One of the few times in my life where any living creature has found me more interesting than a passing freight train.
Winding Road: Washington & Idaho's "Highball" heads south near Spangle, Washington on an early spring day in April, 2011. Leading the train is a GP16, GP30 and FP9.
Out in the wide open, the '16 and her train get up to the 25mph track speed. In the background, Upper Columbia Academy houses 9-12 grade students.
Pushing hard on the throttle south out of Spangle, the '16 startles a few ponies.
Having just picked up GP16 316, the Washington & Idaho "Highball," digs in and notches out at Spangle, Wash. on the afternoon of April 8, 2011.
The Palouse: The grips of a long winter are finally loosening on the Palouse of eastern Washington and blue skies and green grass are a welcome sight on this spring day in April 2011. In c... (more)
Leaving the yard. Sprawled out behind the slowly advancing BNSF grainer, the 20 bumbles around the yard with two tankers in tow, fresh from down the line. The small, weedy yard is perfect f... (more)
Heading into the sunset.
Washington State University! Pausing at UP Junction, James the engineer waits for the go ahead signal from his conductor, who is securing the Kamiaken Street crossing. Having started school... (more)
Matt Farnsworth takes a training ride on the whenever-it-feels-like-it Highball on the W&I. On the chase, the roles seem a lit... (more)
The Highball highballs north on the outskirts of Garfield.
The president of his domain. Rolling out of Palouse Yard, Stan eyes his load of dried peas, waiting for it to pass the derail before resetting the safety device. The boxcar of Palouse peas will he... (more)
MRLX 6311 is getting some work done before joining 6304 up & down the mainline.
Combined trains from Palouse & Moscow head north to Marshall, making some good track speed with the throttle open.