While driving through the tiny town of Plummer, Idaho today, I noticed that the St. Maries River Railroad's Switcher was in town, but that Union Pacific's Plummer Turn had not arrived yet (the two... (more)
STMA #103 crawls across the rebuilt section of the Benewah Lake bridge with a 21 car Plummer Turn in tow.
An eastbound 4-car St. Maries River Railroad freight crosses Benewah Lake west of St. Maries, Idaho, with early autumn in the air on September 30, 2016. On this day, only GP9 103 was serviceable f... (more)
St. Maries River Railroad's GP9 103 leads a trainload of lumber west toward Plummer, ID and the UP interchange. The train is crossing Pedee Creek trestle on the former Milwaukee Road mainline.
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)
St. Maries River Railroad GP9 103 leads its train west across the Pedee Creek trestle on its way to Plummer Junction and its UP connection. The UP local will be there to meet and exchange cars wit... (more)
St. Maries River Railroad GP9 103 rolls several lumber loads west from St. Maries, ID where Potlatch Corp. and Stimson Timber both depend on the railroad for its outbound lumber mill shipments. Th... (more)
St. Maries River Railroad's turn from St. Maries to Plummer, ID shares the former Milwaukee Road Benewah Lake trestle with as osprey nest as it tiptoes across the former mainline bridge. Due to is... (more)
St. Maries River Railroad GP9 103, a former Milwaukee Road Geep, leaves St. Maries with a westbound train over the former Milwaukee mainline to Plummer, ID where it will interchange with the Union... (more)
STMA's Plummer Turn is on the return to the railroad's namesake town with 29 cars on the drawbars of the two former Milwaukee Road GP9's.
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)
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)
A lengthy Switcher pulled by two ex-Milwaukee GP9's tiptoes across Benewah Trestle on the way to Plummer for interchange with UP. This trestle is on the old Milwaukee Road mainline.
GONE: On the afternoon of Oct. 28, 2008, the log yard at Clarkia, Idaho was a busy place, as the empty St. Maries River Railroad train arrives to pick up another train of logs headed for th... (more)
Westbound headed for the UP interchange at Plummer Id. crosses the trestle over Benewah Lake on what was once the Milwaukee Road main. Both Geeps are ex Milwaukee