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  1. Sounder Passing

    Sounder Passing

    Sounder unit number 911 speeds by to get to it's next station.
  2. Sounder #1505 approaching Tacoma - March 2008 Photo Assignment

    Sounder #1505 approaching Tacoma - March 2008 Photo Assignment

    On Tuesday, March 4th, my employer sent me down to the Tacoma, Washington area to take photos for marketing purposes, which provided me with my first opportunity to photograph typical Sounder commuter rail operations. As sunset neared, the clouds which had been lingering around the area all...
  3. CATCH  of the  DAY

    CATCH of the DAY

    This was a real surprise this morning,the Amtrak #7 Empire Builder westbound out of Chicago with a complete Sounder unit in tow.A think these where on loan and are on there way back to Seattle for third comuter use ,and must have been pick up at Chicago? BNSF 3/5/2008 Photo taken at Edmonds Wa...
  4. Sounder in the Fog

    Sounder in the Fog

    Last northbound Sounder train of the morning heads through Puyallup in blinding fog.
  5. Last Sounder for the day

    Last Sounder for the day

    The last sounder commuter train of the day leaves Sumner, WA, wearing a special "Tacoma, city of destiny" paint scheme.
  6. Sounder in Sumner

    Sounder in Sumner

    Sounder #908 exits the highway overpass bridge southbound from Sumner, WA
  7. Clean n' Pristine

    Clean n' Pristine

    Sounder unit 910 sits in the sun before a Rascal Flatts concert at the Tacoma dome.
  8. Cages of the Northwest

    Cages of the Northwest

    A Sounder commuter train departs Seattle Union depot wth downtown Seattle in the background. It is getting tougher and tougher to shoot scenes like this.
  9. Sounder at Sunset

    Sounder at Sunset

    The Everett Sounder cruises along Puget Sound as the sun sets.
  10. Evening Sounder

    Evening Sounder

    North bound Sounder, at MP 14, Headed for Everett.
  11. VRE Arrives at Manassas, Va

    VRE Arrives at Manassas, Va

    Virginia Railway Express Engine V04 Pulls the Sounder Doubledecks (Leased from Sound Transit) into the Manassas, Virginia train Station. The location of the Signals in the backgroundis called "Moore". which is on the Piedmont Divison a.k.a the Washington District from Manassas to...
  12. Stranger in a Strange Land

    Stranger in a Strange Land

    Prior to the 2000 election, UTA (Utah Transit Authority) officials ran a special train on the evening of October 17, for local politicos using a Sounder Transit train set. Although the train set no speed records getting from Salt Lake City to Ogden it was good enough. The funding issue on the...
  13. Tacoma Freighthouse Square

    Tacoma Freighthouse Square

    Sound Transit Sounder commuter train, bus and light rail at the Freighthouse Square Station
  14. Sounder having a bad day

    Sounder having a bad day

    I was out testing my new digital and came across this scene at the site of the old coach yard a few blocks away from Tacoma,s Freighthouse Square. One of their trainsets was exiting one of the new sidings and the engine hit the dirt. One of the security guys told me it had happened around 1145...
  15. Sounder On West Coast Express

    Sounder On West Coast Express

    The last West Coast Express nears the end of it's run, passing through Albion on it's way to Mission BC, the eastern terminus. It is powered by a sounder unit.
  16. Puyallup Fair Special

    Puyallup Fair Special

    What a great way to go to the state fair! No traffic hassles, no parking hassles. And a pleasant, relaxing train ride ride on both ends of the day - almost as much fun as the pig races!
  17. Sounder 911 "SEAHAWK"

    Sounder 911 "SEAHAWK"

    This was taken in Seattle the day after the application of the decals. This was about 2 weeks before the offical announcement... I let the cat out of the bag I guess. Aug 9th 2002 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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