Northern Pacific [Burlington Northern Santa Fe]
Benton City, Washington
September 8, 1999

One of the many rewards of riding the Northern Pacific's North Coast Limited was the long run alongside the Yakima River; this view is from U.S. Route 12 west of Benton City, Washington. From 1986 until 1996 this stretch of track belonged to short line spinoff Washington Central, only to be bought back by Burlington Northern Santa Fe when traffic growth required the reopening of Stampede Pass.

This page posted 8/1/2018. Text and photo ©2018 Lamont Downs.