The cool beauty of the West

Read “Winter in the West,” story and photos by Ben Bachman, in the December 2012 issue of Trains. And see more photos right here

Ben Bachman

Late on the short winter afternoon of Dec. 30, 2010, a westbound 110-car unit grain train crests the summit of Providence Hill, the ruling grade on the BNSF Lakeside Sub, near Lind, Wash. There are two more engines on the other end of the train.

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