Wednesday, September 11, 2013

BN Train Near Palisades

Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

August 1, 1983

Blair says: "The sun is just reaching the floor of the coulee as the walls close in on BN's Mansfield Local, beginning its climb up the 2.2% grade to the top of the Columbia Plateau. Seen here, the train is just beyond Palisades, behind a pair of ex-NP GP9's and a solid string of empty 40' grain loading boxcars trailing."

1 comment:

Rod said...

Great phots, Blair. Absolutely great. After the Milwaukee Road vacated "Lines West" it was tough for me to be enthused about railroading in this neck of the woods. I obviously regret my temporary lack of interest after seeing your great shots. And great shots they are.

-Rod Nelson
West Seattle