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On a beautiful May morning, BNSF 4424, a GE C44-9W built in 1999, shunts grain cars into the Louis Dreyfus Grain Terminal in Seattle. A friendly wave by the engineer is always appreciated!
Soon after, Amtrak 513, the Cascades, diverges onto main 1 and passes BNSF 5993 waiting for the green at...
A weekend in Port Angeles, WA gives us the opportunity to video some of the ships that come close to drop of their pilots before heading down the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
A cold morning at Carkeek Park north of Seattle reveals just one train; Amtrak 7, the Empire...
On this cold may morning, it wasn't surprising to see few people at Carkeek Park north of Seattle, but it was surprising to see several blue herons!
With no room in Stacy Yard, BNSF 3838 waits at MP 10.3, but BNSF 7802 makes it's run northbound toward the coal terminal at Roberts Bank...
Spring in Seattle means the return of cruise ships and the Rocky Mountaineer! On a beautiful Saturday, May 20, 2017, the first of several Rocky Mountaineer trains arrives in Seattle.
Video from last week's National Train Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017
On it's way to the refinery in Tacoma, a CN oil train moves through the North Portal, Seattle.
April 23, 2017
BNSF 2087, a GP38-2 built in May 1972, leads the Renton Rocket through the Seattle North Portal. These Boeing fuselages are built in Wichita and shipped by rail to Renton, WA where they become finished 737's.
Shortly after follows BNSF 4054, a C44-9W...
I caught AMTK 156 at Seattle's North Portal this morning, pulling the Empire Builder.
This is from July 2015, but I thought it was kind of cool. I didn't realize how cool it was at the time.
Carkeek Park north of Seattle WA is one of the best places to railfan. There's a bridge over the tracks and the Puget Sound in the background!
It's not every day you see an Amtrak train being pulled by a freight engine. Amtrak 7, the Empire Builder is being pulled into Seattle by BNSF 5233 on February 26, 2017.
Service disruptions between Seattle and Everett, WA due to mudslides and fallen trees prevented the Empire Builder and Cascades from providing scheduled service for a day or so. Yesterday things were back to normal.
January 27, 2017, and there was lots of traffic at Seattle's North Portal during the evening rush hour!
Trains along Seattle's North Portal, recently.
December 31, 2016, New Year's Eve, and it's 34 degrees outside. Down to the waterfront I go intending to catch the Empire Builder and the Cascades 513. These aren't very interesting, but I was fortunate enough to catch a stack train.
I have an amazing view of...
On the first three Saturdays in December, Amtrak runs a special train from Seattle to Leavenworth, WA over Stevens Pass. Here it is passing the North Portal, preceded by Amtrak 510.
Special thanks to the Cascade engineer for the big wave...
Here's a pair of coal trains with one being led by three SD70 ACe's. The other ACe is DPU on the other train.
A cold and rainy November day along the Seattle waterfront yields two interesting trains. First is BNSF 4270, an old GB B23-7 originally built for the AT&SF, leads a short manifest train through the North Portal. It appears to be recently repainted in BNSF colors. Also interesting in this...
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