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  1. Night  moves

    Night moves

    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...
  2. CPR in the Idaho Panhandle

    CPR in the Idaho Panhandle

    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.
  3. BNSF 972

    BNSF 972

    BNSF C44-9W 972 leads a Westbound Z Train across the viaduct in Spokane Washington, heading for Seattle.
  4. WB Potash at Marshall, WA

    WB Potash at Marshall, WA

    WB UP potash train climbs up Marshall Canyon out of Spokane, WA.
  5. Northbound at Sandpoint,Idaho,bound for the border

    Northbound at Sandpoint,Idaho,bound for the border

    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.
  6. Empire Builder crossing Spokane river

    Empire Builder crossing Spokane river

    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.
  7. Union Pacific Local northbound thru Naples,Idaho

    Union Pacific Local northbound thru Naples,Idaho

    UP 1229 with its short manifest passes thru Naples,Idaho servicing customers along the UP Spokane Sub between Sandpoint and Moyie Springs Idaho.
  8. Power In The Shower

    Power In The Shower

    With some blue sky to the north towards Bonners Ferry,UP 8268 leads four SD9043s and their southbound manifest thru a rain shower at Naples Idaho,on the UP Spokane Sub.
  9. Crossing the Detector at MP 97.7 0n the UP Spokane Sub

    Crossing the Detector at MP 97.7 0n the UP Spokane Sub

    UP 544 leads its southbound short wood products train over the UP defect detector at MP 97.7 (Naples,ID) on the UP Spokane Sub.
  10. SP&S 71 at Eugene, Oregon

    SP&S 71 at Eugene, Oregon

    SP&S ALCO RS3 #71 rests at Eugene, Oregon on the Oregon Electric in July 1961.Photo by James Estes, Brian R. Sopke Collection.
  11. Interior of SP&S 272

    Interior of SP&S 272

  12. Interior of SP&S 213

    Interior of SP&S 213

  13. Interior of SP&S 276

    Interior of SP&S 276

  14. CP at Athol, Idaho

    CP at Athol, Idaho

    A cp northbound on the Up Spokane sub right before Athol. Idaho
  15. 4449 at Havana st

    4449 at Havana st

    SP 4449 enroute to Montana trip. Havana street, Yardley yard, Spokane WA
  16. Roll-By

    Roll-By

    A eastbound BNSF freight in the hole at Babb, WA waits as a Pasco bound manifest streaks by.
  17. Wintertime Peace

    Wintertime Peace

    A fresh blanket of snow mutes the sounds of Spokane as UP's Spokane yard slumbers through the night.
  18. Chewela Turn

    Chewela Turn

    With a fresh crew aboard, BNSF's Chewela Turn departs Valley, Washington for Spokane.
  19. Highballing the MHKSK

    Highballing the MHKSK

    Engineer Jeremey Watson has his two old SD40-2's cruising right along at a track speed near Wells, Washington on UP's Ayer Sub.
  20. Latah Creek Bridge

    Latah Creek Bridge

    A westbound stack train moves out across the Latah Creek Bridge leaving Spokane.




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