I counted five SD9s that day at Balmer Yard in Seattle. Pretty remarkable that these are still on property and at least one is working the Yard. This unit was built for the Colorado & Southern in ... (more)
A former CBQ GP30 rebuild switches the TEMCO silo with a SD60M. The bulk carrier Stella Ellena from Singapore loads in the background and is bound for Taiwan.
A collection of used and abused EMD products that have remained at Balmer Yard for sometime. The SD9s were originally kept near the military base but had been moved recently to the roundhouse area... (more)
The Renton Rocket makes its way downtown Seattle with a load of Boeing 737 fuselages for assembly.
A northbound freight takes the siding in the St. Johns trench after crossing the Willamette River.
SP 4449 rolls over the Lake Oswego Railroad Bridge over the Willamette River, towing the train use to carry the Chairman of Genesee and Wyoming.
The sun shines down on the folks enjoying National Train day at the Oregon Railroad Heritage Center. As viewers of all ages and demographics admire the sights and sounds of the event, it's busines... (more)
Old vs new as this 1941 built steam locomotive passes the new Max extension to Milwaukee
After the run to Tigard, Doyle's RSD-5 moves around the recently donated Cheyenne steam shop switcher, UPP 96 and the steam generator car "Little Boy" to make room for 4449.
It was one for the books as SP 4449 ran to Tigard via Milwaukee on the UP and Portland & Western. The run was for the Tigard Yard commemoration and had some important people from Genesee & Wyoming... (more)
A BNSF, former L&N SD35 rebuild and TEBC6, a tractive effort booster built on a SD9 frame leads a handful of cars from the car repair building on the Vancouver Yard. I don't believe this locomotiv... (more)
In honor of my 700th upload, i wanted to put a roster shot a got a couple weeks back of this old Santa Fe pink bonnet. Not as eye catching as at one point, but still pretty cool to see.
This former SP SD45 carbody looks pretty magical as it rolls past the little community off Roy Road in the Tualatin Valley.
Once common on these coal haulers, an H2 MAC leads a loaded train into Vancouver. Most likely this locomotive came out of storage recently.
After avoiding the UP corridor along the Willamette for some time, i happened to check it out this morning and caught a train and contributor Jeremiah Lietke.