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By:Stephen Fuchs
Dates:3/24/2010 - 4/3/2010
Album Info:Mark Herren and I took off one morning. Starting at Pasco, we ended up in Ellensburg. The Yakima River Canyon is beautiful! A few pictures are from a week later.
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Loaded Coal Trains Wait in the Early Morning Light
Title:  Loaded Coal Trains Wait in the Early Morning Light
Description:  Our day started in Pasco's Grain yard were loaded Coal Trains are held before proceeding West again. From here they will back into the Pasco West yard, reverse direction to cross the Columbia River and Head West to Portland.
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 4:55:29 PM
Location:  Pasco, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5738(ES44AC) BNSF 5808(ES44AC) BNSF 5833(ES44AC) BNSF 8957(SD70MAC)
Views:  434   Comments: 2
Crossing the Big River
Title:  Crossing the Big River
Description:  The radio started to crackle while at the Grain yard so we hustled down to the river to catch this Manifest just entering Pasco. The sun is just rising and it is going to be a good day!
Photo Date:  4/3/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 5:06:23 PM
Location:  Pasco, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 717(C44-9W) BNSF 5374(C44-9W) BNSF 4390(C44-9W)
Views:  266   Comments: 1
BNSF 2925 Switches the Richland Local
Title:  BNSF 2925 Switches the Richland Local
Description:  This engine was working with 2728
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 4:51:10 PM
Location:  Richland, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Roster,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 2925(GP39E)
Views:  191   Comments: 0
BNSF 2728 Switches the Richland Local
Title:  BNSF 2728 Switches the Richland Local
Description:  Mark wanted to show me Tri-Cities Railway and on the way BNSF was doing some switching
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 4:47:01 PM
Location:  Richland, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  BNSF 2728(GP39-2)
Views:  205   Comments: 0
TCRY.s MP15 AC sits Quietly At Their Shops in Richland
Title:  TCRY.s MP15 AC sits Quietly At Their Shops in Richland
Description:  This engine must be the poster child for the Horn and Light Package people!
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:00:20 PM
Location:  Richland, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TCRY 16(MP15AC)
Views:  173   Comments: 0
Freshly Painted 31 sits at TCRY Richland Shops
Title:  Freshly Painted 31 sits at TCRY Richland Shops
Description:  You could almost smell the paint. An employee came and fired her up, there was visibly very little exhaust
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:04:07 PM
Location:  Richland, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TCRY 31(SD40-2)
Views:  207   Comments: 1
TCRY 25
Title:  TCRY 25
Description:  25 is special to me in that as a boy of 10, I sat next to the tracks often. Colorado and Southern's 832, now TCRY 25, passed my way on occation. I never imagined that what I saw 1965-70 would again be so close by. 25 is a Phase IV SD 9.
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:13:30 PM
Location:  Richland, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives:  TCRY 25(SD9)
Views:  177   Comments: 0
Not As Far Along in the Painting Process and Un-Numbered
Title:  Not As Far Along in the Painting Process and Un-Numbered
Description:  This SD40-2 is was Un-Numbered at the time of the picture. Note the painting difference between it and 31!
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:09:27 PM
Location:  Richland, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Roster
Locomotives: 
Views:  99   Comments: 0
Meet at Kiona
Title:  Meet at Kiona
Description:  Eastbound empty grainer X-KALCLF 9-23 Meets Westbound Manifest M-PasVBT-24 at Kiona. If traveling North (west) in I-82, exit at Benton City, duck under the interstate to Webber Road. Follow Webber until you see Kiona. We see the Westbound's head light in this picture
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 5:20:40 PM
Location:  Kiona, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4867(C44-9W) BNSF 4990(C44-9W) BNSF 5434(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W) BNSF 4991(C44-9W)
Views:  435   Comments: 5
Meet at Kiona Zoomed
Title:  Meet at Kiona Zoomed
Description:  This is a close up of the action, although all these are 9-44CW's, there are two H1 painted in the Westbound (headlight showing)
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 5:33:21 PM
Location:  Kiona, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5434(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W) BNSF 4991(C44-9W) BNSF 4867(C44-9W) BNSF 4990(C44-9W)
Views:  471   Comments: 0
M-PASVBT-24 West of Gibbon
Title:  M-PASVBT-24 West of Gibbon
Description:  After the Meet at Kiona, Mark and I returned to I-82 and proceeded West from Benton City. If careful, one can view most of these vistas between Benton City and Prosser from the interstate. You can just see the Yakima River behind the rear portion of the train.
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 5:39:41 PM
Location:  Gibbon, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5434(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W) BNSF 4991(C44-9W)
Views:  365   Comments: 2
Small Rock Slide Occur as 5434's train passes near Gibbon
Title:  Small Rock Slide Occur as 5434's train passes near Gibbon
Description:  5434 leans into the curve oblivious to the rolling dust back aways! In the upper left, one can see the bridge at the start of the Columbia Basin RR
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 5:48:13 PM
Location:  Gibbon, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5434(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W) BNSF 4991(C44-9W)
Views:  308   Comments: 2
Following the Yakima River Valley between Benton City and Prossser
Title:  Following the Yakima River Valley between Benton City and Prossser
Description:  Just turning my camera from where the rock slide was occurring, reveals more of the valley's fruit orchards.
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 5:55:36 PM
Location:  Gibbon, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5434(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W) BNSF 4991(C44-9W)
Views:  302   Comments: 0
SD40-2's on the Pasco-Yakima Turn at Wapato
Title:  SD40-2's on the Pasco-Yakima Turn at Wapato
Description:  On another day, we see the Pasco-Yakima Turn heading North to Yakima. Maybe 10 miles left to go!
Photo Date:  4/3/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:28:35 PM
Location:  Wapato, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 6812(SD40-2) BNSF 6814(SD40-2)
Views:  255   Comments: 2
M-PASVT-24 Enters the Yakima River Canyon Under Ever Present Mt Adams
Title:  M-PASVT-24 Enters the Yakima River Canyon Under Ever Present Mt Adams
Description:  We skipped ahead to Pomona to wait and were rewarded with this beautiful vista
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:20:10 PM
Location:  Pomona, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5414(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W) BNSF 4991(C44-9W)
Views:  315   Comments: 4
Snaking along the Yakima at Hillside
Title:  Snaking along the Yakima at Hillside
Description:  The views here are wonderful and I have to resist uploading every picture of the canyon!
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:24:38 PM
Location:  Hillside, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5434(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W) BNSF 4991(C44-9W)
Views:  249   Comments: 3
BNSF 4745 Leads an empty Grain trainThrough a cut near the Yakima River Dam
Title:  BNSF 4745 Leads an empty Grain trainThrough a cut near the Yakima River Dam
Description:  I hiked out to the point on the canyon wall, this day without my radio, it was a pleasant to have a train pass.
Photo Date:  4/3/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:32:44 PM
Location:  Hillside, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 7478(ES44DC) BNSF 742(C44-9W) BNSF 668(C44-9W)
Views:  394   Comments: 1
Straignt Down!
Title:  Straignt Down!
Description:  Shot from the same point as the last shot, only
Photo Date:  4/3/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:36:40 PM
Location:  Hillside, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4745(C44-9W) BNSF 742(C44-9W) BNSF 668(C44-9W)
Views:  286   Comments: 0
BNSF 4745, 742 and 668 Eastbound in Yakima Canyon
Title:  BNSF 4745, 742 and 668 Eastbound in Yakima Canyon
Description:  One Hundred and Eighty degrees from the last two shots, this would be a wonderful with at Westbound!!
Photo Date:  4/3/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:40:13 PM
Location:  Hillside, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 4745(C44-9W) BNSF 742(C44-9W) BNSF 668(C44-9W)
Views:  335   Comments: 1
M-PASVT-24 near Hillside
Title:  M-PASVT-24 near Hillside
Description:  There are so many great shots here, thanks to the road being high on the canyon wall!
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:48:59 PM
Location:  Hillside, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5434(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W)
Views:  316   Comments: 0
What a Beautiful Canyon!
Title:  What a Beautiful Canyon!
Description:  This is a great photo location but watch traffice, there is not parking without walking.
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 6:45:16 PM
Location:  Roza, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5434(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W) BNSF 4991(C44-9W)
Views:  273   Comments: 1
Bridge Near Umtanum, Upper Yakima River Canyon
Title:  Bridge Near Umtanum, Upper Yakima River Canyon
Description: 
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 7:09:31 PM
Location:  Umtanum, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Bridge,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5414(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W)
Views:  299   Comments: 1
BNSF 5414 Exit the Yakima River Canyon at Thrall
Title:  BNSF 5414 Exit the Yakima River Canyon at Thrall
Description:  Thrall is where the track exit the confines of the canyon, There is a Thrall Road Exit on I-82, just a few miles from Ellensburg. So this is easy to access.
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 7:16:23 PM
Location:  Thrall, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5414(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W) BNSF 4991(C44-9W)
Views:  384   Comments: 1
Next Stop-Ellensburg- Just a Few Miles
Title:  Next Stop-Ellensburg- Just a Few Miles
Description:  The snow-capped Cascade Peaks show what's in store for M-PASVBT-24 on Stampede! This is the last shot, although in Ellensburg, we did not get a picture. Now....I suppose the snow will keep me away from Stampede for a while!
Photo Date:  3/24/2010  Upload Date: 4/4/2010 7:21:37 PM
Location:  Thrall, WA
Author:  Stephen Fuchs
Categories:  Scenic,Action
Locomotives:  BNSF 5414(C44-9W) BNSF 1061(C44-9W) BNSF 1003(C44-9W) BNSF 4991(C44-9W)
Views:  272   Comments: 0


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