Spring of 2013 finds Scoular Grain SW13 #1309 working their Silver Bow, Montana, elevator:
A little earlier, that same day Port Of Montana GP38-2 #3641, was busily switching, also in Silver Bow, Montana:
A sunny late 2009 summer day,
Fort Missoula, Montana.
Willamette Shay #7, of movie "Timberjack" fame:
Tacoma Export Marketing Company SW1200 #219 is out of service. Baking
in August, 2008 sun,
she is shoved into a spur just east of their elevators at Tacoma,
Summer of 2008, Great Northern Railway Ballast Regulator #24534. Northwest Railway Museum, Snoqualmie, Washington:
Bridge 4 in Ballard (Seattle), Washington. Built by the Great Northern Railway, now BNSF Railway.
Located at the western end of the Lake Washington Ship Canal, between Shilshole Bay and the Hiram Chittenden Locks.
I can recall when the counterweight, north end, once sported a beautifully painted GN "Rocky" logo. Summer of 2008. Those black specks are circling sea gulls:
CSX SD40 #8317 in the summer of 2007.
A quick grab before this train disappeared into the Whitefish, Montana,
Poor for photography, it is a cold, dark, rainy winter day in 1989.
A special train was operated as a part of the Washington State
En route to festivities in Wenatchee, here is Extra SP4449 East passing
through Monroe, Washington:
In 1981, I accompanied my grandfather, (a native of Washington State's
on a quick trip back to visit his roots. Even though that Spring day
was gray and cool,
it was all wonderful. One very important stop, this is Last Spur Park
The large sized donkey shown below was used for yarding:
My grandfather silently views an old friend. Many memories...
He got his start with Polson Brothers bucking and splitting wood for
locomotives and donkeys.
Then worked up to where he even did some time firing aboard this lokey.
Originally a wood burner as Polson Brothers Logging #45, then later