before Tumwater Valley. Farther south on Old 99, just past Plum, the grade...
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    Tracks in the Snow 2011

    Man, that's what, about a class "50" rapids (at Sunset Falls)? You know I've only ever hear of one person to ever successfully shoot that thing and live. I'd like to see someone try in that weather; wicked! Thanks for sharing.:)
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    Tracks in the Snow 2011

    Sweet haul for a wet weekend, folks! Night shots against a snowy backdrop always perks my interest. You might have been living in 2010, Ross, I was living in 1986 that weekend hoping for a Bears-Patriots Super Bowl. Even dusted off the Ditka sweater.:o
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    TacomaRail in Olympia

    Been off the boards for a few days; I can try to answer some of your questions. First off, short of having some primary source info, trying to predict TR's operating schedule is like hitting a bulls-eye on a dart board while blindfolded, drunk, and spun around in a swivel chair beforehand...
  9. East Of Easton

    Tacoma Yard Question

    Physically closed, still active railroad wise.
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    Tacoma Yard Question

    Just he opposite from a foamer's perspective. Now traffic zips through town with nary a whisper. :(




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