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