Washington & Idaho SD40-2 WRIX 3000 and SD9 WRIX 602 lead a train load of propane cars through Oakesdale, WA past the historic mill there. At 10 mph, the train's crew will spend a full work day ge... (more)
Washington & Idaho SD40-2 WRIX 3000 and SD9 WRIX 602 are parked on the mainline at McCoy, WA where it was left by the prior crew from Marshall, WA. A new crew will soon forward this train of loade... (more)
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)
An SP-decorated ex-CN F-9Au and partner, an ex-C&O GP-30m, get a roll on a half-dozen or so newly loaded grain cars, heading north along the former NP Palouse & Lewiston branch. A spring snow squ... (more)
Eastbound train on the WI&M with 13 empty centerbeam flats for loading at the Bennett Lumber mill in Princeton, ID.
WIR #20, the trusty old GP30 brings fertilizer loads into town. The short train is crossing the Palouse River, on the north side of the town of the same name.
One of the few times in my life where any living creature has found me more interesting than a passing freight train.
Hot rail! Fixing a pull-a-part on continuous weld rail requires a few tools and a lot of fire.
Big things come in big packages! A week before Christmas, we're moving an early gift for the city of Moscow: a 600,000 pound transformer! Moved on a special 12-axle depressed flat, the new ... (more)
The southbound W&I Highball passing under old highway 195.
Winding Road: Washington & Idaho's "Highball" heads south near Spangle, Washington on an early spring day in April, 2011. Leading the train is a GP16, GP30 and FP9.
Out in the wide open, the '16 and her train get up to the 25mph track speed. In the background, Upper Columbia Academy houses 9-12 grade students.
Pushing hard on the throttle south out of Spangle, the '16 startles a few ponies.
Having just picked up GP16 316, the Washington & Idaho "Highball," digs in and notches out at Spangle, Wash. on the afternoon of April 8, 2011.
The Palouse: The grips of a long winter are finally loosening on the Palouse of eastern Washington and blue skies and green grass are a welcome sight on this spring day in April 2011. In c... (more)