Saturday, December 10, 2011

Monte Holm's train heads home

MOSES LAKE - After a decades long visit to Moses Lake, a steam engine once owned by local legend Monte Holm is headed back home.
Locomotive 557 moved slowly across West Broadway Avenue Thursday afternoon, the start of a long journey that ends in Anchorage, Alaska, where it will be restored.
Early next week the 160,000 pound engine will make it's way from private property in Moses Lake to Seattle, where it will be rolled onto a barge for the six day trip north to Whittier, Alaska. There it will be off-loaded to ride the rails 70 miles northwest to Anchorage. Continued

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