In the midst of a heavy snowstorm, an empty eastbound UP ash train just received a new crew. This is the heaviest snowstorm Idaho has experienced in over 30 years, and the main tracks are barely v... (more)
By the early 1990s, finding an active sugar factory in the west that was served by rail was uncommon. The Utah-Idaho Sugar Factory near Nampa, Idaho was operating in business as usual mode in the ... (more)
A few years ago it was mostly SD40-2s. Now it's mostly Dash 8s. I think we're gonna see some of first wide cabs go to the scrapper soon!
A UP merchandise train comes to a temporary halt to allow another train to enter the yard as dozens of SD40-2s await the call to return to service.
A pair of WAMX GP38-3's switches Boise Valley traffic in Union Pacific's Nampa yard while a UP SD70M shuffles intermodal flats.
Boise Valley Railroad 3525 is seen at Nampa, Idaho having arrived from Boise on the former UP branch - 15/09/2010
Big "O", UP pilot conductor out of Nampa, watches for signals ahead while UP steam fireman Rick Braunschweig adjusts the atomizer pressure. The fields west of Nampa are a blur in the early morning... (more)
CLEAR BLOCK! Ed Dickens, UP steam engineer, whistles for a grade crossing west of Nampa, as UP 844 hauling the "Portland Rose" nears 70 mph. Brian, Nampa UP Road Foreman, indicates "Clear B... (more)
The east end of photo ID # 334276, the two SW1500s in the deadline can be seen.
An exCSXT exxC&O geep, along with a GP35 pulls its haul for the day into UP's Nampa Yard. The BVRR took over operations on UP's Boise cut-off late last year. The paint scheme is inspired by the ... (more)
An SD40-2 leads up the massive 2+ mile long line of stored power at Nampa. Models stored are SD40-2, SD50, SD60, SD60M, C40-8, C40-8W, and a pair of SW1500 switchers.
Flags are flying high as the new Boise Valley Railroad takes over operation of the former UP "Boise Cutoff" from the Idaho Northern and Pacific Railroad.
WAMX 3821 leaves town and heads for Boise on Watco's newest shortline operation, the Boise Valley Railroad.
With over 3 miles of stored power, this is a sure sign of the economic downturn.