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Wishram WA steam (#0445)

Wishram WA steam (#0445)
Great Northern P-2 Mountain No. 2507, on exhibit in Wishram, WA. There was only one sign on WA-14 indicating that a historic steam locomotive might be down in Wishram, and when I got down to Wishram I saw no signs indicating where it was. But, it’s a tiny town, so it wasn’t hard to find it. Unfortunately, it’s preserved in a way that makes it impossible to photograph. The P-2, built in 1928, provided the power for the steep grades and harsh winter conditions experienced by the Great Northern’s Empire Builder passenger trains that ran from Chicago (via St. Paul) to Seattle and Portland.

See:
1) www.steamlocomotive.info/F102003.cfm
2) www.gnrhs.org/75th_anniversary.htm

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