18 April 2008
Southern Pacific locomotive pulls full load today
Stan Patterson called today to say that the F-unit was pulling 15 cars -- that's right, 15 -- out of Bennett Lumber about 1 pm. How long since we've seen a train that long come past the depot? And behind that beautiful Southern Pacific locomotive, no less. Of course we gave chase and wound up in Palouse, watching the train wind along the river and into town. It's interesting to hear how many people are watching the trains along the route. They love that "new" locomotive, part of a nostalgic era for sure.