UP 1988 (The Katy) leading the Amtrak Cascades

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Too much BNSF orangeade
Yesterday while railfanning the Seattle Sub at Kalama, Washington I witnessed the northbound Amtrak Cascades heading to Seattle with UP 1988, The Katy, on the head end. Extremely surprising that it would be a "random" locomotive to choose to fill in, but amazing to see nonetheless! It was moving at full passenger track speed as well, impressive.


Marty, it runs on steam!
I saw it sitting at King Street while we boarded the Leavenworth Snow train but it was so dark I didn't get any good shots...


Too much BNSF orangeade
The few pics I got as it flew through Kalama... I was yelling "no way" the whole time lol!

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