Waiting for 4449, a WB grainer passes Lyle underneath a faint rainbow.
My 1st day out in Oregon for Winter Rail we had the afternoon free so we headed out into the Columbia River Gorge. Unfortunately the BNSF wasn't running much west. Towards sunset the only train mo... (more)
Westbound local at Home Valley in the Columbia River Gorge. Note the locomotive is a GP 39-3.
Anxious feelings of defeat turn to joy as the sun opens up on 4449.
The eastbound Daylight special passes the reservation site at Cook under a subtle mist.
With a little snow still on the rim of the Columbia River Gorge, 4449 blasts into Stevenson on a wonderful spring afternoon. The train is taking part of an IMAX special, with a matching set of BNS... (more)
In the warm afternoon sunlight, a westbound BNSF Grain Train snakes through the Columbia River Gorge just west of Lyle, WA on March 17th, 2018.
There's always that one train that goes against the flow of traffic during its run to/from Portland, and this eastbound empty oil train was that one train. After already meeting four trains during... (more)
Westbound mixed freight crossing the land bridge at McClure Lake.
Flying along the Columbia River just east of Mt. Pleasant, Washington, is a westbound BNSF intermodal train on September 25, 2016. The lone DPU has just blasted out of the west portal of 2382-foot... (more)
Top Ten of 2017. With 2017 in the books, here's a look back at my Top 10 favorite shots from the past year.7. The announcement late in 2016 that Southern Pacific 4-8-4 444... (more)
An empty BNSF garbage train heads west through the first of an immediate series of four tunnels just west of Lyle. The end of the train can be seen on the right side of the plateau formation.
A BNSF grainer skirts along the Columbia River just west of the small town of Lyle, Washington.
A BNSF grainer makes a grand entrance into the sunshine of eastern Skamania County.
Happy New Year everybody, see you all trackside in 2018. A morning BNSF Z rounds into Avery along the Columbia River. Mount Hood looms in the distance on this windy morning.