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  1. WB "Z" at Athol, ID

    WB "Z" at Athol, ID

    Westbound Z train accelerates after being held for a red signal at Athol, ID.
  2. WB "Z" at Boyer West

    WB "Z" at Boyer West

    A westbound Z train climbs into Sandpoint, ID, at Boyer West. My auto-focus choked after this shot, wasn't able to get shot of it splitting the signals!
  3. Sandpoint, ID

    Sandpoint, ID

    Westbound loaded grainer crosses Lake Pend Oreille, one of four that headed west that morning!
  4. chasing the close view

    chasing the close view

    bnsf at Hauser lake ,id
  5. Dust Storm!

    Dust Storm!

    Every Summer Eastern Washington and parts of Idaho endure a dust storm or two. As witnessed by the crew of this westbound at Hauser, Idaho. Dust storms are nasty, they leave a gritty taste in your mouth, and irritates your eyes.
  6. A Snowy March Day

    A Snowy March Day

    A westbound S-CHCSEA skirts the shores of Lake Pend Oreille.
  7. Westbound in the Funnel

    Westbound in the Funnel

    Late on a cold November afternoon north of Sand Point Id.
  8. Funnel sunset

    Funnel sunset

    Long before there was a Funnelfan, there was the funnel fleet--when multitudes of eastbound trains would charge out of Spokane's yardley terminal right before sunset. In 1991, one of the eastbound intermodal trains heels into a curve near Otis Orchards, Washington. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.

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