Monday, April 29, 2024

Milwaukee 201 At Roxboro

Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

Blair says:

"I need to get back to the Gap this fall. It's only been 40 years! But the railroad's been gone that long, so I shouldn't expect to hear a trio of orange and black SD40-2's in full Grunt mode moving train #201 past the elevators at Roxboro. I can accept that. But sometimes it's important to go pay tribute to the departed as part of your journeys."

August 29, 1978.

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Rare Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern View

Laying railroad track along the north bank of the Spokane River between the present Downriver Park and the Bowl and Pitcher. This railroad was projected to be built between Spokane and Seattle. Capital failed and the railroad only reached Davenport. This stretch is today Downriver Drive, ca. 1884.

Saturday, April 20, 2024

NIWX 2204 Near Hartline

September 12, 2014

One of the few trips the 2204 successfully made. Or did it?

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Milw 162 At Beverly

Bill Kalkman, Doug Cummings photo, Rodney Peterson collection. Milwaukee Road SD40-2-162 (built as 3032 in July, 1972) & 158 (built as 3028 in 7/72) along with two others unidentified, are leading a freight in Beverly, WA on 5-21-67.


Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Monday, April 15, 2024

EWG Rocklyn View

Photo by Gary Durr.

May 2017

Heading West bound into the Setting sun, an Empty EWG Scoot train led by a former MRL SD45 rolls through Rocklyn Washington on its way to Hartline and Coulee city... Longer days and better weather, I am surprised that I have not seen more railfans out photographing the old EMD power that usually draws many to the east side of the state.

Sunday, April 14, 2024

BN F45 At Malaga

Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

Blair says:

"Big, Bad-Ass BN V20's westbound at Malaga on a memorable July 8, 1978 trip with Michael Sawyer--our first one together--that culminated with me riding an open gondola through the Cascade Tunnel and Mikey driving my 1975 Monte Carlo frantically back and forth across Steven Pass trying to find me. What a Day! I don't think many friendships have gotten off to such a wild start..."


Saturday, April 13, 2024

BN Train Near Odessa

Courtesy of Dean Ferris. 

BN Train #105 leans into a curve near Odessa, WA on August 6, 1989.

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Ralston Depot View

Courtesy of Allen Miller. 

This was sometime after the structure was moved to a nearby field.