May 18, 2017
Dunno, maybe they stop by the local McDonalds for a tank full before switching the yard!!
Just found this in my old pics AMTK 530, switching at King Street Station, Seattle.
Pretty much a switcher nowadays, BNSF 1550 chilling in Auburn Yard.
....and three more that were sidelined in Interbay Yard awhile back.
Tacoma Rail MP15AC 1523 chillin' near the TR offices....
Stacy St. Yard, Seattle a few years back...
Switcher and brown boxcars, awesome!!
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!!
Old school EMD still rules at South Seattle!!
Resting between shifts at Stacy St. Yard......
AMTK 530 kinda' looks outta' place at Interbay for servicing.....
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.
"Freckles", former Washington Central RR 202, now BNSF's Interbay switcher, moving an NS loco in front of the ex-GN roundhouse.
And sadly, two retired switchers in the deadline at Interbay behind the roundhouse.....
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.
In a previous lifetime, Amtrak 530 was P&LE 1585: http://www.rr-fallenflags.org/ple/ple1585n.jpg
According to these various photos, up until about ten years ago the 530 worked primarily on the NEC:
I had no idea this unit was still around!
When not in use, it's usually hiding in the coachyard, hard to see!
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.
Locomotives roam far and wide. I see that NS's Penn Central heritage unit (NS 1073) was in Tacoma last night serving BNSF.