Little nuggets of gold waving in the breeze: This is the bread that feeds the railroads of the Palouse.
After setting out two cars in St. John, Palouse River & Coulee City's empty grain train completes its horseshoe-shaped journey through Pleasant Valley, approaching the summit of the northerly ridg... (more)
Most of the branch lines in the Palouse were built with a "path of least resistance" philosophy: If an obstacle was encountered, find a way go around it or over it. This becomes abundantly clear ... (more)
Off to the races! A trio of horses gallop alongside a loaded grain train near Sunset, Washington, in the heart of the Palouse region. A late harvest brought on by unusually wet spring wea... (more)
"Back ten to a hook." Joe, outfitted with the essential railroader accessories of steel-toe boots, switch keys, radio and lit cigarette, informs the engineer that it's safe to shove toward ... (more)
Up, up and away! Spooked by the approaching grain shuttle, a heron takes flight away from its hunting grounds along the Palouse River.
Mornings in the Palouse are well-known for the interplay of light and shadow amongst the hills that so readily identify the region. Incomprehensibly vast acreages of cultivated fields supply the ... (more)
Breakfast of champions: Engineer Larry concentrates on the picture in the mirror as he runs long hood forward south towards Willada. His preferred snack of chips and Tabasco, visible perc... (more)
On a quiet Sunday in the heart of Washington's Palouse region, PCC 2353 and BAR 360 are parked at the grain elevator at Sunset, near the end of the PCC's PV Sub. In two days, a PCC crew will take... (more)