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  1. Nason Creek

    Nason Creek

    A Beautiful Photo of BNSF Freight in the Winter Cascade Mountains on Nason Creek
  2. Cascade Tunnel

    Cascade Tunnel

    AMTRAK 207 leads the Westbound "EMPIRE BUILDER" out of the Cascade Tunnel at East Scenic,WA
  3. Huffin and Puffin,almost there

    Huffin and Puffin,almost there

    BNSF 814 on the point of a westbound stack train climbing the eastern grade to the Cascade Tunnel with about 1/4 mi to go before it's all down hill to Puget Sound.
  4. Can I go out and Play?

    Can I go out and Play?

    BNSF 6872 approaching the West Portal,Cascade Tunnel after almost 8 miles underground and in the dark
  5. Into the Fresh Air

    Into the Fresh Air

    UP 5892 Westbound out of the Cascade Tunnel bound down the hill for Puget Sound
  6. Westbound In the Snow

    Westbound In the Snow

    BNSF 5223 out of the Cascade Tunnel westbound for Puget Sound after a fresh snowfall
  7. Lumber on the Spur

    Lumber on the Spur

    An auto train passes a few centerbeam flats on a lumber spur.
  8. Geeps and Blossoms

    Geeps and Blossoms

    Three green geeps lead a train past the blossoms of spring.
  9. Winter Cascade Tunnel

    Winter Cascade Tunnel

    oil on canvas
  10. Smoke at Tunnel 3

    Smoke at Tunnel 3

    A UP freight emerges from Tunnel #3 at Cascade Summit, Oregon. The train was in notch 5 and barely moving, due to a failed helper engine.
  11. UP 6281 North at Fields

    UP 6281 North at Fields

    UP SD60M #6281 leads a northbound manifest out of Fields, Oregon on August 30, 2000.
  12. Cascade and Columbia's GP9

    Cascade and Columbia's GP9

    Built in 1955, this high hood GP9 has seen its share of rails. Originally DT&I 982, renumbered GTW 6052, to Rail Switching Services , to Fox River Valley, to Georgia Central, sold to RaiLink, numbered 1701 and served the Lakeland-Waterways. RailLink was bought by RailAmerica and the unit was...
  13. Above Cascade Tunnel

    Above Cascade Tunnel

    This is an overhead shot of the west portal of the Cascade tunnel taken from Windy Pt tunnel on the old Great Northern High Line. Used a 500mm lens to make this feel more of model than real life.
  14. Railfan


    A railfan watches as BNSF-4776 west disappears into the Cascade tunnel at Berne Washington October 13, 2003
  15. SP Cascade Ascent

    SP Cascade Ascent

    SP-Cascade ascent 1999 Image 2003 M. Ross Valentine
  16. Sunset for the Tunnel Motor

    Sunset for the Tunnel Motor

    In September 1998, a DRGW SD40T-2 leads a lumber drag near Chiloquin, Oregon heading for California on the Cascade Line. 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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