Following a September with record rainfall for the region, October of 2016 brought some spectacular fall colors to my home turf. Eager for some sightseeing, my girlfriend and I ventured north to m... (more)
An eastbound Z train led by four shiny Evolution Series GE's catches some of the last sunlight in the Kootenai Gorge as it cruises upriver on the ex-GN water-grade route through the mountains of t... (more)
Happy birthday, America!
While the majority of railfans in the Northwest were busy flocking toward the Columbia Gorge for 4449's excursion to Bend, OR, my father and I headed east to the Kootenai River Gorge with a specta... (more)
Gliding along the banks of the beautiful Kootenay River, engineer J.S. Pinkston has his 115-car Beltrami, MN to Kalama, WA grain train easily under control.
Brand new Dash 9s pressed into service without the final touches lead a westbound intermodal train in the invigorating Montana wilderness between Rock Creek and Wolf Prairie. The rear-end has just... (more)
Navigating its way eastward, an empty oil train follows the Kootenai River as it prepares to diverge at CP Troy, where the train will come to a halt to meet a westbound manifest.
Though Summer is in full swing in the small town of Sandpoint, boats still sit in the local marina, awaiting a call out to sea, er, Lake Pend Oreille. An empty portable pipeline crosses over Sand ... (more)
An intermodal passes over a small bridge in the town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Though out of scene, two couples are observing the passing train from their boats.
The morning sun has just started shining into the remote Kootenai River Gorge as a westbound manifest twists along the bottom of the canyon between Yakt and Leonia, with about three mile to go unt... (more)
A westbound BNSF grain train passes through Kootenai Falls, Montana, on February 7, 2016.
Tier 4 on the point! A squeaky clean GE Tier 4 ET44C4 leads an empty grain train across Sand Creek in Sandpoint, Idaho on a beautiful fall day in the Pacific Northwest. Quite fittingly, the... (more)
The deciduous trees are just beginning to show their autumn colors along Boyer siding just east of Sandpoint as a unit grain train rolls westward.
Passing beneath Highway 95, an eastbound Q train eases down the grade into Naples in preparation for a meet with a westbound manifest amidst a snowy North Idaho landscape.
From a vantage point on a narrow rocky precipice high above, a westbound BNSF intermodal train is seen twisting through the rocky confines of the Kootenai River Gorge between Katka and Crossport o... (more)