On a beautiful late afternoon, with a BNSF engine leading two NS Stallions, a BNSF stack winds its way out of the Kootenai River Gorge in route to Bonners Ferry, Sandpoint and the west coast.
“Kootenai Zag-Zig” ~ Yup. I do manage to get out in “ideal” weather conditions from time-to-time as on this splendid May day this year. Looking north, I’m poised on a 400-foot east bank precipice ... (more)
An eastbound Z train led by four shiny Evolution Series GE's catches some of the last sunlight in the Kootenai Gorge as it cruises upriver on the ex-GN water-grade route through the mountains of t... (more)
While the majority of railfans in the Northwest were busy flocking toward the Columbia Gorge for 4449's excursion to Bend, OR, my father and I headed east to the Kootenai River Gorge with a specta... (more)
As the last minutes of sunlight shine into the Kootenai River Gorge, the DPU's on a heavy unit train of Bakken crude oil trail the consist of oil tank cars westward beneath the steep slopes and ro... (more)
With the sunlight fading fast at the end of a long summer day, a westbound oil train navigates the Kootenai River Gorge between Katka and Crossport at the northernmost location on BNSF's entire No... (more)
A pair of ES44's lead a heavy unit crude oil train westward through the rock cliffs and tunnels in the Kootenai River Gorge between Katka and Crossport, Idaho. The train is traversing the northern... (more)
On the longest day of the year, a perfectly timed unit grain train catches the first minutes of light as it traverses the northernmost mile on BNSF's northern mainline. Here in the Kootenai River ... (more)