A former Canadian National locomotive, now painted in Southern Pacific's "Black Widow" scheme, begins its climb up Sunshine Hill as it departs Moscow, Idaho. The string of empties it ha... (more)
The W&I's usual power set of MRLX 6304 and WIR 20 rest at the switch for the Wilsion siding that serves McGregor Fertilizers. In the background, the recently renovated University of Idaho Kibbie ... (more)
Rolled in 1947 at Colorado Fuel & Iron, this 115 rail most likely saw service for one of the pre-BN roads before getting converted to CWR and being laid here. It's gone all the way from 40 MPH und... (more)
Tie er down! Don't let the power set up fool you, the #20 lead the train on this day, albeit long hood forward. You know it's spring in the Palouse when the #20 and 6304 start bringing long trai... (more)
Draped in snow and ice, this Southern Pacific in costume only unit is quite used to winter, having spent years battling Canadian snows having been built for CN. Once it pulled passenger trains fo... (more)
As seen at sunset, this spider has made his home on a trestle. It will be only temporary though, as the next train that comes through will tear that web to shreds.
2008 is it? When it's not running Amtrak specials, this FP9 sometimes hauls freight for the W&I, such as this C&W hoper full of fertilizer.
Haze from the just started 4204 drifts over the other two units in the consist, including an ex VIA Rail FP9. The 4204 has been purchased by W&I, but has not been repainted yet.
In one of my favorite shots, Palouse River & Coulee City's GP30M is tied down for the weekend just outside of Moscow, Idaho.
The colors and textures of railroading are reflected on the rusted steel of fairly new 36" wheel set under the weight of a loaded grain hopper.
A seldom seen, or paid attention-to, aspect of railroading, the mud-splattered truck and journal. This little part of the car is important because it allows them to move! Seen here is a Timken r... (more)