The fall colors were showing, I got a bargain on a Sony SLT-A65 camera, and there was a break in the rain so I headed 14 miles north of Portland to the Ridgefield bird sanctuary. But I didn’t make it into the sanctuary, I stopped by the tracks for some train pictures.
As soon as I parked, a train was peeping around the corner
I turned south and here comes a BNSF coal train
The Cascades trains are so quiet and fast they are practically gone before I get the camera up
The Cascades, this BNSF, and the following UP went by in quick order
Did I mention I got a new car? It did great on the muddy road on the way in
Not bad for a couple hours hanging out. I spent the time between trains reading the camera manual.