Three months has passed since the Milwaukee S Curve Trestle was taken out of service, and the first half of Sound Transit’s new concrete bridge hosted it’s first train. A lot of progress has been... (more)
A pretty significant mudslide a few days ago has resulted in massive freight traffic backups and the cancellation of all passenger trains, until today. Cascades 509 is passing under the Tacoma Na... (more)
Two weeks has passed since the Milwaukee S Curve Trestle was taken out of service, forever! Five days later the first train crossed the new concrete bridge, or at least half of what will be a doub... (more)
Sounder Train 1517 is crossing the new Sound Transit Tacoma bridge as heads for the Tacoma Dome Station. The remains of the historic Milwaukee Road S-Curve trestle are off to the right. Another ... (more)
The first train across the new Sounder Tacoma bridge, is this test train. After delays due to unfinished guard rail, the train crossed the bridge at 9:45 pm. In this shot, it's on its way back t... (more)
In less than 24 hours, if the schedule holds, the first train will cross the new Sound Transit Tacoma bridge. The old 4 steel beam bridge across G street has been dismantled, along with the Milw... (more)
I believe this is the first Charger (Siemens SC44) to operate on a train on the West Coast. Here the 4611 destined for service with IDOT, pulls a test train with AMTK 467 on the tail end. It wi... (more)
The mid-day Sounder has the honor of being the last train (revenue) to cross the historic 80 year old Milwaukee S Curve trestle.
Locomotive is actually an EMD F59PH.
In a single l... (more)
It's 2am, and I've been standing in the rain for 45 minutes all setup waiting for the last freight train to cross the 80 year old Historic Milwuakee S Curve trestle. Even with really good intel, ... (more)
The new mid-day Sounder, crosses the historic Milwaukee S Curve trestle, on its way to Seattle. The days are getting short for the trestle now, with only a week or two to go before the bridge is i... (more)
It's a few minutes past sunset and pretty nice sunset at that! Showing up for the scene is this northbound BNSF grain train, rolling past the ferry dock in Steilacoom.
The future is under construction! We are looking at the Sound Transit Tacoma Dome Station and the second train of the evening is disgorging it's Tacoma based clientele, while under the bright lig... (more)
The new "Early" Sounder, train 1507, crosses G Street on the historic Milwaukee S Curve trestle, as it approaches the Tacoma Dome Station.
It won't be long now, before trains are us... (more)
Nevada Northern's #40 has been ferrying us around since 5 am, as it makes a stunning run-by under a fantastic winter sky.
Meet Tacoma Rail's newest locomotive. TMBL 2316, one of the first GP23ECO's. Built by Progress Rail just across the road in Tacoma. This is a "trade-in" for TR's GP20 2006. Sharing... (more)