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.
This crusty old Motive Power F45 relic is used as an engine test bed at the company's Boise facility.