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BNSF #7666 West is a unit Garbage train headed west/north to a final destination of Interbay, Washington.. The BNSF #7666 has just made a meet with the on-time Amtrak Portland section of the Empire Builder a half mile away at Stevenson, Washington. The bridge pictured is the short bridge over...
Its hard shooting hay bales without an ATSF Dash 7 getting in the picture.
Saskatchewans newest shortline, Great Sandhills Railway is currently leasing three former BNSF B23-7s from NRE. CP GP38-2s were used prior, not surprising given that this is an old CP branchline. Back in the steam...
A BNSF trackage rights train rolls down the west slope of the Sierra Nevada at Yuba Pass, California in June of 2000. Thunderclouds are looming over the 7000 foot level of Donner Pass, and will cover the west slope soon.
The Union Pacific "Santa Cruz Local" engineer switches cabs while paused at the wye in Santa Cruz, California yesterday. The train had a real "heritage" mix of Rio Grande, Western Pacific, and Southern Pacific locomotives. :)
Union Pacific 1347 takes an abbreviated "Santa Cruz Local" down Beach Street in Santa Cruz, California yesterday. It will only be a few more weeks before Beach Street and the municipal wharf are congested with summer tourists.
BNSF C44-9W 690 is still wearing the red and silver warbonnet colors of the Santa Fe, including the origanial Santa Fe lettering. However, it looks like this unit is a good canadate for a new H3 swoosh paint job now.
Oh the horror! :-D
A group of fans records one of the last trains to visit Davenport, California in February of 2009. Trespassing is almost a way of life on the Santa Cruz Branch as nearly everyone does it. People walking the dog, students, local residents, and foamers! =p
Another BNSF morning eastbound rolls over a girder marked for its old owner in Pinole, California. You can still see some markings of the Santa Fe on the old Stockton Sub, as seen here in April of 2000.
The Portland Section of the Empire Builder is meeting a BNSF Z-CHCPTL-9 at the Vancouver, Wash. depot on a bright sunny spring day.. BNSF GEVO #7262 is doing the honors for the Z train on it's final 7.5 journey to the intermodal ramp in BNSF's Lake Yard.
By the 1991 only two railroads were still buying new GE 4-axles: Santa Fe & AMTRAK. Nearly twenty years later they are still the last B Boats. Will GE ever bring them back? Note that both are class units. BNSF 1123-500-6261 (9-44CW/B40-8W/ES44AC wearing H1/H2/H3!) #1123 is last in his series.
The SP&S 700 (4-8-4) pulling up to the BNSF Christmas Party in Vancouver, WA today. Lots of happy children and families were present, as were a lot of happy (and very cold) railfans!
I was so choked up by the 700's impressive approach (the crew really put on a GREAT show) that words...
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