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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

    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

    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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    Coal train derails in Mesa, WA

    Monday evening (7/2) at about 6:30pm, C-NAMRBE-52 derailed right in the middle of the samll town of Mesa, WA, littering 20-36 cars along the Lakeside Sub. http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2012/07/02/2008486/coal-train-derails-in-mesa-in.html Tuesday Morning I headed north to check out the mess...
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    SDNX 3002 Coaster in PNW

    Coaster F59 SDNX 3002 was in Pasco Monday morning after coming in off the Oregon Trunk sub and the M-BARPAS1-20A (previously the M-SDGBAR1-18A). It will head to Progress Rail in Tacoma for an overhaul and will leave Tuesday on the M-PASINB1-24A, which departs about 5-6PM.
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    Older MRL locomotives sold

    Montana Rail Link had several of their older locomotives up for sale/lease for most of last year including the F45s and SD45-2, etc. The good news is they decided to save the F45s for later, but 24 locomotives were sold to one buyer (per LocoNotes). 6 SD45-2 #313-304-302-303-312-310 were...




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