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)
On the snowless and balmy winter day of February 25, 2015, a westbound BNSF coal train crosses the Clark Fork at Clark Fork, Idaho, on Montana Rail Link’s scenic Fourth Subdivision.
BNSF 8278 brings empty auto racks east at Denton, Idaho near the border with Montana.
WAMX 4040 and mate 4041, both wearing a "20 Years of Committed Excellence" logo, make way west toward Twin Falls with a short freight.
A westbound BNSF vehicle train slams through Oden between Hope and Kootenai, Idaho, on February 4, 2016. The train will soon reach BNSF rails at Sandpoint Junction for the trip to Spokane on the “... (more)
Though Summer is in full swing in the small town of Sandpoint, boats still sit in the local marina, awaiting a call out to sea, er, Lake Pend Oreille. An empty portable pipeline crosses over Sand ... (more)
An intermodal passes over a small bridge in the town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Though out of scene, two couples are observing the passing train from their boats.
A Roger Puta Photograph
One of my favorite locations along Union Pacific's 51 mile Cache Valley Branch is this group of bridges found in Franklin, Idaho. Nine sets of wood pilings cross the Cub River on wood decking whil... (more)
An ex-CNW AC4400CW shoves on the rear of this westbound grain train on Union Pacific's Oregon Short Line.
As the first golden rays of sun begin shining through the treetops, a westbound unit grain train races across the massive fill and into the rock cut at Granite, Idaho on "The Funnel". So... (more)
UP 8217 (GE ES44AC) pushes its stack train into the setting sun at Mountain Home, ID.
A westbound BNSF freight passes the calm waters of Denton Slough between Hope and Clark Fork, Idaho, on a pleasant September 19, 2008.
A westbound manifest with a couple brand new Boeing 737 fuselages on the head end crosses the Clark Fork in the river's namesake town.
The Aurora Borealis! For years I've waited to see it, spending hours on "Aurora tracking" websites in hopes of there being an Aurora storm at the right time and with clear skies. Finally, o... (more)