Burlington Northern "Kendrick Local" or "Pullman Switcher"  Contributor's Pick!       
The 1753 was assigned to Spokane its entire career. It is seen leaving Moscow for Troy, ID on the Arrow Branch, BN's ex NP Palouse & Lewiston from Marshall to Arrow Jct, on the Camas Prairie east of Lewiston. 1753 was former NP 315, GP9 built 8/1957 and part of the group 302-316 originally assigned to the Idaho division. It held the unofficial record for the most tonnage dragged up Sunshine hill, between Pullman and Moscow. 1753 eventually wound up on POVA as their 102 and is still there, rebuilt. Train is either the Kendrick local or Pullman switcher heading to the Joel grain elevator. This line went out of service in the mid 1980s and was finally torn up after the P&L was sold to Watco in 1996. Date of image is an educated guess. Image is taken from parking lot of the Moscow Mall.
Date: 3/1/1981 Location: Moscow, ID   Map Show Moscow on a rail map Views: 2918 Collection Of:   Charles Knox Freericks
Locomotives: BN 1753(GP9)    Author:  Charles Knox Freericks
Burlington Northern "Kendrick Local" or "Pullman Switcher"
Picture Categories: This picture is part of album:  1970s and 1980s
User Comments
Name Type Comments Date
Jim Bruce General Could be Washington State. 8/26/2008 8:49:44 AM
Charles Knox Freericks General Bruce... thanks much for the comment. It's since been ID'd as Moscow, ID, but you were right, it really does like like the nearby area around Pullman. 8/26/2008 10:52:25 PM
Matt Farnsworth General Wow, cool old Immage. That is indeed east of Moscow, and is now a bike path. 1/22/2009 10:25:10 AM

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