Early morning sunlight on a partially cloudy summer morning highlights this eastbound stack train charging out of Hatton as it ascends Providence Hill.
A "Nitwit Pasco" descends Providence Hill with 320 axles in tow.
"What's he looking at?"
I get odd looks from the engineer and conductor as this ES44AC gets a needed break after pulling a heavy grain train over Providence Hill.
A short container train passes the grain elevators at Hatton in front of a cloudy sky
BNSF 5001 and 8203 in Warbonnet Colours are working hard to pull their grain train up the Providence Hill
A few days before this picture was taken a wild brush fire had blackened the side of Hatton Coulee and a burnt smell still lingered.
A BNSF Manifest train passes through the tiny town of Hatton.
Loaded coal rolling across the desert of Eastern Washington.
Couldn't be Happier A member of the 4449 crew flashes a big grin at the photographer watching 4449 pulling the grade eastbound through Providence Coulee in eastern Washington. Note the r... (more)
SP 4449 heads EB through the small hamlet of Hatton, WA on day 1 of its journey to Michigan for TrainFestival 2009.
On the way home from a weekend of trains I catch one more along highway 26; a westbound Z.
Lots of head end power leading this Pasco bound train through Hatton, WA. The next several miles will be curving through the coulees towards Connell, WA