Mid America Rail Car Leasing (MRLX) EMD FP9 painted in classy Southern Pacific black widow colors rests in the small yard at Marshall, Washington, on May 15, 2010, while working for Washington & I... (more)
At the time, WIR would run south out of Marshall on day one, work the south end with two jobs on day two, then combine and run back north on day three. This is day three, with a good size train h... (more)
I've had a few "For The Books" chases in my lifetime thus far, and this was one of them. Didn't know it was gonna happen, didn't think it was gonna be this good (and would be too long f... (more)
MRLX 56 built in 1949 for the Bangor & Aroostook Railroad dead in tow passes the Saratoga Station before tying on the rest on the train. The BL2 is bound for North Creek and will join the Saratoga... (more)
A full moon, the Big Dipper and single street light bring to life a nocturnal scene along the Washington & Idaho Railway, depicting MRLX, the forlorn sister to famed "Black Widow" 6304, awaiting r... (more)
Broken under the stars. Sitting in the late evening warmth, the '11 awaits her day when she'll be working again. This trip to Rosalia shows the unit back together, but still no signs of mov... (more)
On the nose! After her day out on the rails, the '04 is coupled to the '16 and shut down for the day.
6304 is passing the static steam locomotive, just out of camera range, at Scenic Six Park.
All Aboard! The first passenger train on the Palouse in decades loads its final passengers in Plaza before departing to Marshall. In the background, the W&I has WIR 20 standing by just in c... (more)
The last trip down the line Looking down the end of the line, only a few thousand track feet to the end of the former Pullman-Colfax line. Coming to a halt, the FP9 becomes the final locomo... (more)
A first since Amtrak was born! All cleaned and polished, the 04' leads The Washington & Idaho VIP passenger special between Plaza and Marshall, making it the first passenger train on the li... (more)