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  1. 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.
  2. Mount Rainer

    Mount Rainer

    A south-bound BNSF Garbage train makes its way over Bridge 14 on the Seattle Subdivision. View full size, it looks much better.
  3. Weyerhaeuser over the Toutle River bridge

    Weyerhaeuser over the Toutle River bridge

    Seen here is the Weyerhaeuser extra passing over the south fork of the Toutle River on the new bridge over the river.. In May of 1980, Mt. St. Helens blew it's top and sent a massive rage of water and debris down this exact spot of the river where I stand taking this picture of the...
  4. 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.
  5. Continental Divide- East side

    Continental Divide- East side

    A sign approx. 500 ft. from the west tunnel portal denotes the continental divide for WB trains (and on-lookers).
  6. Montana Rail Link

    Montana Rail Link

    Still waiting for something to come my way at Blossberg, I decide to take a picture of MRL's logo on one of their signal boxes at Blossberg
  7. Continental Divide - west side

    Continental Divide - west side

    A sign denoting the continental divide to EB trains (and on-lookers) at the crest of Mullan Pass reads "CONTINENTAL DIVIDE elevation 5,548 ft. above sealevel", & can be seen abt. 500 ft. west of Mullan Tunnel's west portal
  8. 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.
  9. Amtrak and the Mountian

    Amtrak and the Mountian

    Too bad this one was going North!
  10. Workshop Cat

    Workshop Cat

    Jason Hill (KD7TQN) plays with the workshop cat at the Mt. Rainer Scenic Railroad workshop.
  11. 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.
  12. 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..
  13. 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.
  14. #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!!
  15. Homestake Pass

    Homestake Pass

    A picture of a trestle on the west side of Homestake Pass, which crosses the continental divide just east of Butte, Mt. The tracks on Homestake Pass are owned by BNSF & are currently inactive, although Montana Rail Link is looking into reopening the pass to relieve congestion on Mullan...
  16. Westbound Amtrak #27 Highballing through Mt. Pleasant, Wash.

    Westbound Amtrak #27 Highballing through Mt. Pleasant, Wash.

    Amtrak #27 is highballing through Mt. Pleasant, Wash. towards it's final destination of Portland, Ore. (This is the 1st time for me shooting at this location.)
  17. 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.
  18. Steaming up the Grade

    Steaming up the Grade

    Mt. Washington Cog Railway, New Hampshire
  19. Beginning the Climb

    Beginning the Climb

    Mt. Washington Cog Railway, Mt. Washington,New Hampshire
  20. Starting up the Mountain

    Starting up the Mountain

    The Mt. Washington Cog Railway in New Hampshire.



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