Mar 23 A little better light at Ravensdale
Sunday morning 3-19-17 was nice and sunny but the Easton traffic camera showed clouds on the east side so I decided to stay on the west side of the Cascades today.  I drove out to Auburn arriving there about 10 AM hoping for an eastbound.  After a...
Mar 5 Ravensdale, WA 3-4-17
Since I did not make it to the Stampede Sub at all in February, I jumped at the chance this morning, Saturday 3-4-17 when it was bright and sunny.  This meant a trip down to Auburn, WA since it was not sunny at Easton. I got down to Auburn around ...
Jan 16 First Stampede Sub train of 2017
With it being 2017 and no posts for the Stampede Sub Blog yet I headed down to Auburn, WA on the foggy morning of 1-15-17 and heard on the scanner an eastbound at restricted limits getting a track warrant as far as Easton.  So I kept on driving ou...
Sep 3 Stampede, WA 8-20-16
On Saturday August 20, 2016 I headed over Stampede Pass as it was a sunny morning and supposed to be quite hot in the 90′s around Seattle.  I was hoping for cooler temps at the higher elevations. Before leaving I knew I had at least one trai...
Jun 10 Ravensdale, WA June 5, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016 I was at home working on the computer with ATCS running on the Stampede Sub.  Since it was a sunny morning my plan was if a train should head east out of Auburn I would drive to Ravensdale, WA to photograph it.  Ravendale was ...
Apr 17 Curve 23 (east of Cle Elum)
One of BNSF projects for 2016 is to replace the jointed rail on some of the curves between Easton and Bristol with welded rail.  One of these is Curve 23, the only curve within milepost 23 just east of Cle Elum, WA.  Word is this will be done in A...
Apr 3 BNSF white train and a UP Reroute 3-5-16
On 3-5-16 I was at Auburn, WA watching trains and caught a couple leaving Auburn for Stampede Pass.  The first was this XPSA train led by BNSF 5946/8559 at 1:58 PM.  Here the empty grain train (with white covered hoppers)  is crossing the Auburn-B...
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