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  1. Down by the bay

    Down by the bay

    Union Pacific run-through power on a 'US PNW Empties' Grain train.
  2. Work 8286 West

    Work 8286 West

    The engineer of W8286 makes a ghostly appearance boarding his train as the conductor lines the switch into the Sentinel Storage Track.
  3. The Crow's Nest

    The Crow's Nest

    CP 268 flies by the West Cautionary Limits Crowsnest, while the conductor of CP 673 preforms a pull-by inspection.
  4. Almost Home...

    Almost Home...

    673's conductor walks back to her train after being held at Chinook for 674. 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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