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  1. Ballard Beaver

    A Day in Wenatchee 8/22/13

    Spent the day in Wenatchee. Amidst fits of work (argh!) I was able to get in some railfanning. The day was hazy due to fires in the hills, and my camera is bottom-of-the-line, but here we go: (1) At 9:44 AM the BNSF 5339 leads the Z-SSECHC-7-21 into town. This train should normally be at...
  2. Ballard Beaver

    question on grain trains in washington

    looks like there has been an increase in grain trains the last couple weeks...harvest time. grain has been going to rivergate (pdx), vancouver, kalama, longview, as well as to the PSAP. however, NONE to seattle or tacoma. ZERO. why is this? i know that they were doing maintenance to these...
  3. Ballard Beaver

    amtrak train set past king st station, led by pumpkin

    around 19:00 on 8/2 was near the stadiums in seattle when i saw this amtrak pop out of the tunnel and run southbound past king st on Main 2, led by a BNSF unit. it just blazed through. didnt go into the station. any idea what was up with this move?
  4. Ballard Beaver

    detours off oregon trunk?

    just heard the H-VAWBAR-1-31 leave out of hauser yard. this train normally runs down the oregon trunk. any news on why i am hearing it in hauser?
  5. Ballard Beaver

    Q = z ?

    Listening to local railroad streams, it seems that the BNSF Z-trains between chicago and south seattle (ssechc, chcsse) have been resymboled as Q-SSECHC and Q-CHCSSE. ive never heard this happen before. i can only imagine this is a temporary measure due to the flooding and the fact that these... 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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