The Milwaukee Road, condemned to nothing more than a bike trail. One day, 30 years ago SD40-2s, E units, and the Hiawatha rolled over the mighty concrete structure. Jer and myself pause in silence... (more)
Working inside the heart of a magical machine. Not too often does any railroader get a chance to work fully inside an enclosed locomotive. Let alone an F unit. The covered wagons are a thing of ye... (more)
1940? Maybe 1950? Or could it be 1960? It isn't any of those. Its actually 2008.
Brushing off a fresh falling of snow.
Stan holds on to the ladder of the '04 while he concentrates on the road ahead.
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)
10 mph is the speed limit though Pullman, and the F sure isn't going to go any faster.
The crippled Highball moves north to Rosalia at a restricted speed of 10mph. On the rear is the hopper that sepereated the train with the rest of the derailment. As seen a Railroad: Mid America Rail Car Leasing - MRLXLocomotive: EMD FP9Location: Rosalia, Washington, USALocomotive #: MRLX 6304Train ID: The HighballPhoto Date: February 04, 2009
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)
Stan and his trains.
Rolling across the Kamiaken Street grade crossing.
A cold, snow night on the Palouse.
Moving around storage cars on the south end of the W&I
Sub-freezing conditions and some wild weather in the afternoon give away to blue skies and sun in the evening. The '04 has been drifting lately, if you couldn't already tell.
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)