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  1. Southbound


    UP manifest at Vader, WA.
  2. Southbound Manifest

    Southbound Manifest

    UP manifest at Vader, WA.
  3. UP Short Stack

    UP Short Stack

    Caught this short stack near Vader, WA - 20 well cars with an ES44AC on each end. It's not often I have been able to get an entire train in one picture...
  4. Seattle Sub

    Seattle Sub

    BNSF Dash 9-44CW heads into the fog at Vader, WA.
  5. Seattle Sub

    Seattle Sub

    BNSF Dash 9-44CW leads a double stack out of the fog and under the NP signal at Vader, WA.
  6. Foggy morning

    Foggy morning

    BNSF GP39M leads a string of hoppers through the fog northbound at MP77 in Vader,WA
  7. Hot Rail s/b @ Vader, Washington

    Hot Rail s/b @ Vader, Washington

    Burlington Northern Santa Fe's M-EVEVAW (Manifest - Everett, Wash. to Vancouver, Wash.) is pickem' and puttin' them down as he roars past me on Main #1. The high green for a n/b on Main #2 is a grainer that he is going to meet about 4-5 miles down the line towards Castle Rock, Washington.
  8. Ouch


    The two units wrecked at Vader, WA sit on a siding awaiting their fate.
  9. On the Ground

    On the Ground

    Vader Wa 09-15-02 7:20am BNSF Main 2 Northbound past two signals without slowing. The rear of BNSF 7305 can be seen as well as the top corner of several ballast cars piled up in the distance.
  10. Burned Beyond Repair

    Burned Beyond Repair

    This is BNSF 3129 following the rearend collision in Vader WA. A 6089 ton ballast train with this engine second of two rear ended a parked stack train at 43mph. This engine came to rest on the engineers side and caught fire. Burned for over 2.5 hours before extingished.
  11. Rebuilt just 2 years ago

    Rebuilt just 2 years ago

    BNSF7305 was on the point of a 4800Ton Northbound Ballast train that rear ended a parked stack train in Vader WA at 43mph on 09/15/02. No serious injuries. Containers were empty. Photographed 15 days following the incident on a siding 2 miles north of the scene.
  12. The Aftermath

    The Aftermath

    The BNSF Vader Collision Aftermath. 09/30/2002
  13. Peeking over the edge

    Peeking over the edge

    Sept 15 2002 Vader Wa rearend crash. Ballast train 42mph into rear of parked stack train. 20 ballast cars on the ground, 2 intermodal well sets, and 2 locomotives. 1:30am 33 hours later both mains are open again. Vader is mp 79 on the centrailia sub and exit 61 off of interstate 5. 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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