scenic is a free online Railroad Discussion Forum and Railroad Photo Gallery for railroaders, railfans, model railroaders and anyone else who is interested in railroads. We cover a wide variety of topics, including freight trains, passenger and commuter railroads, rail news and information, tourist railroads, railway museums and railroad history.

  1. Amtrak enters Chapelle semaphores

    Amtrak enters Chapelle semaphores

    Amtrak\'s Southwest Chief, the eastbound No. 4, rounds the curve at WSS Chapelle, the west end of the Chapelle, N.M., siding, in July 2015. These semaphores are between Lamy, N.M., and Las Vegas, N.M., but immediately north of the S-Curves and closer to Las Vegas. The exit off I-25 is Bernal...
  2. UP 1098 S-2

    UP 1098 S-2

  3. Eastbound Stack Train at Goldbar, WA

    Eastbound Stack Train at Goldbar, WA

    BNSF 7591 (ES44DC) and BNSF 4314 (C44-9W) work as DPU's on a EB stacktrain at Goldbar, WA / Scenic Sub MP:1755 / on 12.17.13.
  4. BNSF 7915 WB at Goldbar, WA

    BNSF 7915 WB at Goldbar, WA

    BNSF 7915 (ES44DC), BNSF 4580 (Dash 9-44CW) and UP 7720 (AC45CCTE) Westbound with an auto rack train at Goldbar, WA / BNSF Scenic Sub MP:1755 / on 12.17.13.
  5. Poor old gal, torn apart!

    Poor old gal, torn apart!

    North Georgia Scenic RR, apparently engine being used for parts. However, have other pics of same engine at earlier date used for Scenic Train rides out of Blue Ridge, GA. Taken at maintenance facility in Tate, GA.
  6. CWW Truck, Contract

    CWW Truck, Contract

    This is a truck owned by CWW out of Sibley, Louisiana. It would appear they contract for Branson Scenic Railway, as it is in their yard at Branson Landing. This is an excursion train that runs down into Arkansas and back.
  7. Empty grain at Scenic

    Empty grain at Scenic

    Saturday an eastbound empty grain leaves the siding at Scenic and heads for Cascade Tunnel. A WB stack train and track inspector are on the main.
  8. Grain train at low tide

    Grain train at low tide

    On Good Friday, a westbound loaded grain train travels along Puget Sound south of Edmonds. As the mid-train DPUs pass the camera, the head end is at MP16. It's hard to see, but on the far right edge of the photo is the U-ROOEVE waiting to go noth.
  9. Troubled Scenic Sub.

    Troubled Scenic Sub.

    On a rainy wet day three trains on main # 2 south of M.P.27 waiting for the Sounder parade the DP lets the frist train a CN loaded coal head north ahead of the frist Sounder to Delta Yard Rodgers line ,then gets news of a wash out somwhere to the east and puts the stack in the hole to wait there...
  10. Eastbound along the Sound

    Eastbound along the Sound

    On Friday February 11, 2011, an eastbound BNSF stack train rounds the curve at MP 13.1 south of Richmond Beach.
  11. Meet at Scenic

    Meet at Scenic

    On Saturday 3-27-2010, the M-SPOEVE exits Cascade Tunnel at Scenic. An EB Z-trains waits in the siding.
  12. High Priority Freight at Mukilteo

    High Priority Freight at Mukilteo

    BNSF 728 leads a westbound Z train thru Mukilteo at MP 28.8 on the BNSF Scenic Sub.
  13. A Walk in the Park

    A Walk in the Park

    One of those moments where I knew I had a train coming in each direction and I had to choose which one to shoot. I also knew there was a SD75I leading stack train so I decided to shoot that. Next thing I knew a rolling meet took place right in the frame. Got to love it when you luck out...
  14. It's All Downhill Now

    It's All Downhill Now

    BNSF 4005 with a westbound Z has crested the Stevens Pass summit and cleared the Cascade Tunnel.Now,it's all downhill to Puget Sound with a brief stop at East Skykomish to drop off a VIP.(PNWhogger was riding this one on a route famillarization trips.He was getting off at E.Sky-met him a few...
  15. Westbound at Winton

    Westbound at Winton

    The SPOEVE peaks out of the Winton tunnel, on the BNSF Scenic subm
  16. Run around at Scenic with Amtrak Empire Builder.

    Run around at Scenic with Amtrak Empire Builder.

    Amtrak #8 (Eastbound Empire Builder) is running around the M-EVESPO at Scenic, Washington. With a few westbounds of higher priority on the east side of the tunnel, the EVESPO (Manifest, Everett, Wash. to Spokane, Wash.) is going to sit for a while at Scenic while the dispatcher runs trains...
  17. Nighttime Meet at Scenic..

    Nighttime Meet at Scenic..

    A westbound stack train is meeting the eastbound ?Z-9 at Scenic as the fred of the tail end is passing the headend of the Z.. Thought this would be the artsy fartsy shot of the trip.. Comments or criticism??
  18. Amtrak at 30/1 of a second

    Amtrak at 30/1 of a second

    This 30 second exposure tells the story of a 40mph Empire builder heading into the Cascade Tunnel at Scenic.
  19. Autorack Attack!

    Autorack Attack!

    A bunch of autoracks make an interesting pallate for the camera as it snakes its way out of the tunnel and down the grade.
  20. Gevo in the Sun

    Gevo in the Sun

    An eastbound ES44DC waits for the Cascade Tunnel to clear after a westbound stack train traveled through it. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

Affiliate Disclosure: We may receive a commision from some of the links and ads shown on this website (Learn More Here)