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    Siemens SC-44 Chargers in Albuquerque

    The Siemens SC-44 Charger is a diesel-electric passenger locomotive designed and manufactured by Siemens Mobility for the North American market. The first production unit was unveiled on March 26, 2016. The SC-44 Charger locomotive is powered by a 4,400 hp Cummins 16 cylinder diesel engine...
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    BNSF 1604, the Lamy Local

    Watch the beautiful sunrise over Bernalillo, NM from the drone as BNSF 1604 gets it's track warrants. BNSF 1604, followed by 1608 leads a short train of asphalt cars after making their run to the Rosario asphalt plant between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. This train is often referred to as the...
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    BNSF 1604 Leads the Lamy Local Through Bernalillo, NM.

    BNSF 1604 followed by 1608 are EMD SD40-2's built in April 1979. Here, they lead the Lamy Local, a short freight train that services the Rosario asphalt plant between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM. Seen on July 23, 2017.
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    Durango and Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad

    On the last day of June 2017, we stopped in Durango, Colorado on our long journey home from Seattle. We caught the evening arrival of 486 and the next morning departure of 481, both Baldwin K36's built in 1925.
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    BNSF 4424 and the Amtrak Cascades 513

    On a beautiful May morning, BNSF 4424, a GE C44-9W built in 1999, shunts grain cars into the Louis Dreyfus Grain Terminal in Seattle. A friendly wave by the engineer is always appreciated! Soon after, Amtrak 513, the Cascades, diverges onto main 1 and passes BNSF 5993 waiting for the green at...
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    Amtrak184, June 22, 2017, Bernalillo, NM

    AMTK 184 leads the eastbound Southwest Chief through Bernalillo, NM. This is one of the Phase IV heritage units commemorating the 40th anniversary of Amtrak. Special thanks to the conductor for the big wave!
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    BNSF 7802 Leads a Northbound Coal Train at Carkeek Park

    On this cold may morning, it wasn't surprising to see few people at Carkeek Park north of Seattle, but it was surprising to see several blue herons! With no room in Stacy Yard, BNSF 3838 waits at MP 10.3, but BNSF 7802 makes it's run northbound toward the coal terminal at Roberts Bank.
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    Return of the Rocky Mountaineer!

    Spring in Seattle means the return of cruise ships and the Rocky Mountaineer! On a beautiful Saturday, May 20, 2017, the first of several Rocky Mountaineer trains arrives in Seattle.
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    Video from National Train Day May 13, 2017

    Video from last week's National Train Day on Saturday, May 13, 2017
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    Arrival of the Chargers!

    BNSF 4595 led a five hour late Amtrak 7 into Seattle with the first two Siemens Charger units on Friday, May 12, 2017.
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    CN Oil Train at the North Portal, Seattle

    On it's way to the refinery in Tacoma, a CN oil train moves through the North Portal, Seattle.
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    Trackside in Bellingham, WA

    Bellingham is one of the best places in the state to railfan. There's a fair amount of traffic and a nice mixture of manifest and unit trains.
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    Renton Rocket Moves Through Seattle North Portal

    April 23, 2017 BNSF 2087, a GP38-2 built in May 1972, leads the Renton Rocket through the Seattle North Portal. These Boeing fuselages are built in Wichita and shipped by rail to Renton, WA where they become finished 737's. Shortly after follows BNSF 4054, a C44-9W, leads BNSF 1045, BNSF 5984...
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    Beautiful Weather on the Anacortes Spur!

    April 1, 2017. Beautiful evening for a liquified petroleum gas train to cross the Swinomish Swing Bridge near Anacortes, WA.
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    Amtrak Cascades 506 Being Led by UP 4042

    This was an unusual sight at Tukwila, WA on Sunday afternoon, 4-10-2017.
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    Amtrak 156 Pulls the Empire Builder Through Seattle's North Portal

    I caught AMTK 156 at Seattle's North Portal this morning, pulling the Empire Builder.
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    Slow Trains at Howarth Park, Everett WA

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    AMTK 510 Pulls Amtrak Cascades 510 through Carkeek Park, Seattle

    This is from July 2015, but I thought it was kind of cool. I didn't realize how cool it was at the time.
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    GE Tier 4 Demonstrator in Seattle

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    BNSF 6827 Pulls a Loaded Oil Train Across the Swinomish Swing Bridge

    BNSF 6827 Pulls a Loaded Oil Train Across the Swinomish Swing Bridge

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