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  1. Twilight on the Foss River Bridge

    Twilight on the Foss River Bridge

    The approaching roar of the GE's on the point of this EB stack train was quite a prelude to the light show captured while the train crossed the snbow covered Foss River bridge.
  2. Climbing The Blues

    Climbing The Blues

    A UP manifest train climbs through freshly fallen snow in Oregon's Blue Mountains between Motanic and Nordeen. The 6 new inches of snow overnight did nothing to deter normal railroad operations.
  3. Super Fruit

    Super Fruit

    One of the few Z trains to assault Oregon's Blue Mountains is the Z-SKWAP (and WASK) better known as the "Super Fruit". This train is designated to haul fruit products from a facility near Wallula, WA to the Midwest and is made up entirely of refrigerator cars. Here the empty refers...
  4. Almost There

    Almost There

    A variety of power has been used over the years in Oregon's Blue Mountains. Heavy grain trains, such as this GS-BRSE, used to be split in two and assigned 2 SD40-2s on either end. Today's operations see full grain trains with 3 4,000 horsepower units on the point and 4 more 3/4 of the way...
  5. 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.
  6. 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..
  7. 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.
  8. #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!!
  9. SCBTR 2600

    SCBTR 2600

    Santa Cruz Big Trees & Pacific Railway CF7 2600 sits in Santa Cruz
  10. Ice Storm

    Ice Storm

    After an ice storm, I searched out the opportunities around the Derry Road crossing in Hershey, PA and was treated to this setting.



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