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On a beautiful May morning, BNSF 4424, a GE C44-9W built in 1999, shunts grain cars into the Louis Dreyfus Grain Terminal in Seattle. A friendly wave by the engineer is always appreciated!
Soon after, Amtrak 513, the Cascades, diverges onto main 1 and passes BNSF 5993 waiting for the green at...
Spring in Seattle means the return of cruise ships and the Rocky Mountaineer! On a beautiful Saturday, May 20, 2017, the first of several Rocky Mountaineer trains arrives in Seattle.
On it's way to the refinery in Tacoma, a CN oil train moves through the North Portal, Seattle.
I caught AMTK 156 at Seattle's North Portal this morning, pulling the Empire Builder.
January 27, 2017, and there was lots of traffic at Seattle's North Portal during the evening rush hour!
Trains along Seattle's North Portal, recently.
December 31, 2016, New Year's Eve, and it's 34 degrees outside. Down to the waterfront I go intending to catch the Empire Builder and the Cascades 513. These aren't very interesting, but I was fortunate enough to catch a stack train.
I have an amazing view of...
Here's a pair of coal trains with one being led by three SD70 ACe's. The other ACe is DPU on the other train.
A cold and rainy November day along the Seattle waterfront yields two interesting trains. First is BNSF 4270, an old GB B23-7 originally built for the AT&SF, leads a short manifest train through the North Portal. It appears to be recently repainted in BNSF colors. Also interesting in this...
Shooting along the Seattle waterfront, I heard the crew of the Garbage Train comment on the guy with the 'Big 'ol Fancy Camera' which made my day!
Unit trains are a popular method of shipping commodities. Here are three along the Seattle waterfront.
How often do you see five Dash 9's on the same train?
If it's summer, it means a visit by the Rocky Mountaineer! Here are a couple catches as it arrives and departs Seattle.
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