Photo by Bill Edgar.
March 6, 1980.
BN 6603, former GN 430, operates Great Northern longhood first, handling train 3, once known as the "Pacific Zip" through Rock Island, WA on the last lap into Wenatchee where it will receive a new crew and hopefully a properly facing loco for the trip into south Seattle. About a half hour earlier the lead SD45 had to be removed at Quincy, WA due to issues with one of its trucks. Note the engineer is operating from the trailing unit, head out of the window!