RailPictures.Net Photo: UP 8269 Union Pacific EMD SD9043MAC at Starbuck, Washington by Eric Williams
 
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» September 21, 2011
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A matched pair of SD-90’s leads a westbound potash train across the magnificent Joso Bridge. On my shoot list for years, the trek came about during a family vacation in Spokane when my brother who is a landscape photographer and the last person I expected, showed me a reference print in his shoot-book of a bridge that he wanted to get. I immediately recognized the bridge and the shot since it was David Honan’s near perfect shot of said bridge posted on Railpicts. Needless to say, I was in. After doing my research the night before it seemed like a relative easy shot to get other than the 2-1/2 drive that we planned for 4:30am the next morning. Looking at Googlemaps, there appeared to be a dirt road that circled the bluff and seemed to be the logical route. Finding and attempting this route to the left of the mountain in our rental compact car was a bit difficult, and eventually we made it to the very top of the bluff. Wrong place…too far away! Back down and now try to the right of the bluff and go as far as we can by car. We finally get out and walk about a mile and find "the spot”. Only then do I see the easy way up! We had to wait 5 hours before we got our first train and then got two more in the next 2 hours.
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