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  1. BNSF #8724 at D St. in Tacoma, Washington

    BNSF #8724 at D St. in Tacoma, Washington

    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..
  2. Whoops!

    Whoops!

    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.
  3. 2100 on the ground

    2100 on the ground

    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
  4. Sounder #1505 approaching Tacoma - March 2008 Photo Assignment

    Sounder #1505 approaching Tacoma - March 2008 Photo Assignment

    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...
  5. Bridges n' Stacks

    Bridges n' Stacks

    The now built second Tacoma Narrows Bridge is in the background, while a BNSF intermodal train heads south.
  6. Reflections in the Window

    Reflections in the Window

    Artsy-fartsy! :D
  7. Link and the Skyline

    Link and the Skyline

    The Link Light Rail is descending down the hill, making good time to the Union Station.
  8. All Red at East "D" Street

    All Red at East "D" Street

    Not really a tele-smash at 135mm, but the depth of field is extremely shallow.
  9. Potato!

    Potato!

    Some funny editing an employee did to a newly installed section of track in the Tacoma Yard.
  10. Standing Out

    Standing Out

    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.
  11. SD60MAC in Tacoma.

    SD60MAC in Tacoma.

    Ex BN 9501 is in Tacoma Yard awaiting its forwarding to CEECO. Also coupled to it are a pair of Alaska Railroad geeps.
  12. Who needs F59s anyways

    Who needs F59s anyways

    Despite EMDs F59PHIs being the main power for Amtraks Cascade service. Today the meet between trains 506 and 507 have GE products powering them today. Shot near McCarver Street in Tacoma WA
  13. Three pack of Oakways

    Three pack of Oakways

    Three Oakway SD60s on a manifest northbound through Tacoma Washington
  14. Take that hill, soldier!

    Take that hill, soldier!

    Former Reading #2100 versus Tacoma Hill, on the old MLW Pacific Coast extension.
  15. Runby!

    Runby!

    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!
  16. The Olympian has arrived?

    The Olympian has arrived?

    Former Reading #2100 pulling across the famous trestle at Tacoma, WA on the old MLW Pacific Coast extension.
  17. How many tracks?

    How many tracks?

    BNSF former SF GP-30 at Tacoma Rail's tideflats yard, Tacoma, WA
  18. Tideflats

    Tideflats

    Former AT&SF GP-30 running through the tideflats yard in Tacoma, WA
  19. MRL GP35's headed west on the PASTAC at St. Cloud Rd.

    MRL GP35's headed west on the PASTAC at St. Cloud Rd.

    MRL #404 is the 3rd of the 3 GP35's on the M-PASTAC-1-11A. The PASTAC had an EMD SD60 #9029 along with FURX #7249 as the second unit. The MRL GP35's were dead in tow.
  20. MRL GP35's headed west on the PASTAC at St. Cloud Rd.

    MRL GP35's headed west on the PASTAC at St. Cloud Rd.

    MRL #405 is the 2nd of the 3 GP35's on the M-PASTAC-1-11A. The PASTAC had an EMD SD60 #9029 along with FURX #7249 as the second unit. The MRL GP35's were dead in tow.



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