Why does it seem as though clouds always follow me around
when I try to chase the UP?
It's a muggy, post-thunderstorm afternoon during 2008 in Seattle,
SD70M #3812 and SD90MAC #8556 idle at an intermodal yard just south of
The following are some scans of my slides. Sadly, I
only have a very poor quality scanner at this point.
Some day, with a better
This engine was possibly recently working on the Spokane International Railroad.
Note black numerals on the cab side. Does this indicate SIRR assignment?
The caboose is SIRR, in big red letters, below the cupola.
GP38-2 #2036 is starting this chilly Fall of 1981 morning in Kellogg, Idaho:
Still at Kellogg, here is closer view of the caboose seen above.
Spokane International Railroad #C20:
This U28B is quite some distance away from days on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad.
Nearby to the scrap yard on a spring day in 1983, #517 rests in Tacoma, Washington:
Note: As too commonly misindentified, this scrap yard was NOT Joseph Simon & Sons,
which was located on the west bank of the Puyallup River. This is much further east.
Note the background scenery. Those trees and the bluff were nowhere near Simon & Sons.
The old Western Farmers Association site was on the west bank of the Hylebos Waterway.
Address for that elevator was 1801 Taylor Way. So, what scrapper was just north of WFA?
Answer: Big 'D' Salvage, at 1503 Taylor Way.
Very late summer of 1980, SW9 #1835 is idling in the yard at The Dalles, Oregon: