It was a cold foggy night to be out, and UP's Hinkle to Pocatello manifest has nothing but greens and hard working engines to keep the crew inside nice and toasty as a bystander is standing by wit... (more)
WAMX 3828 is in charge of today's Boise Local as they rumble past the historic Boise Depot on their way to the Airport Maze.
MPEX 6201, the sole MP2000C in existence, sits coupled to a few other rarities on the long-term storage track outside Motive Power in Boise, as a major storm rolls into the area. MPI recently anno... (more)
Urban railroading in the Treasure Valley. The old UP Boise Cutoff that once hosted at least two passenger trains per day, but now all that remains (for now) is this typically 15-20 car local, loco... (more)
BNSF 1200 was one of two MK1200G locomotives delivered to the ATSF in 1994. The MK1200G was the most successful Natural Gas burning locomotive with a service life of 20 years, of which all were s... (more)
GO 647 has been rebuilt with two Cummins QSK60 engines by Motive Power, and now has a new hood configuration and longer body to accommodate the upgrades. It now sports 5400 H.P. and is tier 4 com... (more)
Fresh out of the paint shop.
Primed and lettered.
The latest concoction from Motive Power is the HSP46 for MBTA. These new units are quite a departure from the MP36 line, and feature engines, generators, and AC traction gear from GE, rather than... (more)
Fresh out of the paint shop. Reporting marks and unit number have not been applied yet.
GO 662 and 666 enjoy a quiet Christmas morning outside the shop. Santa and the elves forgot to install the headlights and number boards before wrapping them up.
I am not sure what the story with this one is, but it had a short and sorrowful life.
I'm not sure how long this bell has been painted this way. It must have been a while ago since the locomotive is sitting in a deadline, but I just never noticed it before. Happy Independence Day... (more)
The Union Pacific 150 years museum train is seen on display at Boise depot.
Motive Power's ancient SW1 shuffles 4 UP SD9043's around the property.