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Station stop Spokane,the conductor with his two way radio protects the rear end of the train from the rear door window of the last coach car on the Amtrak # 8 Empire Builder. Outside the Yardmaster hoops orders to the arriving # 28 that has come up from Portland its engine will be uncoupled then...
CPR 8934 on the point of a northbound empty grainer approaches the old US Rte 2/95 grade crossing at Deep Creek,Idaho.The train is passing under the BNSF Kootenai River Sub main a ways behind the power.It is headed for the border at Eastport,ID on the UP Spokane Sub.
UP 8281 followed by CEFX 1042 lead a northbound empty potash train thru Sandpoint,ID at MP 75.0 on the UP Spokane Sub.This at the UP Boyer Av crossing.The BNSF Boyer Av crossing is a few hundred yards to the north.
Normally #7 rolls across the Spokane river East of Spokane in the middle of the night. On 2/3/2011 they were 13 hours late, making this picture possible. 2 of the 3 P42 units failed enroute, requiring the assistance of clean BNSF 5299.
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