In a bifurcated exposé of my affection for dusk, dawn, and dark of night photography, I’ll be exploring my catalog of photography over the past year focusing on BNSF’s and UP’s operations in and around Spokane as well the twilight of the Eastern Washington Railroad scheduled to cease as operator of the eminent Cheney to Coulee City “CW.” It is the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter in the storied annals of the CW which will – in time – see the departure of the famed flared radiators, the black and blued SD45’s, as a new culture and philosophy under the soon-to-be CW operator Washington Eastern hopes to breath new life into the 108-mile grainer.

See more of presenter Frederick Manfred Simon’s work on YouTube.

Read more information about this year’s Autumn Leaf Railroad Slideshow here.