Friday, April 12, 2013
Train exiting tunnel on August 1, 1983. GP9's #1743 and #1713 hold back boxcars loaded with grain on a steep section of track along the line. This train will drop about 350' in elevation in about 3 miles down to Palisades. One of my favorite photos taken of this line. Blair Kooistra photo. Here is another shot of that train just moments before.
Here is a picture taken from the locomotive's perspective some 26 years later. September 2009 photo.