On a glorious afternoon a westbound grain train comes whining downgrade in dynamic as it exits Shed No.6 on its steep descent from Marias Pass to the Flathead River valley.
High on the west slope of Marias Pass the 4439 West exits Shed No.8 with a long manifest. The air is pure, the sun is warm and the railroad action quite decent on this August afternoon.
A westbound manifest led by BNSF 4396 winds its way down from Marias Pass, assuredly in dynamic. The need for slide protection fences is evident here, where Empire Builder James J. Hill carved the... (more)
After chasing the 4302 East all morning there was a dearth of westbound traffic as now preferred with the inexorable movement of the sun. I called the Snow Slip Inn and asked them to keep the baco... (more)
Shoving hard against the 1046 East, a pair of Essex helpers are about to dive into Shed No. 8.
A westbound intermodal outfit squeals through the tight curve at Windy Point as it descends the grade from Marias Pass.