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Date: 08/05/22 05:09
Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: funnelfan

Chasing the Idaho Northern & Pacific between Emmett and Payette. I got a late start for various reasons. And the sun was playing hide and go seek for the first part of the day. But here are several images shown in the order taken. The IN&P operations are a once a week train from Emmett to Payette and back. The crew is on duty around 8am on Thursday, switching around Emmett before heading west. A Lumber Reload, LPG Dealer and Sand Plant comprise the regular shippers at Emmett then it was a straight run to the UP mainline connection at Washoe. There is a scrap yard next to the mainline connection that was the other regular shipper. The crew pulled 3 loads from there before running around their train and pushing it into Payette once they received clearance from the UP dispatcher.
In Payette they traded the outbound cars for inbound cars, 5 empty gons for the scrap yard, 2 empty sand hoppers and a loaded LPG car. After spotting the gons the crew set the HazMat load behind the empty sand hoppers for the return trip to Emmett.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 08/05/22 05:11
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: funnelfan

The train rolls along at 10mph making for a easy chase...almost boring though.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 08/05/22 05:13
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: funnelfan

It was a hot day with temps well into the 90's, and would see 100 before the end of the day.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 08/05/22 05:16
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: funnelfan

I was disappointed to see only one locomotive was used, but it's not like they needed two locomotives for the short train. I'm not much for photographing trains running long hood forward, so didn't chase the train past Fruitland.

Ted Curphey
Cheney, WA








Date: 08/05/22 07:47
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: SJDL

Beautiful series of photos.   One of the best characteristics of short lines are the jointed rails.  



Date: 08/05/22 10:02
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: Gonut1

Nice looking loco!
Go



Date: 08/05/22 10:51
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: lamta_jay

Ted, excuse my ignoance but is this the tracks that once went through Horseshoe Bend, Id ?

Or am I way off bace here ?

Jay



Date: 08/05/22 11:41
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: callum_out

Yes, it's the same line, the section to the Bend is East and North of Emmett. 

Out 



Date: 08/05/22 12:43
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: wyeth

callum_out Wrote:
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> Yes, it's the same line, the section to the Bend
> is East and North of Emmett. 
>
> Out 

In addition, at one time, there was a branch that connected Emmett and Nampa ID directly; I believe it was torn out in the late 80's.



Date: 08/05/22 15:20
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: callum_out

Exactly, their interchange was at Nampa with the UP.

Out 



Date: 08/05/22 21:12
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: misty1

Sure like that red instead of orange. Nice coverage.

Ed



Date: 08/06/22 07:24
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: brc600

Folks, that is an ex Nebraska Central motor, so it is red.

misty1 Wrote:
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> Sure like that red instead of orange. Nice
> coverage.
>
> Ed



Date: 08/07/22 16:38
Re: Idaho Northern & Pacific RR in the Payette Valley
Author: ns1000

Nice pics!!  Pic 4 is one of my favorites.



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