Saturday, February 15, 2020

“Blowin’ Smoke”

Guest post by Frederick Manfred Simon.

Nearing Yard Limits, Curphey opens his throttle to muscle his train up and over the last grade into Davenport. If the iconic SD’s weren’t so readily distinguishable, and the cars were 40’ boxes, one might think there’s a Northern Pacific 2-8-2 on the head end. In a scene repeated ad Infinitum, under various owners and contractors since 1889, the “CW” still lives as the Eastern Washington Gateway.

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