UP 7900 leads an eastbound manifest through Mountain Home, ID with a CSX ES40DC third out.
UP 8364 leads a westbound manifest out of Caldwell in the midst of the golden hour.
UP 8781 leads an eastbound intermodal out of the Snake River Canyon.
Quite possibly the longest distance manifest on the UP system, a manifest bound from CORP in Eugene, OR to Bailey Yard in North Platte, Nebraska, begins ascending the grade between Baker City and ... (more)
A westbound loaded oil train climbs up Bozeman Pass with the background mountains shadowed by a passing storm.
In an insanely rare move that I've only caught once in my twelve years of railfanning (this time), we see the sole active unit on the Oregon Eastern division of the Wyoming and Colorado Railroad, ... (more)
On a remarkably clear late-spring day in 2018, an eastbound intermodal crosses the soon-to-be-doubletracked bridge across Lake Pend Oreille into Sandpoint, Idaho with 3 GEs, each displaying one of... (more)
Having only been in Oregon for a few minutes, Amtrak 14 races along at track speed headed for its station stop in Klamath Falls with a pair of remarkably clean P42DC units. Also worth noting - 140... (more)
Urban railroading in the Treasure Valley. The old UP Boise Cutoff that once hosted at least two passenger trains per day, but now all that remains (for now) is this typically 15-20 car local, loco... (more)
"Building Will Not Clear Man On Car", the sign at the side of Old U.S. 95 reads, on a spur track leading into a local industry in Naples, Idaho, as a hotshot Chicago-Portland Z train fli... (more)
On a cool morning in Sandpoint, Idaho, many birds are already out and encircling the marina by air as an empty eastbound grain train crosses the bridge.
A ratty-looking UP SD60 still in original paint and its second number sits by the terminal in Nampa. If you look really closely, you can see the old number, which started with "6", showi... (more)
UP 844 leads the Boise Turn westbound near Glenns Ferry.
A loaded ash train heads west through Kuna. The horn on 5475 is absolutely beautiful.
In the midst of a heavy snowstorm, an empty eastbound UP ash train just received a new crew. This is the heaviest snowstorm Idaho has experienced in over 30 years, and the main tracks are barely v... (more)