Thursday, April 22, 2021

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

BN Mansfield Turn Near McCue

Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

Blair says:

"A pair of former Northern Pacific GP9's sand their way up the 2% grade through Slack Canyon, emerging from a tunnel above Douglas Creek on the ex-Great Northern branch to Mansfield, Washington, on August 1, 1983, a string of otherwise-obsolete 40-foot boxcars trailing bound for grain loading on the Columbia plateau above."


Saturday, April 17, 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Milwaukee Power At Othello

Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

Blair says:

"Just as their Box Cab predecessors did just a decade before, a pair of SD40-2s idle at the roundhouse on the Milwaukee Road at Othello, Washington, in August 1978.
The railroad, in later years especially, was always tight on power, so most eastbound trains into Othello would cut locomotives for the lighter grades of "The Gap" across Eastern Washington, adding more power either at Saint Maries, Idaho, for the climb across the Bitterroot Mountains or cutting in helpers at Avery. Westbound trains would add those locomotives for the Transcontinental's toughest grade across the Saddle Mountains, just to the west of Othello.
These two locomotive were likely left by that afternoon's train #200, and will go back west to Tacoma on #201."


Monday, April 12, 2021

BN Malaga Area View

Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

Blair says:

"TEENAGE-ADVENTURE: A couple days after meeting the memorable Michael "Mad Dog" Sawyer at UP Junction in Tacoma, the two of us made the first of many rail photo trips together, over to Wenatchee in July 1978. We were just out of high school. Here's train #74 eastbound east of Malaga with an old GE U33C up front. But the REAL adventure came later. . ."


 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

2015 CBRW At Frischknecht

Photo by Jonathan Fischer.

February 13, 2015.

Jonathan says:

" Columbia Basin Railroad 2294 crosses Buehler Road near Frischknecht, Washington with a northbound freight for Warden on the afternoon of February 13, 2015. Moving dead in tow is CBRY 652, formerly of the MRL. It was delivered to CBRY by BNSF at Connell earlier in the afternoon."


 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Vintage 1948 GN Views

Courtesy of Pete Kruml.

Between Malaga and the bridge at Rock Island.



Looking railroad east at the Wenatchee depot.



Train stopped at the Wenatchee depot.