Burlington Northern’s Funnel

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The Funnel is one of the busiest single track mainlines in the U.S. today.

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The Funnel is one of the busiest single track mainlines in the U.S. today. Stretching seventy-one miles from Spokane, Washington to Sandpoint, Idaho, it incorporates the best elements of Pacific Northwest railroading: mountain grades, deep cuts, long bridges, and high-density, high-tonnage traffic. Ninety percent of Burlington Northern’s container traffic, all of its lumber trains, and the majority of its intermodal trains are routed through the Pend Oreille Subdivision, known as The Funnel. BN runs up to one hundred trains a day through this gateway to the Pacific.

Experience the Funnel as you’ve never seen it before. Starting at Latah Junction, follow the traffic over Latah Bridge to Spokane and the Parkwater Yardley facilities. Then watch intermodal, grain, and mixed freights grind past Ramsey, Apple Orchard, The Big Cut, Granite, Cocolalla, and across the 4,000 foot long bridge over Lake Pend Oreille to Sandpoint Junction. This video was filmed just prior to Burlington Northern’s merger with the Santa Fe. The motive power to be seen includes B30-7s, B39-8s, SD45-2s, and multiple SD40-2s on heavy grain trains. Blue skies and gorgeous scenery add to the excitement of railroading through the Funnel.

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2 reviews for Burlington Northern’s Funnel

  1. Dan

    Beautiful scenery and non-stop trains … it’s easy to see why The Funnel is a railfan hot spot! The video does a nice job showing the challenges the railroad faces in funneling dozens of long, heavy trains through a single-track mainline each day. The video was shot just before the BNSF merger, and Cascade Green still rules The Funnel. Creative shooting locations showcase not only the trains, but the natural beauty of the region, and watching trains on the five thousand foot bridge over Lake Pend Oreille is worth the price alone! An enjoyable, well produced video.

  2. Kevin Willie

    This is a Classic Video Rails Film now (Pentrex)when i was growing up i would watch this over and over and over and this is really informative great Scenes and Locations including Latah JCT , Marshall Canyon, and more this Flim was made and Produced before the Hauser Id Fueling Facilty was built this is one of my Favorites

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