Spring has almost sprung in the rolling wheatfields of the Palouse, where the last gasps of snowfall melt away in muddy ditches along the former Northern Pacific P&L branch from Marshall to Pullma... (more)
Big things come in big packages! A week before Christmas, we're moving an early gift for the city of Moscow: a 600,000 pound transformer! Moved on a special 12-axle depressed flat, the new ... (more)
Winding Road: Washington & Idaho's "Highball" heads south near Spangle, Washington on an early spring day in April, 2011. Leading the train is a GP16, GP30 and FP9.
Out in the wide open, the '16 and her train get up to the 25mph track speed. In the background, Upper Columbia Academy houses 9-12 grade students.
Pushing hard on the throttle south out of Spangle, the '16 startles a few ponies.
Having just picked up GP16 316, the Washington & Idaho "Highball," digs in and notches out at Spangle, Wash. on the afternoon of April 8, 2011.
After setting out a few dozen empty grain hoppers and WIR 20 at Spangle, a W&I grain shuttle (with BNSF road power) works southward through the fertile Palouse toward its ultimate destination at O... (more)
A first since Amtrak was born! All cleaned and polished, the 04' leads The Washington & Idaho VIP passenger special between Plaza and Marshall, making it the first passenger train on the li... (more)
The wheat has been harvested, and now it's up to Burlington Northern's Highball Turn to bring it to market: Five GP's lug a northbound train of hoppers through the Palouse hills into Spangle.
The rear DPU of Washington & Idaho's "Big Train" whine in B5ish going down the very visible 1% grade into Spangle. This special BNSF/W&I train gives Palouse wheat farmers a cheap, efficient way to... (more)
Washingtion & Idaho train heads north towards Spangle and eventually Marshal. I don't know if the engineer will ever see this, but is he does, I want to say thank you, he gave me one heck of a ch... (more)
Washingtion & Idaho train headed north bound towards Marshal.
PCC 2353 leads a northbound with 41 cars.