RailPictures.Net Photo: BNSF 2741 Burlington Northern Santa Fe EMD GP39 at Tacoma, Washington by Steve Carter
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» February 01, 2013
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Downtown Tacoma's Skyline provides an interesting backdrop for the nighttime work that goes on in it's backyard; The Tideflats. In this scene Job 251, using a rebuilt GP30 from CB&Q lineage, is doubling up a train of empty autoracks. In a few minutes, they'll drag the train from the Log yard over "the hill" to Tacoma Rail, where parking lots full of new imports will be crammed in to the autoracks for distribution across the country. This scene also illustrates one of railroading's endearing qualities. Old names that hang around long after their original purpose is gone. The Log Yard hasn’t seen logs in decades, and the locomotive is sitting on the Drawbridge lead. The Drawbridge has been gone even longer, but not so long that a few of the buildings in the background weren’t witness to the existence and use of both the bridge and the coming and going of log trains.
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