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A pair of pure Southern Pacific GP40-2's lead the "Santa Margarita Turn" past Harlem on the Coast Sub in November of 2000. Some fall colors dot the river as it winds down the valley to Santa Margarita. Harlem is about four miles south of Soledad, California.
A northbound BNSF with four locomotives with four different paint schemes head north towards a crew change at Wishram, Washington about 40 miles away... This bridge is about 1-2 miles north of Sherar's Falls where Hwy. 216 crosses the Deschutes River..
Found this down at a park in Everett, WA, along the Snohomish River. Maps indicate a rail spur used to run here, and so does archeological evidence! This was one of two rails jutting out of the river bank. Other interesting artifacts such as a thick steel pipe/pole and a sunken cable lay around...
Not that long ago CP actively served Prince Albert via three lines, East from Shellbrook, West from Nipawin and North from Humboldt. All three involved running rights on CN for the final leg of the trip. Since then both CP & CN pulled out of Prince Albert altogether in 1992 & 1997...
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.
This can be seen as one of the greatest things I have ever achieved. For the longest time I wanted to take this picture, but I didn't want to sacrifice the option of close up photos. I knew this Tramp job was coming, but I decided to burn down to the CP bridge in attempt to catch the 456. When...
Alot of old friends came to visit me today. Here we see CN 5444, which I have crossed paths with atleast 3 times. Behind the SD50 is an Illinois Central SD40-2R 6058. They took CN 450 into the hole to wait for an Westbound coal train.
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