While a nice storm cell approaches, the Plummer Turn waits for the UP to show up after they dropped their loads at the interchange.The track to the right was the mainline of the Milwaukee Road's P... (more)
While slowly crossing the massive bridge over Lake Benewah, which interrupts the thick pine forests along the route, you'll notice the conductor has come out and is talking with the fisherman belo... (more)
Former Milwaukee Road GP9's moving cars on basically the only surviving part of the Milwaukee Roads Pacific Coast extension...Such a cool railroad... will need to make time to come back here again... (more)
St. Maries River Railroad #103 leads an eastbound freight of interchanged empty box cars and A frames from the Union Pacific back to St. Maries, Idaho in September of 2015.
St. Maries River Railroad #102 leads a westbound freight of finished lumber along the St. Joe River west of St. Maries in September of 2015. Forest Fires in Idaho and Montana created the blue haze... (more)
St. Maries River Railroad 102 leads a westbound train of 13 cars of finished lumber across the Renslow Trestle on Lake Benewah. Forest Fires in Idaho and Montana created a blue haze in the sky.
The Saint Maries was a special treat to see run. Hauling raw logs on the former Milwaukee track-age with ex Milwaukee locomotives. The consist for the train is Saint Maries 101 and 103.
Just a few miles from completing its round trip to Clarkia and back, the "Branch Train" as it was known to train crews rolls down the St. Maries River Valley on a warm summer evening. Sa... (more)
Nearing the end of its run from St. Maries to Plummer, ID, the St. Maries River Railroad train descends the grade into Plummer Jct. along Plummer Creek to interchange with Union Pacific. UP's bran... (more)
X-Milwaukee Road GP9, STMA 103 tiptoes its train across Benewah Lake trestle on the former Milwaukee Road mainline as it heads west from St. Maries to Plummer, ID to interchange cars with the Unio... (more)
St. Maries River Railroad #102 crosses Pedee Creek on its way to the UP interchange in Plummer.
St. Maries River Railroad's Plummer Turn strolls West on the former Milwaukee Transcon, and over the Pedee Creek, the highest operating railroad trestle in Idaho.
St. Maries River Railroad 102 and 103 lead a long train of empty cars across the Peedee trestle on a 1% downgrade on its way back to St. Maries from the UP interchange at Plummer. The GP9s are ex-... (more)
The St. Maries River Railroad's Branch Train heads south up the railroad's namesake river between St. Maries and Lotus with a long train of log flats heading to Clarkia for loading.
The two ex-Milwaukee GP9's powering today's STMA "Switcher" are spewing out a cloud of exhaust as they pull a healthy train of 23 loads of lumber westward down the St. Joe River valley, ... (more)