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The first daylight eastbound is crossing the Middle Fork of the Flat Head River on former GN rails. Recommended procedure for the location was to park as close to photo vantage as practical. Wait to see the headlight. Make a 360 check for Bears. Open the door, get out and shoot. Get back in immediately and shut the door.

Photographed by Ken Patton, September, 1990.
Added to the photo archive by Ken Patton, September 8, 2021.
Railroad: Burlington Northern.

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Great pic - worth the risk! I was once waiting on a Conrail train just off the RoW and a guy walked by saying he had seen copperhead snakes there on the previous day. I stopped waiting.

Posted by John Barlow on 2021-09-09 08:17:07

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