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Reading and Northern coal hoppers are on the 450. Concidering where these are coming from, I wouldent be surprised if they were pulling Coke from Lloydminster. But the cars say 'Domestic coal service', so I guess it's not so.
BNSF #2820 working a ballast train on the Lakeview Sub just south of Tacoma, Washington on the old Northern Pacific mainline south out of Tacoma, Wash. Here, he pauses two miles north of the control point Nisqually.
BN #2106 is assigned to the local job out of Appleyard in Wenatchee, Washington. This is the last remaining GP38-2 that isn't patched BNSF.. I'm very surprised to see an unpatched BN locomotive in the year 2008.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe's M-EVEVAW (Manifest - Everett, Wash. to Vancouver, Wash.) is pickem' and puttin' them down as he roars past me on Main #1. The high green for a n/b on Main #2 is a grainer that he is going to meet about 4-5 miles down the line towards Castle Rock, Washington.
Amtrak's Coast Starlight is coasting through a curve at Kalama, Washington (MP 109 - Seattle Sub). Today's consist has the Amtrak #115, 120 & 507. Two of the three are 'normal' engines used in pool service on the Coast Starlight Long distance trains.
BNSF #7627 leads the M-TACPAS-1-11 south on Main #1 at Napavine, Washington on a sunny beautiful sunny summer day.. He has a heavy train and is slugging it out going south over the 1.1% grade. Here his is going about 5-10 mph here and is about to gain speed as he hits the flat area south of...
BNSF #9229 North at Avery Road W in Evaline, Washington. This is a coal train bound for the power plant at Centralia, Washington. The #9229 is bathing in the last light as the clouds are on the increase creating low light conditions.
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