Everett to Fraser River Junction

At PA Junction (MP 0.0), Everett, the line to Cascade Tunnel and Wenatchee heads due south, while the single track, ABS, ex-GN line to Vancouver, BC, turns away east with a very sharp curve (speed limit 30-15) taking it to the north, past Delta (MP 9.1—from Snohomish Junction), where the speed limit is 35-15 Everett Yard is located, to Delta Junction (MP 10.9/37.0), a wye where a direct line past the Port of Everett joins from the west and the speed limit is 10 mph, and then, controlled by CTC, crossing through truss Drawbridge 10 over an inlet, through truss Drawbridge 37.0 (MP 37.1) over a second inlet, still with speed limit 10 mph, through truss Drawbridge 37.8 (MP 37.6) over a third inlet, now with speed limit 35-20, and through truss Drawbridge 38.3 (MP 38.3) over a fourth inlet, with speed limit 20 mph.

The line passes the 2,557 ft. siding at Marysville (MP 38.8), where the speed limit is 50 mph and a Stemson Mill Company line once left on the east side, a grade crossing, and Kruse Junction (MP 42.2), where the speed limit has risen to 79-60, the Arlington Industrial Track heads northeast, and the line turns north-northwest. After some cross-country running (mostly through agricultural land), past a grade crossing, a dirt road grade crossing, an industrial spur trailing in on the west side, a grade crossing, dual I-5 bridges overhead, the 6,846 ft. siding on the east side at English (MP 45.5), with a grade crossing within the siding, a detector at MP 46.2, two grade crossings, a through girder bride over a river, and two grade crossings.

The line turns northwest at Silvana, where the speed limit is 65-55, past a through truss bridge over a river, a bridge over a road, a grade crossing, a bridge over drainage, a dirt road grade crossing, a dirt track grade crossing, a grade crossing, and a dirt road grade crossing, north-northwest at a detector at MP 55.2, past three grade crossings, the 6,381 ft. siding on the east side at Stanwood (MP 55.5), where the speed limit is again 79-60 and a spur heads 2.4 miles west to Twin City Foods on the shore of Puget Sound, and a grade crossing, and turns north inland from that shore past a detector at MP 58.9, two dirt road grade crossings, a grade crossing, Intermediate Signals at Fir (MP 61.5), where an English Lumber Company line once trailed in from the east, a dirt road grade crossing, a grade crossing, two dirt road grade crossings, a grade crossing, a dirt road grade crossing, the 6,085 ft. siding on the east side at Mount Vernon (MP 66.8), a grade crossing with an intersection on the west side, a detector at MP 67.4, signals at North Mount Vernon, where the line turns north-northeast, an industrial spur serving Carnation, a Co-op and Commercial Cold Storage trails in on the west side, and a Mount Vernon Terminal railway line once headed east, a grade crossing, a grade crossing just south of the station, and the Amtrak Mount Vernon-Burlington passenger station (MP 68.2, brick depot on the east side), where the speed limit is 50-45 and there are several extra tracks on the west side.

There is a grade crossing, a street bridge overhead, a spur trailing in on the west side, a major highway bridge overhead, a grade crossing, a rail-served industry to the west, a grade crossing, a spur trailing in on the west side, Riverside, and a grade crossing, before the line turns north  on the through truss bridge across the Skagit River and a road on the north side of the river, past a grade crossing, a line to Anacortes heading west-southwest, and the line to Sumas heading off to the east-northeast, to the 4,635 ft. siding at Burlington (MP 71.9), where the speed limit is again 79-60 and there are two grade crossings within the siding..

The line continues, with I-5 alongside to the west, past two grade crossings, a detector at MP 74.6, a spindly road trestle overhead, Belleville, where a GN branch once continued north and the main line turns northwest,  dual highway bridges overhead, a bridge over a stream, Intermediate Signals and a grade crossing at Belleville Pit, where it turns north-northwest, a grade crossing just south of the 8,884 ft. siding on the west side, with extra track on the west side near the south end, at Bow (MP 79.7), two grade crossings, a detector at MP 81.9, and a grade crossing, to Blanchard, where there is a road bridge overhead and the line reaches the shore of Puget Sound, which it runs along for quite a distance with speed limit 40-35 (and a higher limit for the Talgo trains), past MP 83, a grade crossing, Samish (MP 83.5), 1,113 ft. Tunnel 18 (MP 83.6), which cuts off a point on the shoreline, a grade crossing, a road alongside to teh west, Intermediate Signals at MP 87.8, Chuckanut Point (avoided by passing through 141 ft. Tunnel 19 (MP 88.6) and 328 ft. Tunnel 20 (MP 88.8)), turning east-northeast past a street alongside to the west and a grade crossing to Intermediate Signals at Sockeye.

The line turns north, and then northwest, with a lagoon on the east side, past 715 ft. Tunnel 21 (MP 91.6), with islands visible out in the sound, and northeast to the 6,347 ft. siding on the west side at South Bellingham (MP 92.9), where there is a grade crossing just south of the station, with the brick Bellingham depot and platform with umbrella sheds on the east side, and the line turns north, a grade crossing, Fairhaven, and a detector at MP 95.1, where the speed limit is 35-30 and the track control is ABS, OCS, turning northwest past the yard at Bellingham (MP 97.0), where there is a pier out in the water, a pedestrian bridge overhead, extra track on the west side, the speed limit is 20 mph, a Northern Pacific line once trailed in from the east, and a Milwaukee Road line once joined from the east with a wye.

There are two grade crossings, a spur trailing in on the west side, extra track on the west side, refineries on the east side, a grade crossing, a track trailing in from an industry on the west side, a road bridge overhead, a grade crossing at the south end of a bridge over a river, extra track on the west side, and a grade crossing, and the track control returns to CTC and a speed limit of 55-50, past jetties out into the bay, and Intermediate Signals, as the line curves around the bay north of Bellingham, with islands out in the sound, passes a grade crossing, a road bridge overhead, and a grade crossing, and turns away from the shore at Marietta (intermediate Signals at MP 101.1), and heads north across country, with a road alongside to the west, past  Noranda (MP 102.2), three grade crossings, Intermediate Signals, Brennan, a grade crossing, the 8,476 ft. siding on the west side, with extra track on the west side, at Ferndale (MP 106.3), where the speed limit is 79-60, a grade crossing, a road on the west side, a through truss bridge over a river, and two grade crossings. 

The line turns northwest at Enterprise, through woods and fields, past a road alongside to the east, a grade crossing, a detector at MP 110.5, Custer (MP 111.8), Intalco (MP 112.1), where there is a yard on the west side and wye on the west side with a branch to Arco and Cherry Point on the shore, 8.9 miles away, a grade crossing, and the 8,588 ft. siding on the east side at Swift (MP 116.4), and then turning north, along the shore line once again, past a grade crossing, a bridge over a river or pond, and a grade crossing, to the 6,060 ft. siding on the west side at Blaine (MP 119.3, wooden depot on the east side), where CTC ends in favor of ABS, OCS, and the speed limit falls to 50-30, a grade crossing, and the US-Canadian Border at MP 119.6.

In British Columbia, Canada, the line passes a through truss bridge over a stream, several foot crossings between a street alongside to the east and the footpath along the shore, bordering the strip park along the beach on the west side of the line through the beach resort at White Rock (MP 119.9), where there is an old depot on the east side (now a museum) and a GN branch once headed north (i.e., on the east side), turning west along the shore of the Strait of Georgia, with islands out in the strait, north, still along the shore, past Intermediate Signals, Crescent, east-northeast, along the shore, past Intermediate Signals at MP 126.1/2, a street alongside to the south, and a grade crossing, across the Serpentine River trestle at  through girder Drawbridge 69 (MP 127.7), with speed limit 15 mph across the trestle, north following the shore, west along the shore past Mud Bay, where the harbor line west from Hydro trails in from the east, and CTC begins, with speed limit 45-35, turning away from the bay past a road bridge overhead, a grade crossing, extra track on the north side, and the 2,422 ft. siding on the north side at Colebrook (MP 131.1), to North Colebrook, where the harbor line to Roberts Bank continues west and the BNSF line turns north-northwest.

The line turns north-northeast past a dual road bridge overhead, a detector at MP 134.8, where the speed limit is 40-35 and control is ABS, OCS, once again, a road bridge overhead and Intermediate Signals at MP 135.3, and north-northwest through woodland to Townsend (MP 136.9), where the speed limit rises to 50-35 with a road bridge overhead, a grade crossing, and Tilbury Line Junction (MP 137.3), where there is a detector, CTC starts again, the line turns northeast along the south bank of the Fraser River, and the line from Tilbury Island Dock trails in from the west, having just passed beneath a cable-stayed road bridge.

The line on the south side of the river passes a grade crossing, Surrey (MP 138.3), a 5,800 ft. siding on the north side and a 6,063 ft. siding on the south side at Brownsville (MP 139.5), where the speed limit falls to 45-25, lines trailing in on the north and south sides and heading away on the north side, a bridge over a street, South Westminster, a grade crossing, a bridge over a road, the Skytrain viaduct overhead (on the south side of its cable-stayed bridge), and a road bridge overhead, before reaching Fraser River Junction (MP 141.3), where the CN transcontinental line heads away northeast, along the south bank of the river, with a leg of its wye trailing in further north, on the east side, and another line trailing in on the west side, and the main line to Vancouver turns northwest, across the river on a multi-span through-truss bridge.