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Date: 12/01/08 18:39
Eastbound Intermodal on Stevens Pass Part 3
Author: AmtrakPalmetto

Ran this Z-SSECHC9-26A over Stevens Pass, and decided to take some "photos" along the route. Speed stayed in the 15mph range while climbing the grade. Enjoy the photos.

Details:
BNSF ES44AC #6238
CSX AC6000CW #609
CSX SD80MAC #806
BNSF ES44AC #6135

100 platforms
7258 tons
8490 feet

One thing I calculated is that a train requires 1.8755497kw / US ton to make it over Stevens Pass, at a speed of about 15mph. This is for Microsoft Train Simulator purposes only.

Photo 1: Crossing a bridge by the West end of Berne.
Photo 2: In-cab view of East end of Berne.
Photo 3: Looking back at the train by milepost 1698.








Date: 12/01/08 18:41
Re: Eastbound Intermodal on Stevens Pass Part 3
Author: AmtrakPalmetto

Photo 4: Now in dynamics coming down the grade, we are about to enter a tunnel at milepost 1697.
Photo 5: Locomotives crossing a bridge by milepost 1696.5
Photo 6: Dwarfed by the surrounding mountains, the train weaves its way down the grade by milepost 1694.








Date: 12/01/08 18:44
Re: Eastbound Intermodal on Stevens Pass Part 3
Author: AmtrakPalmetto

Photo 7: In-cab view of the West end of Merritt, end of 25mph speed and beginning on 45mph speed.
Photo 8: In-cab view of Merritt Wye and East end of Merritt, now at a steady 45mph.
Photo 9: In-cab view of West end of Winton.








Date: 12/01/08 18:47
Re: Eastbound Intermodal on Stevens Pass Part 3
Author: AmtrakPalmetto

Photo 10: Train passing Winton Lumber and East end of Winton.
Photo 11: Locomotives crossing over a freeway
Photo 12: In-cab view of the valley by milepost 1283.








Date: 12/01/08 18:49
Re: Eastbound Intermodal on Stevens Pass Part 3
Author: AmtrakPalmetto

Photo 13: Crossing a beautiful truss bridge.
Photo 14: Looking back at the train still coming out of the tunnel by milepost 1680.
Photo 15: Foamer view of the locomotives.








Date: 12/01/08 18:51
Re: Eastbound Intermodal on Stevens Pass Part 3
Author: AmtrakPalmetto

Photo 16: In-cab view of a railroad crossing by milepost 1678.
Photo 17: In-cab view of Leavenworth set-out track and East end Leavenworth.
Photo 18: Paralelling a river by milepost 1669.

I hope you enjoyed this photo essay. Stay tuned for more!








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