RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 4743 BNSF Railway GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW) at Umtanum, Washington by Nick A. Kaminski
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BNSF Railway (more..)
GE C44-9W (Dash 9-44CW) (more..)
BNSF Yakima Valley Sub - MP. 114.5 (more..)
Umtanum, Washington, USA (more..)
September 08, 2008
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BNSF 4743 (more..)
X-TACOTV9-07A (more..)
Nick A. Kaminski (more..)
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An eastbound grain empty winds it's way through the scenic Umtanum Ridge Water Gap on a rather warm late summer afternoon. Designated the first scenic byway in Washington State, the Yakima River Canyon cuts a beautiful (up to) 2000 ft. deep recreational oasis between the rather harsh and desolate Umtanum and Manastash Ridges of Miocene epoch basalt flows. No, that's not a tiny highway suspension bridge. The foot bridge provides access for one of the many river recreational pursuits along the Yakima River. Chief among these is spectacular (and lightly patroned) fly-fishing, particularly for large wild rainbow trout. Umtanum is is a great place to spend a summer's day and maybe you just might see a train. The ridge to the left provides trail access to some spectacular high canyon views; just bring plenty of water. Scanned From Transparency: Kodak KM 25
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