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Bill Anderson

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This year's Special Olympics bowling season will be held at Evergreen Lanes in Everett during September and October. I will probably spend time at the Everett Marina photographing birds and trains while my son is bowling. I can do both as Bayside Yard, one of two BNSF yards in Everett, is located across Marine View Drive from the marina.

There was a special pre-season bowling session for the athletes Saturday (8-25-18) afternoon, so I dropped my son off at the bowling alley and headed down to the marina. Although it was cool, cloudy, and overcast; smoke from the wildfires still persisted. At least I did not have to deal with heat waves like on sunny days.

Two northbound trains were in the yard when I arrived. At this point they are truly northbounds as the east-west Scenic Sub splits off from the north-south Bellingham Sub farther south in Everett.


A third train, an oil tanker, pulled into the yard. I noticed the headlight of the first train, another oil tanker, had been turned on. I assumed it would be departing soon.


And so it did. The second unit was a patched Santa Fe War(p) bonnet in need of repainting.



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Bill Anderson

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The tanker took forever to clear the yard. The tracks curve sharply to the right, then sharply to the left through a wye before crossing the Snohomish River.



The lead diesels were probably over the bridge by the time the rear DPU passed me.


The headlight of the second train, a Canada bound coal train, lit up shortly after the oil tanker finally cleared the yard.


Bill Anderson

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Like the oil tanker, the coal train took a while to clear the yard.




The rear DPU was a CREX unit.


And then there was one, the recently arrived oil tanker. I don't know how long it had to sit, as I had to leave to pick up my son from bowling.


Bill Anderson

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The following day we visited my daughter and son-in-law in Arlington. Due to heavy traffic on southbound I-5, we returned home via surface streets which included Marine View Dr. A northbound train was sitting in the yard. Headend power was two UP units and a single CREX unit. I seldom see UP power north of Seattle and cannot recall seeing two of them on a train.


A Railfan in Brazil
Great pics. It remembers me the location I visited near Boeing museum near Seattle in 2013. I do not remember the name of that yard. 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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