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  1. 9-10 All-Stars and 4449

    9-10 All-Stars and 4449

    The eastbound steam special to Wishram on BNSF passes a Little League practice in Washougal, Washington.
  2. Morning At North Dalles

    Morning At North Dalles

    An Empty BNSF grain train heads east through North Dalles with Mount Hood in the Background.
  3. SP&S Turntable, Portland OR

    SP&S Turntable, Portland OR

    BN GP9 1782 sits quietly on a track that once had been enclosed within the SP&S roundhouse in Portland Oregon. Date is circa 1986. Print scan
  4. SP&S #870

    SP&S #870

  5. BNSF GE smokin' it up!!!!

    BNSF GE smokin' it up!!!!

    BNSF #4915 accelerates just west of Stevenson siding after meeting an eastbound.. This was a rare day that the sun was out and the trains were actually moving on the BNSF Fallbridge Subdivision.. To show on a nice spring day, snow is still in the hills in the background of the 4915 on the...
  6. SP&S 71 at Eugene, Oregon

    SP&S 71 at Eugene, Oregon

    SP&S ALCO RS3 #71 rests at Eugene, Oregon on the Oregon Electric in July 1961.Photo by James Estes, Brian R. Sopke Collection.
  7. SP&S 700 Santa Train

    SP&S 700 Santa Train

    The SP&S 700 (4-8-4) pulling up to the BNSF Christmas Party in Vancouver, WA today. Lots of happy children and families were present, as were a lot of happy (and very cold) railfans! I was so choked up by the 700's impressive approach (the crew really put on a GREAT show) that words...
  8. Old Warrior

    Old Warrior

    Alco C-636 Born as SP&S 330 in December 1967. It was renumbered in the BN merger as 4360. Purchased in the declining years of Alco production the 3600 HP unit was not a popular item with BN's mechanical department & was retired in Nov. 1980. Railfans loved them & it was a sad day...
  9. SP&S 700 in Vancouver

    SP&S 700 in Vancouver

    Christmas Steam in Vancouver, edited in Photomatix/High Dynamic Range processing.
  10. At Rest, Spokane, Portland and Seattle #700

    At Rest, Spokane, Portland and Seattle #700

    Back in 1982 in Oaks Park near Portland, OR, SP&S E1 #700 was about eight years away from a new life as an excursion locomotive. Its former stablemate, SP "Daylight" #4449, escaped the Park in 1974.
  11. SP&S #700

    SP&S #700

    Spokane Portland & Seattle #700 heading back to Brooklyn Yard from an afternoon at BNSF's Vancouver Yard delivering Santa Claus to the families from the Vancouver Terminal pool of employees. #700 is just south of the Vancouver Center crossovers and about to enter the BNSF Columbia...
  12. Home at Cape Horn

    Home at Cape Horn

    Spokane, Portland & Seattle 4-8-4 No.700 is on home rails as it emerges from the Cape Horn Tunnel in the Columbia River Gorge on BNSF rails. SP 4-8-4 No.4449 is also on this train, run for the 2005 NRHS Convention.
  13. Daylight at St. Cloud

    Daylight at St. Cloud

    The Western Star makes the curve at St. Cloud just west of Skamania, WA.
  14. Doubleheader West

    Doubleheader West

    Daylight-painted 4449 leads the NRHS Western Star across the Drano Lake causeway, returning to Portland.
  15. Down and Out of Town

    Down and Out of Town

    SP&S 700 leads the NRHS Western Star out of Vancouver, about to pass under the I-205 Glenn Jackson Bridge.
  16. SP&S #700 Avery, WA

    SP&S #700 Avery, WA

    SP&S #700 and SP #4449 lead the NRHS "Western Star" excursion through Avery, WA enroute to Wishram.
  17. A Lady in the Trees

    A Lady in the Trees

    Near Lake Oswego I was treated to a nice display of smoke from the 700.
  18. Steam in the Valley

    Steam in the Valley

    SP&S 700 pulls her tender and caboose across an agricultural field south of Donald.
  19. Steam Through Salem

    Steam Through Salem

    SP&S #700 chugs down Front Street in Salem.
  20. 700 in Roundhouse

    700 in Roundhouse

    SP&S 700 Parked in Portlands Brooklyn Roundhouse



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