Dec 28, 2007
Looks like typical PNW weather....
Wow, has a Pumpkin front door!
And a Pumpkin A/C unit. It must identify as a Pumpkin?
All those things fit well enough. It's obviously not completely out of its gourd.
Got some quick shots of this NB BNSF intermodal in Kent today, sitting at the crossing-gates started coming down, no way I was gonna gun it!
You can barely make out the original Northern Pacific station in my town, last one left on the whole line.
Haven't seen too many SD40-2 in revenue service lately, so this was a nice catch!
Glad both locos were in the "H1" paint scheme, my fav!
Heading south from Kent, I am trying to recall... The next still standing depot is at Centralia? Then at Chehalis? I hope that someone will work to save Kent from eventual destruction!
Yup, exactly-but Steilacoom is still standing for now. With the exception of the Northern Pacific Union Station in Tacoma, which is off from the rails now, which is now the museum.
Ah. I forgot about Steilacoom. After the earthquake damage to it, there were threats of it being demolished, so I am surprised it is still standing. I last stopped there in 2008 or 2010. Can't recall which....
Atleast I think it's still standing, last I heard.
The most current Google Earth shows it still there. So, I would hope....
Hooray -- today is a historic day, as I finally got a picture of a BNSF unit leading a train this afternoon. Here's the 3702 in command of NS 15R north of Blythewood, SC.
We've been getting alot of NS up here in the NW too, and occasionally one on the head-end!
I have the ever-decreasing hope of also seeing a KCS unit, a quarry that is mighty rare along the Atlantic seaboard. Maybe someday, assuming CP is slow to repaint them .......
Beautiful shot and congrats on finally getting one as a leader!
I have not heard any news in a while- Have the bureaucrats finally approved that acquisition?
I'd assumed so, but I just checked and it seems not yet. Congressmen and women, the Dept. of Justice and various state lawmakers are piling on in opposition. Neither has the STB approved yet.
Shuttle loader loop with a resting grainer near Niles, ND on the Devils Lake Sub, about 20 miles west of its namesake:
Delivered in 1963 as ATSF 1245, GP-30 BNSF 2445 at Surprise AZ, 11/12/2002. She works for the Reading, Blue Mountain & Northern today as their 2532.