A two-truck Shay steam locomotive sits in Columbia Falls not far away from BNSF's Hi-Line Sub. It's true history is uncertain, some sources identify it as GN 1 or GN 2769, but it's generally agree... (more)
Still sporting Milwaukee Road paint 42 years after being outshopped from EMD La Grange, WAMX 1598 basks in some sunlight in Columbia Falls as a storm clears the area. Built as MILW 475 in 9/1975, ... (more)
A faded and grimy former Northern Pacific SW1200 sits in Columbia Falls with covered stacks awaiting its fate. It was originally built as NP 128 in 7/1955, S/N 20321.
With storm clouds looming overhead, a peek of sunlight illuminates WAMX 3946, a former Union Pacific GP39-2 that, despite being weather-beaten and worn, still proudly wears UP Armour Yellow. Now w... (more)
Webb Assets Management SW1200 1214 pauses from switching moves at Columbia Falls, Montana.
Westbound manifest exits Tunnel Five with a neat power set.
A Mission Mountain Railroad: local works its way north on the afternoon of June 22, 2012. After living in the Flathead Valley for more than a year, I've chased the Mission Mountain a good n... (more)
Mission Mountain SW1500 1501 switches the Plum Creek lumber mill in Columbia Falls, Montana on the afternoon of June 22, 2011.
The Mission Mountain local heads north at Columbia Falls, Montana late on a Friday afternoon in June, 2011.
BNSF 5033 snakes it way through Bad Rock Canyon, on BNSF's Hi-Line Subdivision, between Columbia Falls, and Hungry Horse Montana
4461 leads a eastbound stack through Bad Rock Canyon along the Flathead River.
4 GE's lead a Westbound Z train out of Bad Rock Canyon along the Flathead River.
A set of helpers bring up the rear of this Eastbound Manifest at Columbia Falls.
The Mission Mountain with it's one man crew pulls out of the Plum Creek plywood mill after spotting a boxcar.