Trains of Edmonds, Washington

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Bill Anderson

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I cannot pass up opportunities to photograph older units. Monday (3-11-19) I caught three of them leading a northbound (tt/east) freight past MP 18 and Sunset Ave.


136 = GP60M-3


1406 = SD60 Triclops


279 = SD75M



Bill Anderson

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Saturday afternoon (3-16-2019) my son and I took a break from watching basketball's March Madness to go down and see Marsh March Madness. While we were there my son photographed two southbound (tt/west) freights.

I don't know what the formula for the use of rear DPU's, as neither train had them.

Five units up front, none are on the rear.


Still looking for BNSF 9999.



The second train had a lot of heavy lumber cars from Canada, but no rear DPU's.

I noticed the Rocky Mountaineer is back on it's Saturday run from Vancouver BC to Seattle. Last Saturday it had an Amtrak unit on the point. Has anyone been watching it come through Edmonds or Everett? If so, any estimates of times it passes through either location north or southbound? Does it take the route past the (new) Everett station/Delta Yard or through bayside yard?

Thanks in advance for any information.

Bill Anderson

Well-Known Member
I have not been down to the tracks recently, so I cannot help you. Look for the time of the Seattle departure on their website and add 30 minutes for a guesstimate as to when it will pass through Edmonds on its way back to Vancouver.
Health issues have kept me from leaving the house this spring and for much of the summer. Wednesday afternoon (7-17-19) my son and I finally made it down to the marsh to photograph birds and passing trains.

Chicago bound Empire Builder (Amtrak #8).



Southbound (tt/west) local. Note the trio of bright shiny Geeps and the four Boeing bunker cars.


I still can't hold the camera level like my son can.



From the Diesel Shop:

2018: GP38-2

2076: GP38AC

2768: GP39-2/3.
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Likewise, missed your regular postings of Edmonds and train traffic. I'm wondering where those super-sized Boeing boxes are headed. They look outsized for the loading gauge and must have travel restrictions. Perhaps they can make it as far as Renton and the Boeing 737 assembly plant there? is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to