Northwest Switchers.....

Kurt Moose May 18, 2017

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    Dunno, maybe they stop by the local McDonalds for a tank full before switching the yard!!
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    Just found this in my old pics AMTK 530, switching at King Street Station, Seattle. 023.JPG 017.JPG
     
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    Pretty much a switcher nowadays, BNSF 1550 chilling in Auburn Yard.
     
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    ....and three more that were sidelined in Interbay Yard awhile back.:(
     
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    Tacoma Rail MP15AC 1523 chillin' near the TR offices....
     
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    Stacy St. Yard, Seattle a few years back...:D
     
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    Switcher and brown boxcars, awesome!!(y)(y)(y) 008.JPG 006.JPG
     
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    Later that day in South Seattle, same SW1500 heading back NB to Stacy St. Yard.

    That single horn on the roof gives it a nice, old school "BLAT" sound to it!!:D
     
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    Old school EMD still rules at South Seattle!!
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    Resting between shifts at Stacy St. Yard...... 023.JPG
     
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    AMTK 530 kinda' looks outta' place at Interbay for servicing.....o_O
     
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    Old units at Stacy St. Yard. Ironically, that 1519 is about 30 years older than the 3422!!! It started life out as a GN FT-unit!! Rebuilt to a GP5 by the GN, then to it's last body design by BN.:eek:
     
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    "Freckles", former Washington Central RR 202, now BNSF's Interbay switcher, moving an NS loco in front of the ex-GN roundhouse.
     
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    And sadly, two retired switchers in the deadline at Interbay behind the roundhouse.....:(
     
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    It surprises me to realize how few photos of any Amtrak switchers, in and around Seattle, I have ever seen. I wonder why? Even I failed to catch them.
     
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    I had no idea this unit was still around!
     
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    When not in use, it's usually hiding in the coachyard, hard to see!
     
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    Found a couple of switchers up near the Humpyard. GN for both, odd that the "BNSF" has been painted over on them....2727 is on the hump lead. IMG_20181116_121857.jpg
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    Locomotives roam far and wide. I see that NS's Penn Central heritage unit (NS 1073) was in Tacoma last night serving BNSF.
     
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