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)
As a thick morning fog begins to finally lift off of Sandpoint, Idaho, a westbound BNSF grain train makes the long trek across the bridge over Lake Pend Oreille on September 27, 2008.
An eastbound Union Pacific grain train crosses Reverse Hill at Hammett, Idaho, on January 21, 2013.
An eastbound BNSF empty coal train heads across the Clark Fork at appropriately-named Clark Fork, Idaho, on February 4, 2016.
BNSF 6634 rolls a Z train west at Granite, east of Athol, ID on the way into Hauser Yard for a crew change. This area is part of a major line relocation done by Northern Pacific to improve their m... (more)