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    The End of an Era - Rayonier Loogging Converts to Diesels

    A friend of mine just put out a book on all the logging lines in Washington state.. It is produced thru Morning Sun books.. SP&SFan
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    My WA photos

    I saw the BNSF 9175 & 5735 come through in Cheney, Washington on June 17th.. BNSF must have swapped power somewhere between Cheney & Everett. It was on that GATX coke train too!!! SP&SFan
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    Looking for people to railfan with

    Lee, I have heard rumors that 2014's Gorgerail happens to be on the day Mt. Rainier Scenic planned a triple-header... Bob can confirm the date as I don't have it off hand.. SP&SFan
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    NS #8114 in Puget Sound area

    Yes, hiball is correct.. That is a correct symbol for what you saw Bill.. SP&SFan
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    The Last Unpatched SP C44-9W?

    Bill K., You might have caught an AC4400 instead of a C44-9W.. UP still has a few unpatched AC's, but I believe the -9W's have been all repainted and are in service in the Texas mainline trains/locals... SP&SFan
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    Amtrak 164 in Auburn, WA yard 11-3-13

    Dave and others, Amtrak #164 hit a tree between Seattle & Auburn yesterday leading the southbound Coast Starlight.. It was removed at Auburn Yard and continued to Portland with the second unit.. A UP freight unit (UP #7644) at Portland for the journey south out of Portland. SP&SFan
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    Does anyone know what this rail line is?

    Hello new user, It would be the Eastern Washington Gateway that runs thru Davenport, Creston, Almira, and Hartline... The western terminus of the line is Coulee City, Wash. FYI - The line does not connect to Pasco, Wash. currently.. Do you have a full screen of the 1928 NP map?? SP&SFan
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    MRL OCS train at Spokane WA

    Very nice photos Bruce!!!! Glad you were able to catch it... Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd is the company who overhauled the passenger cars. It is a subsidary of the Washington Companies.. SP&SFan
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    Mike Denuty has Boarded that Final Train..

    With a great sadness and all due respect, I must announce that Mike Denuty has taken a final boarding call for that train to the great railway in the sky. This a great loss of a good friend to all us railroad historians. He had been in poor health recently, and was found deceased by friends. His...
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    Some photos of my railfanning around the East Bay 2012

    Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all of your great photos. :D:D SP&SFan
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    Portland Vancouver Jct Railway

    Blue Heron Paper in Oregon City.. Dave, Blue Heron Paper in Oregon City closed last year and they were auctioning off the property and assets earlier this year.. :mad: SP&SFan
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    Amtrak Baggage Cars

    Seattle wye issues - 10.17.2012 Bill, Seattle Amtrak folks did not wye today's Coast Starlight either.. Believe I heard that their was a water main issue by the Coach wye.. ;) The Coast Starlight had two engines pointing in a northward direction, so they added one to the south end of the...
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    Unit Oil Train in the Gorge

    U EPPFTE0 01T (Epping, ND to Fidalgo, WA) Passed Cut Bank, MT 9/2/12 at 10:41AM BNSF 4518 BNSF 4955 DPU: BNSF 5312 BNSF 681 101 cars, 13596 tons and 6208 feet. SP&SFan
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    Problems on the BNSF Fallbridge Sub..???

    Ballard Beaver, I believe that would have been saturday's night Z out of Portland.. Like Seattle, I don't think that Portland originated a Z sunday morning.. SP&SFan
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    Problems on the BNSF Fallbridge Sub..???

    Sounds like Amtrak 28 is stuck in a mud slide/flooded track between Roosevelt and Patterson, WA. Hwy 14 is closed due to a washout. SP&SFan is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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