Photo courtesy of Blair Kooistra.
October 10, 1980
Blair says: "Pure 1950's railroading rolls east on the CW Branch near Almira, Washington-- 40-foot boxcars of wheat behind five F-units and a pair of Geeps. This was the final home for these BN F's assigned to Parkwater (Spokane); displaced earlier that year off their Marias Pass helper assignments by F45's, the F's migrated to the CW and Kettle Falls branchlines. It was a short but sweet resurrection on branchline railroads."