Kids scream in excitement (which is very loud inside a tunnel) with the approaching MAX.
The PSLUT makes its turn north and heads towards downtown Portland.
And you thought dodging fellow students between classes was hard! This might be coolest college campus ever (except Central Washington University where the Milwaukee Road cut the campus in two). P... (more)
This is Ray's favorite section of the Streetcar line. As a man from the MAX system where he could push 55mph, he loves "opening her up and seeing how fast she'll go". This straight section is the ... (more)
The world reflects off Jeramey's glasses while he eases down the old F unit to a steady 2.9mph to grab a boxcar that BNSF wants back. A note on Mitch Goldman's comments on my last in-cab shot of t... (more)
Two ancient units howl up to the top of the hill outside Palouse on a reasonable day. I believe this is the highest point on the W&I.
All action has come to a stop near the summit. Some water valve tripped on 6304 and sent the entire train into emergency. A few seconds earlier, 6304 and 4204 were working hard in run-8 to pull it... (more)
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.
Its a beautiful, but cold, spring day in the Palouse. A historical unit greets an equally historical homestead. The rolling hills of the fertile Palouse give way to the "Moscow Mountains" in the d... (more)
Spring time in the Palouse! The wheat is starting to green our otherwise brown hills. In a few months, the hills will be nothing but bright gold. Bennett Lumber has loaded a record 15 centerbeam c... (more)
Jeramey eases the train into a cut of tank cars that need to be pushed off the main line. Stan waits while the coupling is being made.
The 4204 jumps into run-8 while crossing over Viola Road to go up the final grade to Palouse.
This may be a wedge shot, but how many wedgies do you see with an FP9 painted in Southern Pacific coupled to a GP30? The W&I pauses in Belmont to pick up a tank car that Procor wants back.
Its a busy time on the Washington & Idaho. Over in Moscow, the demand for fertilizer is so high they need to run two trains each week from the north. PCC 4204 heads north today with a string of em... (more)
The snow is melting and the wheat is turning the hills a nice shade of green in the Palouse. All of W&I's power is on display hauling a heavy 12-car fertilizer train to Moscow.