A westbound grainer leans into the curve at the north end of Lake Cocolalla. This train has been jumping in and out of dense pockets of fog all morning, thankfully it did see some sunshine too.
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)
As two Canadian geese glide in for a landing on the lake, the engineer notches up as his loaded grain train eases across the Long Bridge and out of Sandpoint.
A huge thank you goes out to Chase G... (more)
The old SP&S grade has been turned into a biking and hiking path from Pasco to Spokane. Although it was a well engineered (grade and curve wise) line, the cuts were narrow and prone to rock slide... (more)
4449 hustles across a bridge over the UP as it heads to Whitefish. Happy Fourth of July!
With American flags flapping, 4449 rolls past Lake Cocolalla. Happy Fourth of July!
One of the grain elevators in Oakesdale towers above the 316 in the late afternoon sun. The railroad moves a large amount of grain traffic out of Oakesdale, reflecting the agricultural traffic tha... (more)
The #20 grabs a boxcar of peas to take north.
The mothers day special crossed the Grande Ronde River at it's turn around point. The train lives up to it's name, the Eagle Cap Wilderness Excursion, as there is no roads and no way to get into ... (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)
Loads of grain head west, as ice fishermen enjoy a day out on the frozen lake.
A double warbonnet/rotten peach set of dash 9's lead a hot Z train west through the super elevated curves south of Grante.
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)
A westbound stack train crosses Lake Pend Oreille in the last few minutes of sunlight.
An eastbound, (geographically westbound) empty grain train shooing the pigeons off the bridge.