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  1. Cloudy Weather

    Cloudy Weather

    BNSF 4422 prepares to head into the 7.8 mile long Cascade Tunnel at Berne.
  2. Fall in the Mountains

    Fall in the Mountains

    A westbound stack comes up the grade to the east portal of the Cascade Tunnel.
  3. Nose up the hill

    Nose up the hill

    Grinding and winding its way up the hill to the east portal of the Cascade tunnel.(Berne Wa.)5/7/2007
  4. Eastbound at West Berne

    Eastbound at West Berne

    BNSF 4677 leads an Eastbound Stack Train out of the Cascade Tunnel at West Berne WA headed for a crew change at Wenatchee.
  5. When They Were New

    When They Were New

    My friend Chris had to add the 963 to his consist at Wenatchee so he had to put it on the point. A quick call to me resulted in a chase from Leavenworth to Startup. Here is train 27 climbing the grade at Berne. It's a good thing Chris had some extra power as the 963 stopped loading about half...
  6. Railfan


    A railfan watches as BNSF-4776 west disappears into the Cascade tunnel at Berne Washington October 13, 2003
  7. 982 West

    982 West

    BNSF Westbound stopped on the 2.2% grade at Berne in Stevens Pass Washington waiting for a meet with an eastbound. Notice the sand deposits on the sideing track. This is an indication of the difficulty starting heavy trains on mountain grades. 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.