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  1. Westbound Intermodal

    Westbound Intermodal

    Passing Rowena Crest in the Columbia River Gorge. Photographed from Chamberlain Lake Rest Area, WA.
  2. BNSF's Steel Freeway

    BNSF's Steel Freeway

    Looking like it's coming, BNSF 7333 is actually the trailing DPU pushing a long stack train east. Having just departed LA, the train is now passing through the Green River golf course on the Orange County/Riverside County line. In the past several years, BNSF has triple tracked much of their...
  3. New Faces

    New Faces

    The new SD70M-2 units have made their presence known out west, and CN 8865 is now off to tell the French folks at Taschereau!
  4. Close Up

    Close Up

    CN 2224 is going to Quebec with the Taschereau Stacks! But first, he has to meet the 199. I took this picture with a loaned school camera, and sadly, it turned out very nice.
  5. Make for the bridge

    Make for the bridge

    This guy showed up just after I had left, so I went for a distance shot. The Taschereau Stacks run with 5633 and 2445 today.
  6. Montreal Intermodals

    Montreal Intermodals

    CP 9752 heads up the CP Intermodal stack train to St. Luc. Like all CP trains in Moose Jaw, he will stop to gas up.
  7. Paradise Local

    Paradise Local

    Montana Rail Link's Paradise Local pulls into Thompson Falls to switch a lumber customer powered by two aging GP9's.
  8. Trash Is Cash

    Trash Is Cash

    For the BNSF, trash IS cash and it hauls a lot of it. Here is an empty trash train headed westbound through the Columbia River Gorge near Bingen, Washington. This train usually has a mix of 2nd generation power such as these 3 SD40-2's.
  9. Taschereau Stacks

    Taschereau Stacks

    CN 2284 clears the siding at Riverview, after meeting the 346.
  10. More Stacks

    More Stacks

    Stack cars head west at Dayfoe on the CP.
  11. Eastbound stacks

    Eastbound stacks

    An Eastbound stack train passes over the South Saskatchewan river bridge at Riverview. The leads units were SD75i 5736 and a Noodle painted C40-8M.
  12. UP Stack

    UP Stack

    UP4888 leads a UP stack by a dead tree.
  13. Stacks at Wister

    Stacks at Wister

    An eastbound stack train comes through the siding at Wister, CA on the ex-SP Sunset Route.
  14. Winton Winter

    Winton Winter

    A stack train eases down the east side of Stevens Pass at Winton.
  15. Scenic Stacktrain

    Scenic Stacktrain

    Train S-TACCHI pulls upgrade at Scenic on a clear December day.
  16. Stacks at Tenino

    Stacks at Tenino

    A northbound stack train rounds the curve at Tenino.
  17. Headed into the Sun

    Headed into the Sun

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