An eastbound manifest swings south at Jennings leaving the Kootenai for the Fisher River. Jennings was selected as the beginning point for Great Northern's Libby Bypass in 1965 with today's mainli... (more)
BNSF No. 7336 leading a unit train, rolls alongside the Kootenai River as it nears Libby Montana.
I spent the night between the refreshing waters of the Kootenai River and the railroad tracks. A morning cup of coffee was much enhanced by the appearance of BNSF 8299 East plying its lengthy path... (more)
BNSF 8411 slows an eastbound empty grain train for a meet at Fisher River on the west slope headed toward the Flathead tunnel on a balmy and nearly snowless early February day. The lead unit appea... (more)
A BNSF empty grain train rolls east at Kootenai Falls, MT along the Kootenai River. Spring-like temperatures have taken care of snow in the valleys in this area. The Kootenai valley is the lowest ... (more)
Dreamers: In 2012, a steam locomotive restoration takes a lot of time, money and talent to get done. Far too often restoration efforts flounder due to a lack of one of these things. But the... (more)
41. The age of this sign matches the age of this whole area of western Montana. This the third landscape transformation of my trip just in Montana.
SP #4449 rounds the bend at Fisher River Siding on an epic journey through Great Northern's former High Line just West of Trego, Montana.
SP 4449 speeds eastward between Troy and Libby, now in the Big Sky state of Montanta.
Loaded Grain Train passing Libby