Saturday, September 25, 2021

Rounding The Curve At Deep Creek

Photo by Gary Durr.

June 2018

Gary says:

"One of the great things about working for a shortline railroad... knowing when the trains run...

Here is the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad train HM06=(Hiline Empties on the 6th day of the month)...with 2 former MRL SD45's and a former SSW SD40T-2 Pulling hard on the 1 Percent grade climbing out of Deep creek up to the High plains of North Central Washington, Photographed Rounding the big curve near Espanola as it crosses under Washington State HWY 2. Train is West bound to Hite with a final destination this day of Coulee City."



Friday, September 24, 2021

EWG Grinding At Deep Creek

Photo by Gary Durr.

June 13, 2018

Gary says:

"A beautiful day and rare Eastbound Daylight run up Deep creek got this train master out of the office this day to witness the scene... Engineer Bruce Butler, in Charge of 2 SD45's(328 & 329) and an SD40T-2(8702), has the train of 64 loaded hoppers well in hand as he has just topped the 1 percent grade and made it through Killer Curve. This location is Thorp RD just West of MP14, where the old GN(BNSF) Columbia River Sub crosses over the Former NP CW main...he has just throttled down to notch 6 from 8 and is enjoying his run to Hiline Grain at Four Lakes...The sound of the 20 cylinder EMD's howling up Deep creek grade out in the open fresh country side is worth experiencing. in this day of modern GE loco's, it is a treat to hear these old GROUND POUNDERS doing what GOD and EMD designed them for... PULLING."



Thursday, September 23, 2021

Longest Day At Hite

Photo by Gary Durr.

Gary says:

"EWG...East Bound.... Full daylight.... it's 06:30 in the morning ... the longest days of the year... June 20, 2017... and...with a 20 cylinder former MRL SD45 leading. Well seasoned and Highly skilled Engineer Bruce Butler is at the throttle this beautiful morning...The Location... Hite, Washington. A rather large cut of BNSF cars are on the head end of this days train. These were picked up from Govan, Wilbur and Davenport and are destined for interchange to the BNSF at Cheney... They will be cut out at Geiger Jct for the Geiger turn to take to Cheney Washington, while the rest of the train will be shoved back into the Grain facility at Four Lakes to be unloaded."



Wednesday, September 22, 2021

EWG Snowplow At Hartline

Photo by Ted Curphey.

"The EWG could have used a snow plow in the opening days of 2017!"



Tuesday, September 21, 2021

West Of Hite On The WER

Photo by Roger Hepkema.

Roger says:

"All of the Washington Eastern's current power was pulling west out of Hite on 11-17-18 with a scoot train plus some storage tanks."



Monday, September 20, 2021

WRIX 1617 Between Mondovi And Reardan

Photo by Roger Hepkema.

Roger says:

"Nine years ago today (3-06-10), the EWG ran a handful of cars west behind the 1617-----caught here between Reardan and Mondovi."



Sunday, September 19, 2021