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  1. Morning At North Dalles

    Morning At North Dalles

    An Empty BNSF grain train heads east through North Dalles with Mount Hood in the Background.
  2. BNSF #7666 West - U-ROOINB1-10 at Rock Grove, Washington

    BNSF #7666 West - U-ROOINB1-10 at Rock Grove, Washington

    BNSF #7666 West is a unit Garbage train headed west/north to a final destination of Interbay, Washington.. The BNSF #7666 has just made a meet with the on-time Amtrak Portland section of the Empire Builder a half mile away at Stevenson, Washington. The bridge pictured is the short bridge over...
  3. BNSF 4908 Eastbound

    BNSF 4908 Eastbound

    BNSF 4908 mixed freight highballs it's way through Maryhill, WA. on the Coulmbia River Gorge... 7/3/09
  4. BNSF GE smokin' it up!!!!

    BNSF GE smokin' it up!!!!

    BNSF #4915 accelerates just west of Stevenson siding after meeting an eastbound.. This was a rare day that the sun was out and the trains were actually moving on the BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision.. To show on a nice spring day, snow is still in the hills in the background of the 4915 on the...
  5. Amtrak #28 meets the Z-CHCPTL-9

    Amtrak #28 meets the Z-CHCPTL-9

    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.
  6. BNSF 4536 South at Tenino Washington.

    BNSF 4536 South at Tenino Washington.

    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...
  7. Amtrak Cascades racing north at Kalama, Washington.

    Amtrak Cascades racing north at Kalama, Washington.

    Amtrak Cascades Train #506 races north after crossing over from Main #1 to Main #2 at MP 111 crossovers. The train is about 10-12 minutes away from it's next stop at Kelso, Washington. The sun just happened to show when the train was coming into view, so I converted it into black & white.
  8. Southbounder

    Southbounder

    Scooting past a very photographic trestle.
  9. Amtrak 332 at Edmonds, WA

    Amtrak 332 at Edmonds, WA

    Amtrak 332 leads a hodge-podge group of cars through Edmonds, WA. Photographer unknown, Brian R. Sopke Collection.
  10. It Was a Far Better World

    It Was a Far Better World

  11. Colorful consist north at Sherar's Falls on the BNSF Oregon Trunk.

    Colorful consist north at Sherar's Falls on the BNSF Oregon Trunk.

    A northbound BNSF with four locomotives with four different paint schemes head north towards a crew change at Wishram, Washington about 40 miles away... This bridge is about 1-2 miles north of Sherar's Falls where Hwy. 216 crosses the Deschutes River..
  12. Abandoned Rail

    Abandoned Rail

    Found this down at a park in Everett, WA, along the Snohomish River. Maps indicate a rail spur used to run here, and so does archeological evidence! This was one of two rails jutting out of the river bank. Other interesting artifacts such as a thick steel pipe/pole and a sunken cable lay around...
  13. Weyerhaeuser Woods Train at the Longview Mill

    Weyerhaeuser Woods Train at the Longview Mill

    WTCX #312 is leading the #309 and 3 SW-type switchers on the westbound on the loaded train from Green Mountain Mill. Just east of the Longview Mill is a repair facility that does work on misc. freight cars.. I had just rode the Woods train from Headquarters to this spot before they whistled...
  14. switchers

    switchers

    bnsf switchers in Spokane,Washington
  15. Lionhead logo

    Lionhead logo

    The Washington Corp.'s "lionhead" logo is clearly visible on a MRL SD45 at Garrison.
  16. Last Commuter Train of the Day

    Last Commuter Train of the Day

    Last but not least, SDRX 1704 hurries to its final destination after being held up due to a malfunctioned signal behind Amtrak Empire Builder
  17. A Meet with a BNSF Z Train and Sounder Train #1700

    A Meet with a BNSF Z Train and Sounder Train #1700

    With my Camcorder on a Tripod on the left, and my DSLR Camera on my hand, It was a perfect capture of a freight/commuter meet at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park.
  18. This BNSF Dash 9 has Plastic Surgery

    This BNSF Dash 9 has Plastic Surgery

    When I saw that C44-9W, All I would think is that this locomotive had a so-called "Plastic Surgery."
  19. Spirit of Washington Golden Spike Ceremony.

    Spirit of Washington Golden Spike Ceremony.

    Before the first run of the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train at its Tacoma location, a "golden" spike was driven at Freighthouse Square.
  20. 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.




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