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  1. Whoops!


    Southbound Tacoma to Pasco derailed about 7 cars, but only on one side. I'm amazed how the rail stood up to the tremendous pressure applied by the flange on the other rail. This happened at approximately 3:15pm on March 30th, 2008. The train stopped just under the Narrows Bridge.
  2. Bridges n' Stacks

    Bridges n' Stacks

    The now built second Tacoma Narrows Bridge is in the background, while a BNSF intermodal train heads south.
  3. Westbound Thru Mukilteo

    Westbound Thru Mukilteo

    BNSF 7629 leads a westbound stack thru Mukilteo,headed for Puget Sound ports
  4. Sound Transit

    Sound Transit

    Sound Transit commuter run heads out of Puyallup, WA on a cold, wet March afternoon behind F59PHI #910
  5. Picnic Point Heat

    Picnic Point Heat

    A little wind and a temperature inversion keeps the exhaust heat low from a southbound manifest along the east shore of Puget Sound as it passes thru Picnic Point Shadows.
  6. Southbound at Steilacoom

    Southbound at Steilacoom

    UP 4821 leads a southbound Stack Train across one of the many bridges along Puget Sound.(UP has trackage rights thru this area on the BNSF Seattle Sub)
  7. Old and Older

    Old and Older

    BN 724 train #144 passes behind Puget Sound and Baker River Ry No.2 4-6-0 which has been on display in Sedro Wooley WA since the late 50\'s.
  8. PSAP at Gate

    PSAP at Gate

    A westbound grain train passes station sign Gate on the Puget Sound & Pacific on a gray fall morning.
  9. Huffin and Puffin,almost there

    Huffin and Puffin,almost there

    BNSF 814 on the point of a westbound stack train climbing the eastern grade to the Cascade Tunnel with about 1/4 mi to go before it's all down hill to Puget Sound.
  10. Three Dash 2s at Solo Point

    Three Dash 2s at Solo Point

    Three SD40-2 units lead the UGLSE at Solo Point along the Puget Sound.
  11. PSAP Pausing

    PSAP Pausing

    The PSAP Centralia job sits at J Street waiting for the UP to get out of the shared yard in town.
  12. Cascades Along the Sound

    Cascades Along the Sound

    AMTK 466 leads a southbound Cascades train along Puget Sound near Solo Point
  13. ST 908

    ST 908

    Sound Transit's 908 resting adjacent to the worlds cleanest switcher, Amtrack 565.
  14. Snoqualmie Valley

    Snoqualmie Valley

    On 26 May 03. I,d snapped this shot of Puget Sound and Snoqualmie Valleys tourist train. This was their fifth run of the day and that Baldwin sounded real good. It is an old Army switcher that was formerly used in Yakima. It is now the regular power along with a sister unit. Baldwin fans should...
  15. Amtrak in the valley

    Amtrak in the valley

    This is the rainy Seattle that everyone says has such wet weather. Taken on OCT 30th 2002. Temp was only in the low 50's though.
  16. Steilacoom Depot.

    Steilacoom Depot.

    This is the old Steilacoom, WA depot back yard with the two ferries at the dock.
  17. Amtrak and Sound transit at the Coach Wye

    Amtrak and Sound transit at the Coach Wye

    I had to wait for Amtrak #7s consist to clear the Coach Wye in Seattle. We were running against the current of traffic account an extra Sound Transit commuter with F59PH #908 pushing the consist toward Seattle. The Seattle skyline can be seen in the background. 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.

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