Wallace Grain & Pea Company, Palouse, WA, September 2014.


UP train 62 running from Ayer Jct WA To Moscow ID has just left the Pullman WA depot on a sunny day in 1952. Bruce Butler photo. The train is crossing Kamiaken Street.

UP train 62 running from Ayer Jct WA To Moscow ID has just left the Pullman WA depot on a sunny day in 1952. Bruce Butler photo. The train is crossing Kamiaken Street.


In April on the Palouse, you might look south and see a staggering sunny day, then turn around north to dark, threatening skies. The winter wheat by this time is vivid and green, but the fields still awaiting garbanzos and lentils remain in cake-brown furrows. You can still smell winter when the clouds pass over you and the wind hits your chest, but when they float past, the sun makes you sweat and pull off your jacket.



Keeping the switches clear of ice in Chicago. Marshall W. Beecher, found here.

Keeping the switches clear of ice in Chicago. Marshall W. Beecher, found here.


Passenger trains once ran between Lewiston, ID and Spokane, WA. From one Bruce Butler, who lensed them as they passed through Pullman. The black & white photo caught the last run of the RPO-equipped, GP9-powered train at the long-gone Pullman depot; the color photo shows the RDC ambling towards Moscow immediately south of Pullman. The road cut in the background of the color image is still there, as is the little bridge under the RDC; WSU is in the background. This area has been extensively developed in the past fifteen years and the passenger trains, of course, are long gone.


Of all the things I never thought I’d see in Marshall, Washington…

Of all the things I never thought I’d see in Marshall, Washington…


Taken by one Christine Tharp. Greybull, WY.

Taken by one Christine Tharp. Greybull, WY.


Joel P. King. My friend went and left us.


Northbound W&I Railway freight about halfway between Palouse and Garfield, Whitman County, WA. June, 2013.

Northbound W&I Railway freight about halfway between Palouse and Garfield, Whitman County, WA. June, 2013.