Curving along the shore of Lake Pend Oreille just west of Hope, Idaho, is a westbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe grain train on September 4, 2003.
It's the day after Thanksgiving and rather than shopping I'm out on Friday morning chasing trains. It 11 degrees as this eastbound manifest nears the town of Bancroft, Idaho.
A former Canadian National locomotive, now painted in Southern Pacific's "Black Widow" scheme, begins its climb up Sunshine Hill as it departs Moscow, Idaho. The string of empties it ha... (more)
Two UP geeps, one ex-SP and one ex-DRGW, arrive at Plummer Jct. with the tri-weekly turn from Spokane and meets up with its counterpart St. Maries River Railroad train to exchange the days traffic... (more)
Union Pacific's Engineering Special departing Sandpoint in grand fashion as it crosses the Pend Oreille River after sunset.
Eastbound train on the WI&M with 13 empty centerbeam flats for loading at the Bennett Lumber mill in Princeton, ID.
BNSF Coeur d'Alene local returning to the Spokane yard. The train is running on the former NP Ft. Sherman Branch, crossing the UP (ex-Spokane International) mainline at Grand Junction, ID. This ju... (more)
Not sure what this is, but it has seen better days! It carries the number CP 19 on the other end. Seen at the Eastern Idaho RR point at Twin Falls, ID. WAMX 3922 is also present.
BNSF 6774 west is seen here racing across granite loop rd near Athol, ID with a work train. Soon the train will travel over the NP Fill and through the Athol Cut. The train consisted of Ballast ho... (more)
From a vantage point on a narrow rocky precipice high above, a westbound BNSF intermodal train is seen twisting through the rocky confines of the Kootenai River Gorge between Katka and Crossport o... (more)
ZKCBR blasts by the Shoshone depot that proudly displays an Overland Route herald above the door.
The brakeman steps off the eastbound WI&M Local to line the switch for dropping three empty hoppers at the Kennedy Ford elevator.
BNSF 4723, the Microsoft Train Simulator engine, leads the Z-CHCPTL west on the BNSF Spokane Sub at Athol, ID. Here it is racing across Granite Loop Rd.
Two BNSF Warbonnet GE's lead a Marion, SD to Interbay, WA grain train over Lake Pend Orielle on a warm Summer morning.