Sunday, December 30, 2012

Updates 12/30/12

Todays update includes some videos to You Tube from Germany, including videos of trains at the Berlin Hauptbahnhof, and of the Harz Narrow Guage Railways (old East German Narrow Guage Steam). Plus added some pictures to Flickr of Walla Walla Valley Transit, and Seattle Transit/King County Metro Flxible Fishbowls.

A HSB Steam locomotive running around the train at Steige

HSB Steam Train departing Drei Anne Hohne for The Brocken
An HSB Train climbing up to the top of the Brocken
An HSB Train backing out of the station at Wernigerode heading for the yard at Wernigerode Westerntor

Friday, December 28, 2012

Everett and Skykomish

Made a trip today to rail fan the Everett and Skykomish area with a friend. At Everett we found Amtrak's Empire Builder sitting in the station being serviced. The train has been terminating in Everett due to continual mud and land slides on the line to Seattle. While checking out the local area, we also saw a set of BNSF local power and an intermodal train lead by 3 GE's pass by on the low line in Everett. Later in the afternoon east of Skykomish at the Foss Creek Bridge, we saw a westbound z-train crossing the Foss river bridge, followed by an eastbound mixed freight.

Amtrak's Empire builder at Everett Station

BNSF ES44DC #7792 on the low line in Everett

Westbound Z train crossing the Foss Creek Bridge

Eastbound Mixed freight crossing the Foss Creek Bridge

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A small trip to Bellingham

Made a small trip to Bellingham today. At the intermodal terminal shared by Amtrak and greyhound there was an MTR western provost H3-45 most likely on an Amtrak run. Also just up the street is a old British (aec?) double deck bus that has been converted into a small restaurant.

Also, i uploaded more pictures to Flickr and a couple of videos to YouTube.

MTR Western Prevost H3-45 #4872 at the Bellingham Intermodal Station

MTR Western Prevost H3-45 #4872 at the Bellingham Intermodal Station

An old British Double Deck bus in Bellingham

An old British Double Deck bus in Bellingham thats now a fish and chips shop.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

MEHVA Christmas lights trip.

Tonight is annual Mehva Christmas lights fan trip. Pretty much all the running motor coaches went out today. The trip passes by several light displays and Santa made a visit.

1990 Breda ADPB-350 "Tunnel Bus" On the X-mas Lights trip

1963 Flxible with the Breda and Gillig On the X-mas Lights Trip

1976 AMG 10240B-8 crossing the path of the breda on the X-mas Lights Trip

1959 GMC TDH-4512 #2962 Interior

1996 Gillig Phantom #3374 on the X-mas light6s trip

1959 GMC TDH-4512 #2962

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Where did go?

Welcome to the new version of

This is the new version of Over the past year i have been moving my photos over to Flickr and videos on YouTube. I've been finding that it’s been easier, and more successful than hosting my self. I'm sure you've also noticed that my website probably hasn’t changed much, as I’ve been spending most of that time working on getting my photos transferred over to Flicker (And I still have 3600 to go). So when my web hosting contract came due for renewal, I decided not to renew it and point the domain name here instead. There isn’t much on my blog yet except my trip to Europe in September of this year, although I hope to keep it updated with trip reports. And of course at the top of the page you will find links to my Flickr Photos and Videos on YouTube.


-The Busdude.