POVA currently provides freight service to Ponderay Newsprint Company at Usk, Washington.; Bell Pole at Oldtown, Idaho; TriPro Cedar Products, Dynonobel, and Mountain West Bark at Albeni Falls, Idaho;
Stimson Lumber in Priest River, Idaho and Idaho Forest Products in Laclede, Idaho.
POVA currently operates three days per week with most of these runs beginning at Usk with the train departing the POVA shop at approximately 7:30 a.m. The train travels south to Newport where we provide service to Bell Pole before heading east to Albeni Falls, Priest River and Laclede.
After providing switching services to the customers on the line, POVA travels to Dover, Idaho where permission to travel across four miles of UPRR controlled tracks is obtained. POVA proceeds to the BNSF yard in Sandpoint where we deliver our outbound interchange to the BNSF.
Once POVA’s outbound freight is dropped off for BNSF in the Sandpoint Yard, we pick up any cars left for us by the BNSF and deliver them to our customers on our return trip to Usk.
POVA only directly interchanges cars with BNSF but we have the ability to obtain UPRR cars for customer loading as necessary.