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NOW AND THEN...............AND THEN!
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The last Amtrak Seattle to Portland train of the day pass through Tukwila, Washington as viewed from the Grady Way Overpass.


2020 - Cascades 505 slips by at just before 3:00 in the afternoon. Following the cabcar, five Horizon coaches and a Siemens SC-44.
2014 - Cascades 509 is through at about 5:45 in the evening. It is a Talgo Series 8 trainset pushed by a GE P42.
1990 - Mount Rainier 1796 also came through just before 6:00 in the evening. Two Superliner coaches and an EMD F40PH probably means this was a midweek train. The consist was often adjusted to accommodate fluctuations in demand. The train could get quite long on the weekends or when there were games. It was before Amtrak switched to a "one size fits all" method of operation. 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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