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All the time I read railfan's talk about where they were and what Sub's there on. As someone new to railfanning, I'd like to know the names of current BNSF Sub's in my area. Is there a map online somewhere showing them? What about ex'Subs and such?, maybe that's too much into history. Anyhow, any info on this subject will be very helpful. Thanks.

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washington state

bellingham sub = everett to blaine
scenic sub = seattle to everett to wenatchee
columbia river sub = wenatchee to spokane
lakeside sub = spokane to pasco
fallbridge sub = pasco to vancouver, wa
seattle sub = vancouver, wa to seattle
stampede sub = auburn to ellensburg
yakima valley sub = ellensburg to pasco


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Oregon Trunk Sub. - Wishram, WA to Klamath Falls, OR.
Gateway Sub. - Klamath Falls, OR to Keddie, CA (?)


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Thanks ballard beaver and robjacox for your info so far.

@ GE Power yes I did join FriendsoftheBNSF recently, is there a map showing the different Subs?


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Pschuman21---Dave Cooley of Sonrisa Publications has an excellent publication of Washington and Northern Idaho Railroad Maps. Couple that with NW Timetable #8 from Altamont Press, and you have a great foundation of information to work from. Also, there is a lot on the web about NW rail fan spots. Just Google NW Railfanning, and you'll find a lot of great info. Check out Dogcaught's blog site and Dave's Railroaded blog site for more information.


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Not to forget the entire Woodinville sub between Snohomish and Renton, that we (BNSF) once owned till a few years ago but we still own a portion from Renton Jct to Scopa for the Renton Rocket to bring in 737 fuselages to the Renton plant.


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And, we got the Anacortes branch between Burlington and the refineries at Fidalgo bay, Cherry Point sub out of Custer, and the Sumas branch between Burlington and Sumas. 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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