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Station stop Spokane,the conductor with his two way radio protects the rear end of the train from the rear door window of the last coach car on the Amtrak # 8 Empire Builder. Outside the Yardmaster hoops orders to the arriving # 28 that has come up from Portland its engine will be uncoupled then...
Amtrak # 7 westbound Empire Builder 5 1/2 hours late going through Edmonds Wa.,with its lead Genesis unit out of service somewhere along the way and being haul with a DASH-9.Also MoW signal gang working on the eastbound signals.
Driving pilings for bridge supports main two double track M.P.-17 Edmonds Wa.at this angle as the train pass by and the exhaust from the pile driver exits at the top of the train it looks like its pile driving the train.
little late posting this .After moving main one to the east making a real snake like route from curve around south M.P.16.9 or so to around where new bridge is to be put in,then back to main line into Edmonds on Sat. 10/9/2010 with a 10 hour window they cut the track and moved it back...
Sorry about the blur a grab shot i had to take overtop of a fence and hope that the camera would foucus on somthing as the train was going by, a ballast work train with its two caboose's passing a crane pile driver installing interlocking sheet piles for work on a new bridge im told at the end...
To me the best part of the train the rear obv.car,this is a long train and hard to shoot along the way less your on a big curve or out in open,i didnt know it was coming so i got the front and this shot the rear as it stopped at Edmonds depot for some reason for 5 mins. this train was following...
As this train was leaving the yard at the south end of Seattle, another was entering the yard with 2 Santa Fe Warbonnets on the head end. Unfortunatly it was on the farthest track from me and I couldn't get a photo. Just my luck.
A U.P.kicks up the dust and papers and debris in the alley run down the tail track (old Georgetown lead) out of Argo yard to the dead end of track at Carsten st. ,then backs back into the yard with some garbage cars.
This is what is left of a semi trailer loaded with pizza and cheescakes after it got center punched by 13.200 hp three loc. manifest at 49 mph.at a grade crossing plus taking out a billboard along the way,and derailing three locs.(Luckly no was killed or hurt bad)
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