Photo courtesy of Blair Kooistra.
August 15, 1981.
Blair says: "It's always more fun to chase a train when the train crew is into it as well--and here's engineer Jerry Kohliber leaning out the cab of ex-Northern Pacific F9A 808 as he opens wide on the throttle, clearing the crossing with US Highway 2 in a cloud of EMD-exhaust and kicked up volcanic ash from the previous year's big Mt. Saint Helens eruption. Great days to be a young foamite!"