Great Northern engine #2509 rumbles across the Salmon Bay Bridge, a longstanding landmark of northwest Seattle, Washington. This massive drawbridge was in service through the 1960’s and provided the GN with direct access to Seattle from the north along Puget Sound.
This sleek P-2 type engine was a prime example of the most publicized class on the railroad. Their performance in maintaining schedules was superb. As the #2509 engines from Seattle’s north portal, it will pass Ballard Station heading for Vancouver.
Onlookers must have had all their senses alerted with the sights and sounds of this mighty engine as it crosses Salmon Bay.