The hand of an artist.
Back on the Palouse, with no light rail or streetcars for me to photograph, I guess it's time to head out from under the wire back into diesel country *sigh*. Working around Marshall means two dif... (more)
Jer rocks 17,600 horses into Run-8 to get comfortable with his new power and for a little bit of fun. Traveling light, they can rapidly accelerate. Through the window, a fraction of the available ... (more)
Tacoma's rolling techno rave sports a little holiday cheer from its mars light and numberboard. Sometimes, even a big government transit agency can have a sense of humor. Tonight, most of the New ... (more)
After spending goodness knows how long stuck in customs and BNSF's "competent" hands, W&I's newest leased power is finally in Marshall along with a matching ex-CN track geometry car. She doesn't h... (more)
At nearly a crawl the engines roar as this coal train picks up speed.
With all these snow shots, we forget about the heat of summer. A loaded BNSF grainer rolls west out of Spokane towards Portland for export.
A 7 minute, 17 second exposure allows the world to whirl a little while the W&I switches the old fashion way. Or maybe its a dark FP9 and a photographer armed with a single flash and a lantern. I... (more)
A Pasco-bound manifest negotiates Marshall Canyon behind H1 Dash-9 1037, Warbonnet 826, and very neat SD40u 6309 (ex-ATSF SD40u 5009, nee-ATSF SD40 5009, nee-SD40 1709, built 4/66). Although not ... (more)
A short Union Pacific train heads south through Marshall Canyon behind UP 4348 and 4718 at Marshall, WA. My first visit, just passing through with about 30 minutes to hang around and I get one of ... (more)
Three BNSF locomotives dropped their train west of Marshall and head into the little BNSF portion of the yard to pick up some empty grain cars. Two of the three W&I Railways locomotives spend the ... (more)
Formerly Western Rail 316, Washington & Idaho 316 takes the weekend off and poses for some night rail photography. A special thanks goes out to Stan for setting this up for us!
The sky turns crimson over the Washington and Idaho Railroad's yard as their sleek Southern Pacific unit silently waits to be called into action.
A drag on his cigarette, a tap on the throttle, a final check of the gauges. 78 miles from home. Its 19:00; quitting time.
Bound for Portland