Just after sunrise, a late-running Amtrak Empire Builder crosses Indian Canyon Bridge just a few miles out of Spokane.
Check this out. Ex-PRR 5808 wears quasi-SP "Daylight" colors at the now-defunct John Ryan DDS office. The locomotive (named in a nod to the equally-defunct railroad that ran between Spok... (more)
Roaring up the .6% grade on the old GN mainline between Spokane and Sandpoint (which is torn up from here to Newport), the Chewelah Turn heads for home.
I'm not sure if I took this one or if David Klawunder took it. Can't figure out where I stashed the slide. East Spokane UP yards in the early 70's - if I were to guess, I'd saw about 1972. If I... (more)
Eastbound grain empties climb out of the Hangman Creek valley into Spokane along the original Northern Pacific route at Empire Siding.
The Mainstreeter not too long before the end.
A WB BNSF stack train is snaking through Sunset Jct and heading for the Columbia River Sub, with one or two more crew changes to go before reaching it's destination in Seattle or
Seven GP9s and GP9Bs lead a Spokane International train out of Spokane Yard.
It is the summer of 1982. A local freight near Spokane is lead by BN 1744 (ex NP 306), followed by BN 1764 (ex. GN 703), BN 1839 (ex, GN 687) and another geep.
Crude oil from North Dakota traverses the high line into Marshall Canyon.
The Empire Builder's Portland section power takes a side track near the station while the Seattle section joins the two section to create a proper train.