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The Portland Section of the Empire Builder is meeting a BNSF Z-CHCPTL-9 at the Vancouver, Wash. depot on a bright sunny spring day.. BNSF GEVO #7262 is doing the honors for the Z train on it's final 7.5 journey to the intermodal ramp in BNSF's Lake Yard.
Mile 9 on the BC Rail Squamish Sub. Ex-Pacific Great Eastern North Shore Line. Built in 1914, abandoned in 1928 and rebuilt in the 1950's as the PGE's connection to Squamish. Looking north near the summit of the 1% climb out of North Vancouver.
Close to last light at the end of the day provides opportunity when the Manifest - Everett, Wash. to Vancouver, Wash. comes down the straight section of track at Tenino, Washington. The BNSF 4536 South was the second train south that the Centralia South dispatcher sent to us in a short 15...
An eastbound BNSF train heads across the viaduct on the Fallbridge Subdivision at Vancouver, Washington. This scene will soon change as a major track re-alignment will probably bring an end to this old bridge.
Oakway #9031 leading a BN green SD40-2 on it's journey to the ports of Portland, Vancouver or Kalama.. This grain train had a whole rainbow mix of grain hoppers with the mineral red cars starting right behind the power.. It was interesting to see just two units pull this 14,000 ton grain...
BNSF #3002 leads two other 4-axle power through the curve east of the East switch North Dalles to points westward in Washington state. The grain cars right behind the power were probably added to the train in Pasco to move to the Vancouver/Portland area.
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.
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