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    Canadian Pacific Business Train in OR/WA

    I later found out the Special used the 4107 to shove the garbage north to Juniper, where the SB manifest ran through. The FP9s continued to push the train into Wallula and dropped off the dead UP 5543.
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    Canadian Pacific Business Train in OR/WA

    The UP decided to leave the GE on the front to power the train up the Washy Sub, however between Cold Springs and Juniper sidings, the crew stated they were on fire and were bailing out. I ditched my spot at Port Kelley/Thrashers Curve to see what was happening but after an hour of not moving...
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    Canadian Pacific Business Train in OR/WA

    The CP sent a shipper's special/business train down through the PNW from Eastport, ID to Portland, OR over the weekend. The tentative schedule for the return trip Tuesday March 31: Depart Portland Amtrak 0900 to Hinkle at 1300. UP 5543 was required on the point for cab signals on the...
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    NS 8102 Pennsy in Pasco

    Pennsy in the PNW. Once again yesterday evening, I was only able to catch a glimpse of the heritage unit, this time only the tail as it stuck out from behind others in the storage tracks at the roho. This morning at 0650 it was reported at the third unit out on another PASINB through...
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    NS 8102 Pennsy in Pasco

    After making the trip to Canada and getting delayed for most of the day Sunday, the NS 8102 Pennsylvania returned to Pasco on the MEVEINB. Once again, I was not able to get a good picture (and only found it while scanning them from the camera).
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    NS 8102 Pennsy in Pasco

    The Pennsy was heading for Canada on the INBVBC (Vancouver BC, CA) as of Wednesday night.
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    NS 8102 Pennsy in Pasco

    Bill, It was scheduled to go to Interbay overnight and arrive in Vancouver by 0500, but I have not heard its current location as of 0900 Tuesday. As of 1400, it was noted at CP Interstate, which is south of Kalama, WA.
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    NS 8102 Pennsy in Pasco

    This afternoon I had a heads up that NS 8102 was running as a DPU on a WB train through Ritzville, WA. About an hour later, I was informed it reached Pasco on the MLAUPAS and was on the way to be serviced, but I was 40 minutes from the yard, and losing light. By the time I got to the...
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    Road trip through Eastern WA

    I will have to fix that as I was going off what I had been listed in RRPA and on http://passcarphotos.info/Indices/C7.htm, which are incorrect.
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    Road trip through Eastern WA

    11) After leapfrogging the grainer down the hill through the coulee, I got surprised by this EB stacker coming through Hatton. The grainer stopped at the extension of the siding/double track, so my chase was over. 12) I hightailed it back to Pasco and caught this EB manifest at Glade. 13) Last...
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    Road trip through Eastern WA

    Since it turned out to be a great sunny day, I had to make it to Providence Hill and catch some action in the afternoon sun. 7) Unnknowlingly, this EB grainer followed me up the hill as it arrived only 15 minutes after me. 8-9) I headed into Lind, only to race back up the hill as a WB grainer...
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    Road trip through Eastern WA

    On to Othello where several brand new Cryo-trans refers were staged to be loaded. Of note to me where the yellow painted ends for the excess height, as they used to be orange. There are numerous reminders of the Milwaukee Road in town, but these were new to me. MILW 33989 built in 10-38 and MILW...
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    Road trip through Eastern WA

    This past Saturday, the plans were set to meet Dan Bolyard and get a signed copy of his book, Big Bend Railroads (Arcadia Publishing), in Moses Lake, WA. I made my way north though Bruce, Warden and Wheeler, then came home through Othello with a side jaunt to Providence Hill and down through...
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    Oregon Shortline 70

    Found this GE 70-tonner in Boardman, Oregon where Frontier Rail previously had a leased SW9 WRIX 23. There are no distinguishable reporting marks, and I dont know where to find the serial number (didnt see anything on the side sills) so I can not determine its origin. Does anybody have a...
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    2013 AAPRCO Convention Train schedule

    For 2013, the American Association of Private Railcar Owners announced their convention will be held in Napa California. on Tuesday, October 1, through Thursday, October 3, 2013. The Napa Valley Limited convention train will start in Seattle (Sept 24/25) and travel on the BNSF over Stampede...
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    26 unit light power move

    Some pictures can be found here as it travelled the Transcon through wetern NM: http://mtskidmark.rrpicturearchives.net/archivethumbs.aspx?id=85496
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    Washington Central F-units on the move

    The Santa Cruz and Monterey Bay Railway website is discussing Christmas Trains as well as the Dinner Train. www.santacruzrailway.com
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    Washington Central F-units on the move

    The former Spirit of Washington dinner train equipment was removed from their storage tracks in Wheeler, WA (since June 2008) this week for inspections and repairs prior to being sent to Watsonville. Some cars have wheel issues while other have problems with the braking systems. The Columbia...
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    NS Heritage unit - NS 1069 - Virginian.

    5) VGN 1069 6) Virginian 7) Northfolk Southern on the Lakeside Sub 8) Parting Shot of the only NS Heritage unit to make it to WA State.
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    NS Heritage unit - NS 1069 - Virginian.

    I wiated until nearly 1900 Saturday for the LAUPAS to show up but the clouds arrived and the darkness set in so my plan was to get up early on Sunday to catch at the barn (roundhouse). Got to the yard just as I heard the crews talking about adding the PASLAU power to the train...missed it by...




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