Sorry, I always thought that pipe was the drain for the kitchen sink. After just rechecking, its not.
The new washer location is going about 40 - 50 linear feet from the current drain. Probably about 25 linear feet from the pictured sewage drain and water heater drain. Ideally I would be able to move the drain (and now vent) to the new location, running the new plumbing overhead to the new location. To do this however would mean a vertical run from the new location until it can be run in the ceiling rafters. What I wasnt sure of is if the washer would be able to push the drain water UP the vertical run until it enters the ceiling.
A second option would be to run the new location to the current sewage drain, and tap into that. this would eliminmate the need to run vertically to the ceiling, as it could be run horizontally inside the wall, about 25 feet.
So, is a vettical run out of the question? and yes, I can move the vent if need be. (Assuming I can tap into the current vent)