Thursday, July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014: Martin in the Morning



Wrong engines for the railroad...GN on NP rails.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

July 29, 2014; Getting to be That Time of Year

Combining wheat, Skagit Valley, Washington

Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014; What Varnish is Supposed to Look Like

Looking good, the BN Executive F-units run a special along Chuckanut Drive.  In the foreground are the remains of the old interurban line known as the "railroad the went to sea."

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 27, 2014; On the Way to the Nude Beach

A northbound freight negotiates the twists and turns along Chuckanut Drive, not far from the infamous "Teddy Bear Cove."

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 26, 2014; Highball Bow!

A summer evening has a northbound hustling past an awaiting southbound at Bow, WA.

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014: Soutbound at Blanchard

Before the days to rebuilds, a true Geep 35 leads a southbound freight at Blanchard, WA.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014; Best Friend

Best friends don't have to be pretty.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014; Flying Up Cathcart Hill

Having been dropped off the mainline at Snohomish, a Boeing fuselage makes the final leg of it's journey to Renton via the Woodinville line up Cathcart Hill.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014; The First DPU's

Radio controlled "slave" unit 6923 works in tandem with a Colorado and Southern SD 45 on an eastbound freight crossing Stevens Pass.

Monday, July 21, 2014

July 21, 2014; Second of Two

The second of two westbounds passes a mid-train helper set at Scenic.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

July 20, 2014; Talking Milk Prices

Local dairy fieldman talks prices with a farmer.

July 19, 2014: The Sickle Bar

Field mouse toe nail clipper.

July 18, 2014; Salt by the Block

Unloading 50# blocks of iodized salt.

July 17, 2014; Holding Down the Pick-up

Solving the world's problems while keeping the pick-up from jumping off the road.

July 16, 2014; Farmer Fix

Struggling to get the electric fencer to work.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July 15, 2014; True Colors

MRL SD 45 7555 shows her true heritage under the full moon at Blossburg, Montana.

Monday, July 14, 2014

July 14, 2014; Morning in "Sweden."

A westbound freight emerges from the "Swede" Tunnel on Stevens Pass.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

July 13, 2014; Casting a Long Shadow

Shadow of a locomotive parked at Bellingham, Washington.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

July 12, 2014; Never to be Repeated

A young me milking in my grandpa's barn.

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 11, 2014; Game of Catch

A long wait in the siding at Skykomish gives the crew of an eastbound freight the opportunity to toss the old pig skin.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014; Pulling Out of Berne

After a meet with an eastbound, westbound Sealand stacks pull out of the siding a Berne, WA on Stevens Pass.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July 9. 2014; Rolling Hello Wave

The engineer of an eastbound freight gives a quick wave to the crew of a westbound helper shoving through Austin,Montana.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

July 8. 3014; Watching For Their Next Meal

Cows eat the silage in front of them while out in the field the next batch is being chopped.

Monday, July 7, 2014

July 7. 2014; Adding Horses

An interesting SD 40-2/GP9 combo are being added to an eastbound train at Skykomish for the climb up Stevens Pass.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July 6, 2014: Livingston Nights

Livingston Yard, Livingston, Montana.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 5, 2104: Austin, Montana

While one helper sets waits, another drops downgrade.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 3, 1863: Pickett's Charge

Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014: Where Heroes Were Made

Little Round Top, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  On this spot on July 2, 1863, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and the 20th Maine became heroes.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014: Morning Fog

A westbound train emerges from a fog layer along the Clark Fork River in Montana.