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  1. SOU 5062 GP38-2

    SOU 5062 GP38-2

    Aside from a bit of rotating and cropping the pictures are just as the camera saw them, i.e. there's no sharpenning, brightness, contrast, color etc. work.
  2. Down the hill

    Down the hill

    On a Saturday in December, back in the late 1900s, the Mt. Hood RR Christmas Tree Train heads back to Hood River, Oregon.
  3. Northwest Grain 7-3-11

    Northwest Grain 7-3-11

    Just west of Wisram Washington, Mount Hood appears on the horizon. A perfect reminder of why railfanning in the northwest is so amazing.
  4. Runnin' Like I Like 'Em!

    Runnin' Like I Like 'Em!

    NS daily local turn A45 leaves out from Sylacauga, AL headed West on the NS P-Line. Todays train is running long hood forward with the NS 3294. Built in June of 1978, this SD40-2 is now 32 years old and still looks spectacular!
  5. A41 Waiting On The Meet

    A41 Waiting On The Meet

    The late afternoon January sun lights the nose of NS 3306 SD40-2 as NS Central of Georgia Local Train A41 waits on the NS P-Line's main line for a meet with the East bound NS 334.High hoods like this motor are a dying breed, soon to be gone for good. Shoot them while you can.
  6. Late Afternoon A41

    Late Afternoon A41

    The late afternoon January sun lights the nose of NS 3306 SD40-2 as NS Central of Georgia Local Train A41 waits on the NS P-Line's main line for a meet with the East bound NS 334. High hoods like this motor are a dying breed, soon to be gone for good. Shoot them while you can.
  7. Eastbound Autoracks through the Gorge

    Eastbound Autoracks through the Gorge

  8. The Power of the Mountain - June 2008 Photo Assignment

    The Power of the Mountain - June 2008 Photo Assignment

    Union Pacific SD90MAC #8275 is ready to pull a loaded grain train out of the siding in Portland, Oregon with Mt. Hood looming in the background on June 23, 2008.
  9. Winner - The Power of the Mountain

    Winner - The Power of the Mountain

    Union Pacific SD90MAC #8275 is ready to pull a loaded grain train out of the siding in Portland, Oregon with Mt. Hood looming in the background on June 23, 2008.
  10. Last minute checks..

    Last minute checks..

    Here is the crew doing their last minutes checks as the steamer is releasing steam in the usual spots near and in the cab. This was my 1st time actually chasing a steam train without the huge railfan crowds around.. What a noticable change.
  11. Waitin' her turn to shine..

    Waitin' her turn to shine..

    #18 is sitting just idling underneath an overpass in downtown Hood River while waiting for all the passengers to board before a 10am departure on a crisp and cool saturday morning..
  12. Steam Bridge..

    Steam Bridge..

    #18 is giving this bridge on the Mt. Hood Railroad a good dose of thick black oily smoke as it pushes the passenger train up towards its final destination of Odell, Ore.
  13. #18 across the Hood River 8-4-2007

    #18 across the Hood River 8-4-2007

    With two of my friends, we ended up chasing Fleming Locomotive Works #18 as it crosses the river on the Mt. Hood Railroad towards the station sign "Switchback". The steamer sounded awesome!!
  14. Alley cat

    Alley cat

    A relatively old ES44AC (#7/160 on the CPR) is running long-hood forward through the shops before being wyed. Note the giant hangar in the background - the IMS forklift is normally stored there. You can see the top of the forklift itself right next to the building! Later that day, he, CP...
  15. CP 3106 - Portage Geep

    CP 3106 - Portage Geep

    Portage la Prairie is one of the best places to railfan on the Prairies, as that's where the CN & CP mainlines meet, not to mention CP's & CN's Prarie North Lines. The town itself doesn't generate much traffic however, thus there's only one unit on duty - a GP38-2, ussually CP 3106...
  16. Westbound Empire Builder with Mt. Hood at sunrise.

    Westbound Empire Builder with Mt. Hood at sunrise.

    Here we have the Westbound Empire Builder (Train #27) with Mt. Hood at sunrise with a little traffic on the river.. This shot is just east of Bingen, Wash. in the Columbia River Gorge.
  17. UP 6936 headed west!!!

    UP 6936 headed west!!!

    Here, UP 6936 is just entering the east end of Hood River on 6-17-2006. Had a great chase west with this train.
  18. NS 7067 - GP50 - M.J. Scanlon

    NS 7067 - GP50 - M.J. Scanlon

    A pair of high hoods lead the Monday afternoon 391 train through the town of Rossville, Tennessee. NS 7067 approaches the east of of the Rossville siding along Railroad Street.
  19. Loading dock view

    Loading dock view

    This picture was taken from the loading platform. The train is a tourist train run by the Lewistown Chamber of Comerce; normaly it goes to Deton & back. This is a special "brunch with Santa" train which doesn't go all the way to Deton, it only goes about 3/4 of the way there...
  20. Competition

    Competition

    Railroads aren't the only thing that that runs through the gorge. Here is a tugboat pushing a barge down the Columbia with Mt. Hood in the background.



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