RailPictures.Net Photo: EWLX 8702 Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad EMD SD40T-2 at Govan, Washington by Frederick Manfred Simon
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» Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad (more..)
» EMD SD40T-2 (more..)
» Unknown
» Govan, Washington, USA (more..)
» January 10, 2017
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» EWLX 8702 (more..)
» Empty Scoot Train (more..)
» Frederick Manfred Simon (more..)
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“Close Encounters” ~ Eerily silent – the florescent landing lights and glow of what at first glance appears to be an alien craft counting down to liftoff thrusting its rocket, spear-like plume of light cutting into the black, fog-cloaked pitch of Govan. Ghost “town” of near nil inhabitants living, of a schoolhouse haunted, of infernos past repeated, and of bloody ax murders unsolved. A Dantean “place” that may as well be the netherworld: able to unnerve the steadiest of soul…in the dead of night. Mangy dogs unseen growling; howling packs of yipping coyotes in the distance near; faint shadows of concrete elevators monolithic; wraiths appear staring out from broken tattered-curtain windows of homesteads homeless. Ice-cased from the brume atmosphere the earthbound tunnel motor has just come to rest holding the CW main pending a relief crew to take her and train farther west. Further. Into twilight. (10Jan18 ©) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “… everything’s ready here on the Dark Side of the Moon … play the five tones.” Project Leader – ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’
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