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.
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.
2008 is it? When it's not running Amtrak specials, this FP9 sometimes hauls freight for the W&I, such as this C&W hoper full of fertilizer.
EMD's F units had a nose that the gods themselves must have designed.
A small steam locomotive sits at the old NP depot in Pullman, WA and an FP9 on lease to the W&I sits nearby for this weekends train show. This might be a once-in-a-life time opportunity for this p... (more)