American Railroads

  1. A southbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight passes Seattle's Carkeek Park, on Puget Sound, at sunset. Title song composed by Elizabeth Cotton and sung by "Peter, Paul & Mary." With about 125 cars, this train is 1.5 miles long. Carkeek Park is north of Seattle so the train, probably carrying mostly empty containers from Eastern areas of the U.S., is headed for the city's port where the containers will be transshipped back to the Far East. The train most likely made its way to Seattle on the route of the old Great Northern Railway, crossing the Cascade Mountains through a tunnel at Stevens Pass. That line joins the north-south track, which links Seattle with Canada, near the city of Everett where wide-bodied Boeing jets are assembled.

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  2. This is a slideshow I made and presented at Gorgerail 2011. It's a small collection of images I took up on the east side of Stevens Pass along BNSF Railroad's Scenic Sub last year. The soundtrack is stock audio provided by Pond5.com.

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  3. On the Simpson Railroad, a look at the guys putting away two of the locomotives after a morning run hauling logs up to Mill 5. Stick, Jerry and Dave provide some oomph to the armstrong turntable. Date: Oct 14th, 2011 Shelton, WA. If you download this and use it please provide credit, thanks.

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  4. This was my presentation shown at the 2013 Autumn Leaf Railroad Slide Show. It is a compilation of images taken over a two year period during several visits to the Columbia River Gorge area and depicts the railroads BNSF and AMTRAK along the North Bank in Washington and Union Pacific, which operates on the Oregon side. For the soundtrack I paired two classic jazz tunes with the imagery which I think convey the ambiance of open space, scenic beauty and awesomeness of the powerful machines which pass through it.

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  5. On Saturday July 26th, 2014 Josh Kaivo, a Simpson RR employee, had gained permission to conduct a special trip for a small group of rail enthusiasts, running up the railroad to Mill 5 and back in one of the speeders.

    No trains have plied this trackage since December of last year, so we rode on some pretty rusty looking rails. It was a hot, bumpy 20 mile ride, but was enjoyed by all the group.

    A short slide show concludes the presentation.

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American Railroads

Ross Waters

I created this channel for all of the railfanners out there that like to see the US railroads in action. Feel free to send me a note on a video you think should be added to this channel. Please go to my Vimeo home page to send me the message. All videos


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I created this channel for all of the railfanners out there that like to see the US railroads in action. Feel free to send me a note on a video you think should be added to this channel. Please go to my Vimeo home page to send me the message. All videos are welcome if they are railroad or train related to North America. This channel is only for railroads in Canada, USA and Mexico.

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