Riders Ken Johnsen, left, and Phil Edminster, in Gonzaga shirt, next to wife, Sharon, get a program from Joe Legner, center, as they settle in their dome car for a recent trip to Montana. They rode a special train assembled near Sandpoint for the attendees from the Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association convention in Spokane.
Aug. 1, 2010 in Features on Page D1
About 50 trains chug through Sandpoint each day, night and day. Almost all carry cargo – grain, windmill turbines, airplane fuselages, even Barnum and Bailey circus elephants.