The Gregarious Railfan
Auburn, WA  98001  (population, 77,472 (2016))                                             

GPS:  N 47.30652, W 122.23213 Sounder Station       map

Scanner:   BNSF Seatle Sub, 161.415; UP Seattle Sub, 160.515; Seattle Terminal joint BNSF/UP, 161.160

Railroads:   BNSF Northwest Division, Seattle Sub; UP Portland Division, Seattle Sub; Amtrak; Sound Transit

Description:  Located on the busy North/South Seattle to Tacoma Corridor, Auburn Station provides a grand view of
the BNSF triple track main.  BNSF provides the bulk of the traffic with frequent Sounder commuter trains and
Amtrak Cascade and Coast Starlight Service. A wye just south of the station is the western terminus to BNSFs
Stampede Sub home of Stampede Pass to the East. Just 3 blocks west, the UP Main adds about 8 trains per day to
the mix.

Approximate # trains per 24 hours:   74

Nearby RR stuff:   Kent WA just to the North provides a similar railfan experience.

Breakfast:  Sun Break Cafe, (one block East of the Station) 22 A St SW,  N 47.30669, W 122.23098

Fast Food:   McDonalds, 702 Auburn Way S,  N 47.30088, W 122.22462

Ice Cream:   Dairy Queen, 902 Auburn Way S,  N 47.30017, W 122.22259

Pub and Grub:  Oddfellas Pub and Eatery, 102 W Main St,  N 47.30739, W 122.23130

Lodging:   Best Western Plus Mountain View Auburn Inn $$$, 401 8th St SW,  N 47.30088, W 122.23474

TRAINS Article:   Hot Spots, July 2017

Visitor's Center:   Auburn Tourism Board, 25 W Main St,  N 47.30744, W 122.23050