Looking back to September 2003

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Don't be Ignorant
2003 wasn't that long ago was it? In working on some of the photos I took in September 2003 I can see how many changes there has been in these what seems like 7 short years.

On September 13 I headed over to eastern Washington and northern Idaho for a few days. Here is some of what I photographed.

1) BNSF M-SPOPAS with 3113/3125/3027/3013 is working hard through Tyler, WA west of Cheney headed for Pasco. Most days now, this same drag freight runs with a pair of BNSF C44-9W's.

2) Buffalo graze in the distance as the Z-PTLCHC heads towards Fishtrap where the 3113 West is waiting. Don't hear much of the buffalo that were always a lot of fun to include in photos at this location anymore.

3) The BNSF 3113 leaving the siding at Fishtrap continuing its run to Pasco.

4) This has to be one of the best paint schemes on a GE in my opinion. I just loved the blue and white on the CEFX GE's. UP train M-SKHK comes into Cheney, WA with CEFX 1018/CP 9680 at 1:48 PM headed for Hinkle, OR. I have not photographed one of these blue GE's since.

Brian Ambrose
Renton, WA


MP 72 - BNSF Spokane Sub.
Good ole' days..


Yes, 7 short years ago, the BNSF was a very fun and colorful railroad to photograph.. Great pic's of the M-SPOPAS...

SP&SFan - I want a time machine now.. :p :rolleyes:


The Railroad Shutterbug
Heck if I was to get a time machine I'd go back to the early 70's or late 60's. You want to talk about colorful.....


Don't be Ignorant
Here are some more photos from 9-13-03.

5) BNSF 756 West G-HFMINB at Scribner, WA with the 756/895 leading at 2:27 PM.
6) BNSF DPU's 1111/965 on the westbound grain at Scribner.
7) UP 3288/3215 lead the M-HKSK at Empire, WA. This is ex-NP west of Spokane.
8) BNSF 4402/EMD 9066 on westbound H-KCKPAS at MP 41.6 between Rathdrum and Ramsey, ID.

Brian Ambrose
Renton, WA


Don't be Ignorant
And the last four from Sep. 13, 2003.

09) BNSF 7330/6493 lead V-PTLBLU eastbound at Athol, ID.
10) Meeting the M-NTWPAS at Athol.
11) BNSF 4996/4407/768 on the westbound M-NTWPAS at Athol, ID.
12) BNSF Z-CHCPTL coming into Athol. ID with BNSF 723 leading.

Brian Ambrose
Renton, WA

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