Mid America Rail Car Leasing (MRLX) EMD FP9 No. 6304 dressed in spiffy Southern Pacific black widow colors rests in the small yard at Marshall, Washington, on May 15, 2010, while working for Washi... (more)
Mid America Rail Car Leasing (MRLX) EMD FP9 painted in classy Southern Pacific black widow colors rests in the small yard at Marshall, Washington, on May 15, 2010, while working for Washington & I... (more)
On the nose! After her day out on the rails, the '04 is coupled to the '16 and shut down for the day.
Leaving the yard. Sprawled out behind the slowly advancing BNSF grainer, the 20 bumbles around the yard with two tankers in tow, fresh from down the line. The small, weedy yard is perfect f... (more)
In order to keep up the car counts in BNSF's unit grain trains, spare cars must be kept along the line to replace bad-ordered cars. These units left their train a ways down the track to pick up s... (more)
The final days for a veterans touch. Les Hancock, after nearly 35 years as a clerk for BN, BNSF, Watco, and finally, the Washington & Idaho Railway, takes the last count of cars for his career. BN... (more)
The hand of an artist.
Back on the Palouse, with no light rail or streetcars for me to photograph, I guess it's time to head out from under the wire back into diesel country *sigh*. Working around Marshall means two dif... (more)
After spending goodness knows how long stuck in customs and BNSF's "competent" hands, W&I's newest leased power is finally in Marshall along with a matching ex-CN track geometry car. She doesn't h... (more)
At nearly a crawl the engines roar as this coal train picks up speed.
With all these snow shots, we forget about the heat of summer. A loaded BNSF grainer rolls west out of Spokane towards Portland for export.
A 7 minute, 17 second exposure allows the world to whirl a little while the W&I switches the old fashion way. Or maybe its a dark FP9 and a photographer armed with a single flash and a lantern. I... (more)
The sky turns crimson over the Washington and Idaho Railroad's yard as their sleek Southern Pacific unit silently waits to be called into action.
A drag on his cigarette, a tap on the throttle, a final check of the gauges. 78 miles from home. Its 19:00; quitting time.