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  1. BNSF bridge at Pasco WA

    BNSF bridge at Pasco WA

    This bridge crosses the Columbia River. It was raised in 1955 by the Northern Pacific when the water filled behind McNary dam, creating Lake Wallula. McNary dam is about 55 miles downstream from Pasco. This bridge is on BNSF's Spokane to Portland mainline. The Stampede pass line branches off...
  2. Paradise Local

    Paradise Local

    Montana Rail Link's Paradise Local pulls into Thompson Falls to switch a lumber customer powered by two aging GP9's.
  3. Trash Is Cash

    Trash Is Cash

    For the BNSF, trash IS cash and it hauls a lot of it. Here is an empty trash train headed westbound through the Columbia River Gorge near Bingen, Washington. This train usually has a mix of 2nd generation power such as these 3 SD40-2's.
  4. Spring in the Gorge

    Spring in the Gorge

  5. Thompson River Bridge

    Thompson River Bridge

  6. Across the Abyss

    Across the Abyss

    Amtrak train 501 crosses the abyss over a bridge floating on air.
  7. 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...
  8. Idle

    Idle

  9. The Infamous Rock Island Shot

    The Infamous Rock Island Shot

    Everyone takes pictures here, here is another one to look over!
  10. 10,000 Tons at a Time

    10,000 Tons at a Time

    Another westbound train, this time a empty coal makes its was along the Columbia River.
  11. J.B. Hunt- "Redefining Transportation"

    J.B. Hunt- "Redefining Transportation"

    A westbound Z train makes a straight line along the Columbia River.
  12. Southbound from the Border for Everett

    Southbound from the Border for Everett

    BNSF 4684 leads a 438 axle loaded manifest from British Columbia headed for Delta Yard,Everett,WA as it passes thru South Bellingham,WA
  13. Down the Columbia Gorge

    Down the Columbia Gorge

    A long BNSF stack train heads down the Columbia River Gorge on the Washington side of the river. A UP stack train can be seen in front of the lead BNSF locomotive on the Oregon side.
  14. santa fe in washington state

    santa fe in washington state

  15. bnsf in washington state

    bnsf in washington state

  16. columbia river, washington side

    columbia river, washington side

  17. Race on the Columbia River drawbridge!

    Race on the Columbia River drawbridge!

    A BNSF transfer from Lake Yard (led by EMDX GP38-2 #838) and a UP light engine move (with a trio of SD90/43MAC's) pace each other across the Columbia River bridge into Vancouver, WA. Unfortunately the BNSF was going faster than the UP, so this was the best I could do. But they were both heading...
  18. Columbia River Gorge

    Columbia River Gorge

    BNSF 4814 leads eastbound from Dallesport, WA.on the Columbia river.
  19. Extra 718 South

    Extra 718 South

    M630 718 heads south along Howe Sound at Porteau in July 1985.
  20. Recent shots from GorgeRail 2006.

    Recent shots from GorgeRail 2006.

    Here is a few of my recent shots from May 20th 2006. Here is Train #27 at the eastern edge of Home Valley, Wash.




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