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  1. Whoops!


    Southbound Tacoma to Pasco derailed about 7 cars, but only on one side. I'm amazed how the rail stood up to the tremendous pressure applied by the flange on the other rail. This happened at approximately 3:15pm on March 30th, 2008. The train stopped just under the Narrows Bridge.
  2. New Bridge To Be Installed

    New Bridge To Be Installed

    September 2004 had Union Pacific have a new Thru Bridge built in Houston to replace a section of Trinity River Bridge that had catastophic failure near Goodrich, Tx in Feb. 2004. Picture of installation in photo gallery.
  3. SP Bridge

    SP Bridge

    An afternoon Caltrain commute run speeds across the old bridge over Quint Street in San Francisco. The bridge is one of a dwindling number of bridges still lettered for the SP. It was built in 1907, just after the San Francisco earthquake.
  4. Lake Pend Oreille

    Lake Pend Oreille

    A Westbound BN freight crosses Lake Pend Oreille between Sandpoint Idaho & Washington State. This is the former Northern Pacific main line which became part of the BN merger on March 2 1970.
  5. Empire at Index

    Empire at Index

    A quiet evening in Index, WA watching the WB Empire Builder going over the North Fork of the Skykomish River
  6. W&I bridge 56

    W&I bridge 56

    Washington & Idaho southbound freight crosses bridge 56 over Palouse River. This is a 100 foot deck plate girder span with an 8 span timber pile aproach. Photo taken March 5, 2008.
  7. Twilight on the Foss River Bridge

    Twilight on the Foss River Bridge

    The approaching roar of the GE's on the point of this EB stack train was quite a prelude to the light show captured while the train crossed the snbow covered Foss River bridge.
  8. Canadian River Span

    Canadian River Span

    The old Canadian river span near the town of Canadian, TX in the Texas Panhandle, on the BNSF's southern Transcon was one of the big operational bottlenecks on an otherwise pretty efficient system. The new span was completed around 2000-2001 and helped take a lot of pressure off of this...
  9. Ocean to Ocean

    Ocean to Ocean

    A westbound stack train crosses the Colorado River and enters California at Yuma Crossing on UP's ex-SP Sunset Route. The 1923 SP-built single-track thru-truss bridge was erected next to the single-lane Coast-to-Coast highway bridge built in 1915. When it was completed, the Coast-to-Coast bridge...
  10. Milwaukee Road's Columbia River Bridge -  March 2008 Photo Contest

    Milwaukee Road's Columbia River Bridge - March 2008 Photo Contest

    A few miles south of where I-90 crosses the Columbia River is a quiet town called Beverly. Tucked against the slowly-drifting river in the shadow of the Saddle Mountains, Beverly's most arresting man-made feature hasn't been used for its intended purpose in nearly three decades, now merely...
  11. DME Huron, SD

    DME Huron, SD

    A DME train crosses the river outside of Huron, South Dakota
  12. Suisun Bay Bridge - February 2008 Photo Contest

    Suisun Bay Bridge - February 2008 Photo Contest

    Late one afternoon in August 2007, a monster Newark-Roseville manifest attempted to cross the Suisun Bay Bridge out of Martinez, California, with 172 cars. While his two motors were somehow up to the task, he went into emergency just before reaching the northern shore. This left his brakeman to...
  13. High Tide at Bridge 14

    High Tide at Bridge 14

    You can't get much more in to the water "thing" than this. Taken from my kayak at high tide. A UP Garbage train heads south across the lift bridge (Bridge 14) at Chambers Creek.
  14. Notching Up

    Notching Up

    The "Hot Rails" gang (At least we did) followed this guy all the way up the pass, until we let him go at Scenic.
  15. The Infamous Rock Island Shot

    The Infamous Rock Island Shot

    Everyone takes pictures here, here is another one to look over!
  16. Bridges n' Stacks

    Bridges n' Stacks

    The now built second Tacoma Narrows Bridge is in the background, while a BNSF intermodal train heads south.
  17. BNSF 4450 at Two Medicine

    BNSF 4450 at Two Medicine

    BNSF V-PTLBLU crosses the Two Medicine river bridge at East Glacier on a warm spring day
  18. Comin' round the corner

    Comin' round the corner

    A cold summer day on Stevens Pass gives the feel of autumn minus the leaves as a BNSF stack train drifts downgrade before going over the Deception Creek bridge. A former Santa Fe and a Norfolk Southern are in tow.
  19. It's Alive!

    It's Alive!

    CN 346 is about to cover me from head to toe. Although hard to see due to 'weather conditions' this is the river bridge: Sadly, I was not able to get the 2nd units number, although I think its CN 2584, Dash 9-44CW. CN 8011 SD70M-2 sure makes for a good plow with that...
  20. Kinda cold

    Kinda cold

    Two Dash 9-44CW's lead 107 across the bridge. No need to hurry as he's got plenty of work to do in the city. 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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