SOU 630 shows some good steam in the chilly North Carolina morning.
NS 9742 wakes up the church pews as it rises over the grade at Wilsons.
Ex-CR NS 3428 with engineer Josh C. and conductor Joey wait make their way along the siding as 16T approaches with engineer Brandon B on a beautiful winter day.
The W&I's usual power set of MRLX 6304 and WIR 20 rest at the switch for the Wilsion siding that serves McGregor Fertilizers. In the background, the recently renovated University of Idaho Kibbie ... (more)
1940? Maybe 1950? Or could it be 1960? It isn't any of those. Its actually 2008.
Brushing off a fresh falling of snow.
Tie er down! Don't let the power set up fool you, the #20 lead the train on this day, albeit long hood forward. You know it's spring in the Palouse when the #20 and 6304 start bringing long trai... (more)
Draped in snow and ice, this Southern Pacific in costume only unit is quite used to winter, having spent years battling Canadian snows having been built for CN. Once it pulled passenger trains fo... (more)
The textures, grime, and shapes of railroading. Brakes are set on the resting '16 while it spends the night a few feet from Idaho. The fertilizer hoppers delivered today will be unloaded by mornin... (more)
As seen at sunset, this spider has made his home on a trestle. It will be only temporary though, as the next train that comes through will tear that web to shreds.
2008 is it? When it's not running Amtrak specials, this FP9 sometimes hauls freight for the W&I, such as this C&W hoper full of fertilizer.
Haze from the just started 4204 drifts over the other two units in the consist, including an ex VIA Rail FP9. The 4204 has been purchased by W&I, but has not been repainted yet.
9328 heads for Shire Oaks with a train of empty NORX hoppers. The bridge above the train is the Union RR's line to Clairton.