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“Hot Rail Govan”

Guest post by Frederick Manfred Simon.

March 12, 2017

For those unawares of the term “Hot Rail!” - that’s, obviously, Railroader’s speak to warn fellow crew members of a train's imminent approach as here in the pitch of night at Govan on the Eastern Washington Gateway. For the anticipatory effect, I’ve chosen to omit the train save for its impending, unmistakable, piercing beam that pushes aside the curtain of darkness to make way for its forward progress as the damp rails ahead of its approach light up as if electrically charged, and, indeed, appear to be quite white “Hot!”

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