CP 8726 leads a westbound UP grain train into Dover, ID on the former GN mainline. The train will exit the GN line and resume travel on the former Spokane International at Dover.
POVA 1745 leads its train towards the junction with Union Pacific at Dover, ID on its way from Newport, WA to Sand Point, ID to interchange traffic with BNSF. It will wait for over two hours to ac... (more)
Heading west toward Sandpoint along the Pend Oreille River is a Pend Oreille Valley Railroad freight between Laclede and Dover, Idaho, on October 12, 2017. The short line operates on a portion of ... (more)
Right behind the caboose of a Milwaukee Road westbound arriving at Avery comes a railroad speeder. The railroad had speeders follow its freights as a way to put out fires started by sparks from th... (more)
The crew on POVA 1745 waits, then waits some more for Union Pacific to move two freights through Dover before they can get on the UP (former Great Northern) for the last lap into Sand Point, ID an... (more)
A beautiful fall day finds the Funnel full of trains, some of which are parked. BNSF 3993 is on the point of a loaded oil train sitting idle after just re-crewing with a relief crew to get it to H... (more)
UP 5524 leads a quartet of GEs and an empty Canpotex train across the Pend Oreille River at Dover, ID west of Sand Point, ID. Dover is a junction with the Pend Oreille Valley Ry. which operates fr... (more)
The crew of Milwaukee Road Little Joe E79 talks strategy as they switch cars for another freight before leading a second 262 out of Avery over St. Paul Pass and the Bitterroot Mountains. Avery Yar... (more)
UP 8953 (SD70AH) and UP 3040 (SD70ACe-T4) lead a short officer car special over the American Falls Dam. The special departed Twin Falls with UP and WATCO executives to Minidoka. From there, the ex... (more)
A short work train led solely by the UP 4059 makes its way east near McCammon, Idaho.
UP 6298 leads the LCF50 past the American Falls damn on its way back to Pocatello.
Valley VistaPassing the brightly-painted barn at Valley Vista Ranch is a westbound BNSF grain train west of Cocolalla, Idaho, on February 8, 2016.
STMA #103 crawls across the rebuilt section of the Benewah Lake bridge with a 21 car Plummer Turn in tow.
Following a September with record rainfall for the region, October of 2016 brought some spectacular fall colors to my home turf. Eager for some sightseeing, my girlfriend and I ventured north to m... (more)