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  1. Andrew Kim

    AMTK 470 is in Service in a Newly Special King Tut Paint Scheme

    I was watching KOMO-TV news earlier this morning and they happened to share images of AMTK 470 in a new King Tut paint scheme to promote the Pacific Science Center's King Tux exhibit outside of King Street Station. KOMO-TV posted close up images and videos of the recently repainted locomotives...
  2. Andrew Kim

    Who's got a narrowband scanner? Like it?

    Bill, According to the specs of the GRE PSR-310 from ScannerMaster, it can receive AM and NFM modes. The main key is that NFM stands for Narrow FM mode, meaning that it can do narrowband monitoring that many railroad radios are in as well with wideband. It should be able to do 12.5 khz spacing...
  3. Polson Baldwin Locomotives Works 2-8-2 Steam #70

    Polson Baldwin Locomotives Works 2-8-2 Steam #70

    After alot of work of restoring this locomotive by the folks of Mount Rainier Scenic Railroad, Polson Baldwin 2-8-2 steam #70 is working like a champ as it awaits for the next run up to South Tacoma on the Freighthouse Square Train Event Excursion runs.
  4. SDRX 903 at Tacoma Freighthouse Square

    SDRX 903 at Tacoma Freighthouse Square

    The Trainset of SDRX 903 at the Freighthouse Square Station during the Freighthouse Square Train Event on May 14th. The trainset was open to the public which also includes a tour inside the cab car.
  5. Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    The Cab Control Section of the Sounder (SDRX) Cab Car #101 at the Freighthouse Square Train Event in Tacoma, WA. Shown here is the Motorola Spectra radio console.
  6. Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    The Cab Control Section of the Sounder (SDRX) Cab Car #101 at the Freighthouse Square Train Event in Tacoma, WA.
  7. Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    The Cab Control Section of the Sounder (SDRX) Cab Car #101 at the Freighthouse Square Train Event in Tacoma, WA.
  8. Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    The Cab Control Section of the Sounder (SDRX) Cab Car #101 at the Freighthouse Square Train Event in Tacoma, WA. Shown here is the 2 Air Gauges, Bell (left) and Horn Button (right).
  9. Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    The Cab Control Section of the Sounder (SDRX) Cab Car #101 at the Freighthouse Square Train Event in Tacoma, WA. Shown here is the Reverser, Combined Throttle/Dynamic Brakes, Speedometer, and Amp Power Meter.
  10. Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    Inside the Cab of Sounder Cab Car #101

    The Cab Control Section of the Sounder (SDRX) Cab Car #101 at the Freighthouse Square Train Event in Tacoma, WA.
  11. Andrew Kim

    Amtrak Builder Didn't Stop in Edmonds

    I happened to be at Edmonds on Friday Morning and I shot the video of that AMTK 7 blowing through the station on without stopping at the Edmonds Station. It was a deadhead move to Seattle due to the mudslide that terminated rail passenger service at Everett and the rest were transported by buses...
  12. A Dark Misty Stop for this BNSF Z Train

    A Dark Misty Stop for this BNSF Z Train

    This BNSF Z Train from Seattle To Chicago was crawling to a stop in a dark, misty siding at Gold Bar to wait for the Westbound Empire Builder to pass by.
  13. Danger on the Tracks

    Danger on the Tracks

    If you think there is danger on the tracks that you are riding, well on this track on the BNSF Scenic Subdivision, probably so. The clipping to hold the rails on the concrete tie and a chunk of the tie is damaged from what I think is a result of a dragging equipment of a freight car.
  14. Amtrak 115 Leads a Very Late Empire Builder.

    Amtrak 115 Leads a Very Late Empire Builder.

    Due to a malfunctioned switch, the Empire Builder is scrambling to make up lost time, but the timing is great to see a sunset.
  15. Last Commuter Train of the Day

    Last Commuter Train of the Day

    Last but not least, SDRX 1704 hurries to its final destination after being held up due to a malfunctioned signal behind Amtrak Empire Builder
  16. A Meet with a BNSF Z Train and Sounder Train #1700

    A Meet with a BNSF Z Train and Sounder Train #1700

    With my Camcorder on a Tripod on the left, and my DSLR Camera on my hand, It was a perfect capture of a freight/commuter meet at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park.
  17. This BNSF Dash 9 has Plastic Surgery

    This BNSF Dash 9 has Plastic Surgery

    When I saw that C44-9W, All I would think is that this locomotive had a so-called "Plastic Surgery."
  18. A Double Header on Sounder Train #1700

    A Double Header on Sounder Train #1700

    This is my First time seeing a double-header on a Sounder Commuter Train
  19. Amtrak Empire Builder Smoking Up at Edmonds, WA

    Amtrak Empire Builder Smoking Up at Edmonds, WA

    Amtrak Train #8, the Eastbound Empire Builder, started to smoke things up as it depart Edmonds, WA.
  20. A BNSF Stack Train with a Unique Lash Up.

    A BNSF Stack Train with a Unique Lash Up.

    3 Ex-ATSF motive power, and a KCS AC4400CW pulls a Stack Train through Edmonds, WA.




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