The sun finally peeks thru the overcast ceiling as a westbound on the Montana Rail Link rolls somewhere east of Sandpoint.
A BNSF "Boeing Special" heads west along the shores of Lake Pend Oreille and under the ex-Northern Pacific cantilever which stands guard at the east end of Hope siding. These B737 fusela... (more)
BNSF 6621 kicks up snow as it crosses the Pack River Fill along Lake Pend Oreille. Up front are empty Boeing loads returning to the midwest for new Boeing fuselages. An overnight snow storm has du... (more)
Winter in the Idaho Panhandle! A westbound coal train headed for the Centralia, WA coal-fired power plant is seen racing along the north shore of Lake Pend Oreille between Hope and Kootenai on a f... (more)
One of BNSF's finest looking units leads a loaded grain train under the endangered ex-Northern Pacific cantilever signal bridge which guards the east end of 8,845ft Hope siding on MRL's 4th Subdiv... (more)
One of a number of westbound earthworms to travel the Montana Rail Link 4th Subdivision between Laurel, MT and Sandpoint, ID on a daily basis is seen dashing through the snow between Clark Fork an... (more)
A westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe grain train rumbles past the east switch at Hope, Idaho, on September 4, 2003.
What a view! Westbound grain loads roll by my new vacation home and under the classic Northern Pacific cantilever guarding the east end of Hope siding during an unforecast snowfall in the northern... (more)
Despite most weather forecasts saying otherwise, January 2nd was a crystal clear day in the Idaho Panhandle. On this spectacular day, a westbound unit grain train rumbles across the Pack River Fil... (more)
A unit coal train kicks up powder along the chilly northern shore of Lake Pend Oreille in the Idaho Panhandle, nearing the end of its westward journey across MRL's 4th Subdivision.
A rare sight: MRL SD70ACe's in Idaho! Despite Montana Rail Link's mainline extending nearly 40 miles into Idaho and then crews running another 50+ miles over BNSF trackage to Washington, it... (more)
A grab-bag of BNSF power hustles an eastbound manifest across the Pack River Fill on the north shore of Lake Pend Oreille, just a few miles into their long trek over MRL's 4th Sub.
Curving along the shore of Lake Pend Oreille just west of Hope, Idaho, is a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe grain train on September 4, 2003.
Three H3's hustle an empty unit coal train east over the Pack River Fill on the north shore of Lake Pend Oreille during a light December snowfall.
A westbound manifest begins its journey along Lake Pend Oreille as it leans into a superelevated curve between Clark Fork and Hope on a beautiful summer afternoon.