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  1. One to a Stack

    One to a Stack

    BNSF 4631 glides under the pedestrian overpass at the "sculpture" park on the Seattle waterfront as it nears North Portal. It has dropped its helpers at Everett and will destinate in Tacoma later in the afternoon. The engineer tosses a friendly wave to the photographer.
  2. Meet at North Portal

    Meet at North Portal

    A westbound/southbound BNSF train with the 737, and a northbound UP grain train with SD90 8482 meet at North Portal in north Seattle.
  3. Morning mail train arrives

    Morning mail train arrives

    In June 1996, BN train #91 passes by North Portal in Seattle.
  4. Mullan Tunnel

    Mullan Tunnel

    One can barley see the other end of the 3,896' tunnel from the west portal at Blossberg. LOCATION: Blossberg, Mt RAILROAD: Montana Rail Link TRAIN/LOCOMOTIVE: - DATE: July 2008
  5. Heading into Mullan Tunnel

    Heading into Mullan Tunnel

    BNSF #6062 & its train of coal empties heads into the west entrance at Blossberg. The train is split across the 2 sides of the continental divide here, with the locomotives & about 5 to 8 coal gondolas on the east side & the rest on the west side
  6. East-bound coal empties at Blossberg

    East-bound coal empties at Blossberg

    BNSF ES44AC #6062, accompanied by 2 trailing units, a BNSF AC4400 & a BNSF SD70ACe, crest the divide at Blossberg after climbing a 1.2% grade up the west side.
  7. West Portal

    West Portal

    A view of the soot-blackened Mullan Pass tunnel's west portal at Blossberg. I waited and hoped a west-bound would come so I could witness the semi-famous "black fog of Blossberg" as it is called, but a non-stop parade of EB trains & only 1 day to do the whole Mullan Pass area kept...
  8. Blossberg


    A sign naming the railroad location of Blossberg can be see appox. 1200' west of the Mullan Pass tunnel portal.
  9. Color at the tunnel Berne Wa.

    Color at the tunnel Berne Wa.

    A little bite of fall colors are starting to show up at the east portal of the Cascade tunnel as a eastbounder breaks out into the fresh air and sunlight.the orange and yellow engines kind of blend with the brush up on the hill side.
  10. Through the Portal

    Through the Portal

    The M-LAUPAS appraches a bore on the MRL near Plateau, MT.

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