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While student engineering in Ballard we encounter a van parked to close to the tracks in perfect of a sign stating not to park on or near the tracks. Also a interesting note the building the sign is on also owns the van parked near the tracks.
BNSF 2158 is heading north (timetable east) on Main One pulling two loads of cement. In a few moments it will be dropping down the hill to the interchange track for a meet with the Ballard Terminal Railroad. Two empty cement cars and three loads of fish are already there waiting along with the...
The view is from the cab as Ballard Terminal Railroad #98 waits for cross-traffic. A forklift breaks from loading operations to remove a sound barrier that is blocking the tracks.
The City of Seattle plans to run a bicycle trail through here. My kids won't be allowed to play here.
Ballard Terminal Railroad #98 waits for the completion of loading frozen fish brought down from Alaska by ship. When loading is done, the loads will be pulled and more empties will be spotted on the siding. Note the spacing between the empties on the main line (to allow forklifts to load both...
This photograph appears in Charles and Dorothy Woods' fine book on the Great Northern Railway published by Pacific Fast Mail - Edmonds Washington. The photograph is attributed to Wally Swanson. (Thank you all!)
The Empire Builder is detouring around Bridge 4 in 1948 while repairs are made...
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