Trains of Edmonds, Washington

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Bill Anderson

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Sunday's (10-07-18) Chicago bound Empire Builder had the usual engine and car set.

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Hot on the tail of the Builder was a six car Sounder Special full of disappointed Seahawks fans following the Hawks loss to the Rams.

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Bill Anderson

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Monday afternoon (10-8-18) a southbound (tt/west) with two 700 series BNSF War Bonnets went past the marsh.

773 was on the head end.

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718 brought up the rear.

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Bill Anderson

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A northbound local on the Bellingham Sub was leaving Conway, WA. after switching the grain elevator there. Taken from my pickup during a bird photography trip Thursday (10-11-18) because I wanted to get shots of the remaining units still in Cascade green. I wish I could have gotten a photo of the front as the nose and number board were white.

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Bill Anderson

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Back home Friday afternoon (10-12-18) from Sunset Ave. A southbound (tt/west) local with two Boeing bunker cars waits at MP for two Everet bound Sounders.

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5:00pm Sounder running late

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5:30pm Sounder close to being on time. The Chicago bound Empire Builder (Amtrak #8), which should have topped in town between these two Sounders, was a no show.

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Bill Anderson

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A southbound (tt/west) freight with an interesting array of power passed the marsh Sunday afternoon (10-14-18) as my son and I were out photographing birds.

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I especially liked the 2819. Although stenciling on the side sill identifies it as a GP39-2, it retains the full, distinctive roof line of its GP30 origins.
The GP30 model was introduced in 1961. It is nice to see some, even though they may be rebuilds, still in mainline service on a class I railroad.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EMD_GP30

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Bill Anderson

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Tuesday morning (10-16-18) Vancouver, BC-Seattle Cascades.

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A northbound (tt/east) freight had an interesting mix of older power.

563: B40-8W
330: GP60B
2669: GP39-3
3026: GP40E

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Bill Anderson

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While Friday afternoon (10-19-18) was sunny and clear at my house (400 ft. elevation), Puget Sound remained fogged in all day long.

The 5:00pm Seattle-Everett Sounder emerges from the fog as it passes by the marsh.

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Bill Anderson

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I love fog...Thanks Bill
Then you would love being here for the past week. I just heard on the radio that a fog advisory for the morning commute is in effect until 11:00am.

I am getting a little frustrated as the fog is keeping me from walking around our small downtown and taking photos of the autumn leaves. They are especially colorful this year as we have not yet had any big rain or wind storms to knock them off the trees.
 
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Bill Anderson

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My son took these photos of a northbound (tt/east) oil tanker passing the marsh Tuesday afternoon (10-23-18).

CREX 1414 was up front...


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and CREX 1416 was at the rear.


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Bill Anderson

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My son took these shots of a southbound (tt/west) passing the marsh Friday afternoon (10-26-18) using my 1Dx + 100-400L II telephoto zoom after I adjusted the settings for him. I think his photos are getting very good.

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Bill Anderson

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Monday afternoon (10-29-18) my son and I went to Brackett's Landing North. Last summer I bought a used Canon 2x series II tekeconverter and wanted to try it out in conjunction with my 500L telephoto lens and 7DII. The 7DII has a crop frame sensor which gives the package the equivalent of a 1600mm focal length. My son used the 1Dx + 100-400L II telephoto zoom for "closeups."

Lots of maintenance work has been going on in the area.

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A coal train bound for Canada passed by after the MoW equipment cleared.

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A southbound (tt/west) was approaching from across Brown's Bay.

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Rear DPU of the coal train.

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Bill Anderson

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A two train shot with the southbound + head end power of the coal train.

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Rear DPU of the coal train.
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Head of the southbound.
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Due to some MoW work being done in the vicinity of the Main St. crossing, the southbound sat at MP 18. On its tail were a garbage train...
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and a tank train.

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I did not stick around to see how the drama unfolded as I got stung or bitten by something small that hurt like ****. I figured I should go home in case I started to go into shock. Over eight hours later my finger still hurts and is slightly swollen.
 

Bill Anderson

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Some shots from Tuesday (10-30-18). The trees in the marina are providing an autumn background for my photos taken at the marsh.

The morning Vancouver, BC-Seattle Cascades.

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