RailPictures.Net Photo: 103 St. Maries River Railroad EMD GP9 at Alder Creek, Idaho by Eric Williams
 
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St. Maries River Railroad (more..)
EMD GP9 (more..)
Bridge EE506 (more..)
Alder Creek, Idaho, USA (more..)
October 20, 2008
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103 (more..)
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Eric Williams (more..)
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At first glance, this train appears to be a caboose hop crossing the St. Maries River. Coupled behind the caboose are 35 center-beam cars that were picked up at the Union Pacific interchange and are destined for storage at the end of the line at Sherwin Pass. This was the first group of a 500 car contract that the railroad had with the UP. With no run-around track at the end of the line, the caboose was needed as a back-up platform for several miles past the Clarkia yard. Once the train arrived at Clarkia, the locomotives ran around the train and pushed up the hill from there. This bridge, EE506, was not easy to get to as it required miles of 4-wheeling and then a 2 mile walk along the tracks, but was worth it since trains will never run here again.
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