Today saw us depart from Seattle. All 28 cars with four locomotives left the Emerald City shortly after 8 am. A fine time as usual in town and short it always seems. Great walking, dining, shopping and other attractions.
The trip today saw us head south to Auburn and then make a big turn to the left headed for Stampede Pass, the Yakima River Canyon ( as seen above) and then on to our destination at Pasco for the night.
Check out this YouTube video by Bob Harbison as the consist is shown in full leaving Auburn. There were plenty of folks out and about taking photos and video of the train along the way. Even a helicopter from Channel 5 in Seattle overflew the train as we crossed Stampede Pass.
A treat along the way was the Northern Pacific Railway Museum seen as we passed through Toppenish with the Northern Pacific station as the focus. This Ford Railway Express truck was a real gem. Wish we had more time to spend there.
Dinner was the order of the day upon arrival at Pasco. Aboard the Two Rivers it was a meal of fresh Silver Salmon. Looking forward to the trip tomorrow down the Oregon Trunk to Bend, Oregon!