Great Northern Railroad 205-206-207, Seattle, August 19, 1962. Deepening evening shadows enshroud this trio of Alco’s that have been going nowhere fast!
Originating at Interbay Yard, threading south along the Seattle waterfront, through the Duwamish Interchange, stopping for alignment through the Argo Interlocking Plant, and now finally able to pick up a little speed as they pass under the Airport Way Overpass heading south toward Tacoma.
Caternary in background supports Milwaukee's electric trains to Union Station in the far background.
Railroad stuff: GN 205, ALCo RS-2, 1,500 hp, built August 1947, sn: 75626. Full Empire Builder scheme; never subjected to the “Big Sky Blues!” Traded in 1963 for a GE U25B.