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    BNSF 4424 and the Amtrak Cascades 513

    On a beautiful May morning, BNSF 4424, a GE C44-9W built in 1999, shunts grain cars into the Louis Dreyfus Grain Terminal in Seattle. A friendly wave by the engineer is always appreciated! Soon after, Amtrak 513, the Cascades, diverges onto main 1 and passes BNSF 5993 waiting for the green at...
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    Return of the Rocky Mountaineer!

    Spring in Seattle means the return of cruise ships and the Rocky Mountaineer! On a beautiful Saturday, May 20, 2017, the first of several Rocky Mountaineer trains arrives in Seattle. https://youtu.be/DpqPgwHmZ0Y
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    CN Oil Train at the North Portal, Seattle

    On it's way to the refinery in Tacoma, a CN oil train moves through the North Portal, Seattle. https://youtu.be/cjws0_oJpYg
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    Amtrak 156 Pulls the Empire Builder Through Seattle's North Portal

    I caught AMTK 156 at Seattle's North Portal this morning, pulling the Empire Builder. https://youtu.be/8Nf6rsGsgMM
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    GE Tier 4 Demonstrator in Seattle

    https://youtu.be/sGWGNwcRFOs
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    Train Traffic Congestion at the Seattle North Portal

    January 27, 2017, and there was lots of traffic at Seattle's North Portal during the evening rush hour! https://youtu.be/JRAW0HWVz0k
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    Seattle North Portal Trains, January 21, 2017

    https://youtu.be/gxvLSklYOuA Trains along Seattle's North Portal, recently.
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    New Year's Eve 2017 in Seattle!

    https://youtu.be/wAOkEiVb-Hs December 31, 2016, New Year's Eve, and it's 34 degrees outside. Down to the waterfront I go intending to catch the Empire Builder and the Cascades 513. These aren't very interesting, but I was fortunate enough to catch a stack train. I have an amazing view of...
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    A Pair and Four ACe's in Washington State.

    Here's a pair of coal trains with one being led by three SD70 ACe's. The other ACe is DPU on the other train. https://youtu.be/KqjfDv5N65E
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    BNSF 4270 and BNSF 8432, North Portal, Seattle

    A cold and rainy November day along the Seattle waterfront yields two interesting trains. First is BNSF 4270, an old GB B23-7 originally built for the AT&SF, leads a short manifest train through the North Portal. It appears to be recently repainted in BNSF colors. Also interesting in this...
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    That Beautiful Moment when the Crew Says Something About You!

    Shooting along the Seattle waterfront, I heard the crew of the Garbage Train comment on the guy with the 'Big 'ol Fancy Camera' which made my day! https://youtu.be/ekB-t2sgkag
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    Unit Trains Along the Seattle Waterfront

    Unit trains are a popular method of shipping commodities. Here are three along the Seattle waterfront. https://youtu.be/qXDCawnzUjE
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    Five Dash 9's on Intermodal Train in Seattle!

    How often do you see five Dash 9's on the same train? https://youtu.be/5gqpOVpi7WA
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    Rocky Mountaineer Arriving and Departing Seattle

    If it's summer, it means a visit by the Rocky Mountaineer! Here are a couple catches as it arrives and departs Seattle. https://youtu.be/wU7TESduYz4



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