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BNSF Engine 4821 - Hatton WA

A freight train generally has a two man crew.

:  :  :

But here,

on a BNSF freight train in central eastern Washington state,

in the very small town of Hatton,

all I could see was what appeared to be the top of the engineer’s head

on the right silhouetted against the bright window in the back of the engine cab.

But on closer inspection you see him sitting on the left.

:  :  :

It’s a good thing that they whistle the crossings

to warn of their approach

for only moments before I was sitting in the middle of the crossing

shooting up and down the tracks at the grain elevators.

His whistle (air horns these days) startled me,

as I was sitting only feet from the tracks with my camera in hand,

reviewing photos.

When he appeared around a bend I quickly changed to camera mode

and began shooting the train.

:  :  :

I can tell you

that he didn’t slow for the crossing I was waiting at,

nor let any moss grow

beneath his wheels

as he

passed through.

:  :  :

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‘RURALITY BLOG HOP’ #51

Welcome to Rurality Blog Hop, a weekly photo meme!

It’s time for you to enter your photos. ‘Rurality Blog Hop’ is open to everyone who would like to share something about rural life. .

The linky will open every Wednesday morning around 09:00 Pacific Time.

Please! Just one entry per blog each week… thank you!

Rurality Blog Hop #51

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