Tuesday, May 31, 2022

1981 Davenport Depot

Courtesy of Gary Durr.

Gary says:

"Just picked this nice slide up the other day... Always wondered what the old NP Davenport Depot looked like...Wish it was still there...Picture date is May, 26 1981... Photographer unknown... My Collection..."

Saturday, May 28, 2022

MRL 290 Makes A Guest Appearance

Photos by me, Terry Grater, Ryan Reed, Richard Olson, Bruce Butler, Ted Curphey, and Zachary Hastings.

The 290 was leased by the EWG and became a fan favorite the few months it was in use on the CW branch. Here are just some of the images from it's visit in 2016.

Friday, May 27, 2022

9129 At Coulee City

Photo by Bruce Butler.

April 2016

NIWX 9129, C40-8, ready to leave Coulee City WA with 24 grain loads.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

Connell Turn On The Return

Photo by Gary Durr.

On Friday march 4th, 2016...West Bound Columbia Basin Freight slugs up grade from Connell, Washington as it weaves its way out of the coulee's to get to the high plateau country and heads for it's home terminal at Warden, Washington... 3 SD-9's powered this train, led by former MRL # 608, and boy let me tell you ... it was cool... hadn't heard 3 SD-9's in notch seven or eight in years.... and the sun was out to make it even better.... Man I love those Eastern Washington Short lines.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

"Lux Ultra"

Guest post by Frederick Manfred Simon.

February 16, 2018

Old Potlatch Yards Freight House. 

Friday, May 20, 2022

WCRC Royal City Turn

Photos courtesy of Jonathan Fischer.

June 1987. 

Jonathan says:
"WCRC 203 is seen near Royal City Junction, on its way back to Othello, on a spring afternoon in June, 198.7

First seen heading downgrade between the 'Natural Corral' and RC Jct., the 203 was spotted crossing Crab Creek, and finally was noted entering the Othello yard."

Thursday, May 19, 2022

“Dust to Dust”

Guest post by Frederick Manfred Simon.

August 15, 2017

“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” Genesis 3:19
On a still warmed sunsetting August day, suspended in the melted margarine sky sediment stirred up by combines harvesting wheat turns to ever so slightly drifting dust cloaking a westbound Eastern Washington Gateway Scoot Train taking the rise just west of Hite where, diesels grumbling, the head-end bids good evening to the “Three Sisters,” then two long, one short, one long for Stroup Road. The Sisters? Three out-of-place trees. In the middle of nowhere but wheatland: as far as the eye can reach. And those in-tow 4750 CH’s? They’ll find their way to Reardan – the next station – and “spots” on down the line where they’ll fill with the very harvest collected by sweat-faced men and their colossal combines.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Guest post by Frederick Manfred Simon.

January 9, 2018