On the evening of June 29, 2022 CSXMRBG239F pulled up to the CSXMRBG224F after it had stalled out on Winston Hill outside of Townsend, Montana. The 7283 is the lead engine of the train on the left... (more)
The Holbrook Turn is headed back to Snowflake, hauling about 40 empty tanks cars destined for rehab that it picked up from the BNSF interchange at Holbrook. Apache runs maybe once a week now-a-da... (more)
The railroad is owned by Searles Valley Minerals. The company produces borax, boric acid, soda ash, salt cake, and salt and interchanges with the Union Pacific Railroad at Searles Station outside ... (more)
MRL's Night Gas local crosses the Jocko River, a Flathead River tributary, in Ravalli. Picture taken from the Highway 200 overpass. The train runs pretty much daily leaving Missoula in the late af... (more)
MRL's Night Gas local out near Perma, MT along the Flathead River. The train runs pretty much daily leaving Missoula in the late afternoon, running to Thompson Falls where a transfer is made to a... (more)
A Hinkle to Pocatello manifest mounts the grade up the side of Telocaset Hill out of Union, Oregon.
An Eastport, ID to Hinkle, OR freight rolls along the south shoreline in the Wallula Gap area of the Columbia River late one afternoon.
"Please Pass the Grain"
At Ruston (Tacoma) Amtrak Cascades train 505 steps by a grain train which was waiting for a spot at the TEMCO facility. Mount Rainier in the distance.
A North Platte to Hinkle manifest freight climbs the Blue Mountains, railroad west of Hilgard, OR.
A Chicago to Brooklyn Yard (PDX) Z train glides by the waiting MPDNP23 at Nolin in the pastoral farming valley between Rieth and Echo Oregon.
An eastbound Wallula, WA - Alberta, MN grain empty nears the top of Providence Hill in Eastern WA under a Puffy-cloud sky.
An eastbound Seattle-Chicago stack train crosses the Klickitat River via an SP&S 1908 vintage open-spandrel concrete arch bridge. The highway bridge above the railroad is Washington SR 14.
A clean T4 ACe rolls its Ogden-Portland train down the Columbia River at the Deschutes River crossing. While the sky was cloudless, daytime temperatures were in the low thirties and two days afte... (more)
Hugging the cliffs along the North Bank, heading back to Seattle with empty garbage containers from the Roosevelt land fill.
Winding around one of Maryhill Winery's vineyards along the north bank of the Columbia River.