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  1. Northbound Cascades

    Northbound Cascades

    Stopped at the station in the fog in Salem, OR.
  2. WDTX 1400

    WDTX 1400

    Pushing a Cascades northbound out of Vancouver, WA
  3. WDTX 1403

    WDTX 1403

    Waiting to leave the station in Eugene and enter the yard for the night.
  4. 513 along Puget Sound

    513 along Puget Sound

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    Amtrak Cascades 506 Being Led by UP 4042

    This was an unusual sight at Tukwila, WA on Sunday afternoon, 4-10-2017.
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    Rail Activity at Seattle's North Portal 2-12-2017

    Service disruptions between Seattle and Everett, WA due to mudslides and fallen trees prevented the Empire Builder and Cascades from providing scheduled service for a day or so. Yesterday things were back to normal.
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    Amtrak Cascades at Mukilteo, WA and Trespassers!

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    BNSF Bellingham Subdivision, Thanksgiving 2016

  9. Seahawks Cabbage

    Seahawks Cabbage

    The Seahawks wrapped cab car leading a southbound Cascades in Salem, OR.
  10. Amtrak Cascades Train At Tukwila

    Amtrak Cascades Train At Tukwila

    Amtrak Cascades making passenger stop at Tukwila Station.
  11. Amtrak Cascades Train At Tukwila

    Amtrak Cascades Train At Tukwila

    Amtrak Cascades making passenger stop at Tukwila Station.
  12. Amtrak Cascades Train At Edmonds

    Amtrak Cascades Train At Edmonds

    Amtrak Cascades making passenger stop at Edmonds Depot.
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    Bellingham Subdivision, WA.

    Railfanning along the waterfront in Bellingham, WA during a weekend in July.
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    Mukilteo Trains over 4th of July Weekend.

    Mukilteo, WA is a great place to railfan.
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    North Portal, Seattle. BNSF, Cascades, Empire Builder, and Gossip! 4K

    Coal train, power move, Cascades, Empire Builder, and a little local train gossip.
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    Empire Builder, Two Cascades, and a Vehicle Train

    Just another wonderful weekend in Washington!
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    Seattle Sounder, Amtrak Cascades, and a Grain Train

    Sunday, October 18, 2015, was a cloudy day in Seattle. Normally the Sound Transit “Sounder” doesn’t run on Sunday, but it’s the Seahawks versus the Panthers so there are special trains to take fans to Century Link Field. October is also harvest time. Trains bring carloads of grain from Canada...
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    BNSF Bellingham Subdivision

    Saturday, October 10, 2014, along the BNSF Bellingham Subdivision brought strong winds and rain. BNSF 4882 leads a mixed consist train northbound just beyond the Bellingham station. The next morning, the weather cleared and the usual beautiful fall skies returned. Running on time, Amtrak...
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    Using Drones to Video Trains

    Using caution, drones can make a train video very dramatic and give a completely new perspective. Here's the Amtrak Cascades passing north along the shore near Seattle shot with a DJI Phantom Vision 2+
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    Emergency! Emergency! Emergency!

    While railfanning in Mukilteo, WA, I was waiting for the Amtrak Cascades when I heard on the scanner that it had stopped, having almost hit a trespasser. 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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