Former Santa Fe GP60 is leading an autorack train south on the Seattle Subdivision from "D" St. crossing.. Now, "D" St. has been converted from a crossing to an overpass.. Interesting to have a standard cab and wide cab GP60 as sole power..
Southbound Tacoma to Pasco derailed about 7 cars, but only on one side. I'm amazed how the rail stood up to the tremendous pressure applied by the flange on the other rail. This happened at approximately 3:15pm on March 30th, 2008. The train stopped just under the Narrows Bridge.
While preparing to ship 2100 off to eastern Washington for its uncertain future it went for a little run around the Port of Tacoma. They derailed on this curve near Tote down on the tideflats. After spending hours rerailing the loco they derailed it about 500 yards later on another sharp curve
On Tuesday, March 4th, my employer sent me down to the Tacoma, Washington area to take photos for marketing purposes, which provided me with my first opportunity to photograph typical Sounder commuter rail operations. As sunset neared, the clouds which had been lingering around the area all...
This train is south bound on track #2 in Tacoma, WA. The train was cut from the photograph. The remaining background was converted to black and white and then solarized. The trains image was reinserted into the scene. The photo was taken on 1 Feb 08.
Former Reading #2100 blasts through Frederickson, WA on a runby for the now-defunct "Golden Pacific Railroad" excursions out of Tacoma. I rode this train twice as a paying customer, and I loved every minute of it!
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