Winter in the Idaho Panhandle! A westbound coal train headed for the Centralia, WA coal-fired power plant is seen racing along the north shore of Lake Pend Oreille between Hope and Kootenai on a f... (more)
BNSF 8278 brings empty auto racks east at Denton, Idaho near the border with Montana.
Once-a-week train is routed across the MRL. You can see the DPU at the end wrapped around.
As the morning mist rises from the Clark Fork the eastward blade drops to stop, indicating the approach of a westbound train. Soon the valley is filled with the sound of power as BN 7145 hightails... (more)
The ever-changing BNSF roster still gets my hopes up when I hear certain number series over the scanner....pretty much everything I used to know has moved on, either in numbering or off the roster... (more)
With the current state of power, the only dash of non-orange you can count on across MRL are these....and they outnumber even the favorite red & silver BNSF units.
Laurel-Spokane made a daylight run across the 2nd & 3rd Subs then somehow managed to spend the night in Missoula, leaving after the Day Gas Local went out. The trio is repaying horsepower hours f... (more)