Sunday, July 3, 2022

F Units Near Davenport

Photo courtesy of Blair Kooistra. 

Blair says:

"F-unit Friday.

"Eastbound nearing Davenport, CW Branch, August 14, 1981.

"What could be better? F-units? Windows down? The slap-slap-slap of the tires over the asphalt seams on the old concrete highway."



Friday, July 1, 2022

BN F45s At Wenatchee

Photo courtesy of Brian Ambrose.

Brian says:

"I disliked photographing westbounds leaving Wenatchee even in the afternoon as the sun angle was usually a shadowed nose and 7-9-83 was no different for BN's 129 with six units up front, the 6645/7272/6643/6634/6902/6639 (F45/SD40-2/F45/F45/SD40-2/F45) but still, gotta shoot F45's right? At least once out of Wenatchee you knew the sun on the front is going to improve."



Thursday, June 30, 2022

Reardan Grain Views

Photos courtesy of Kirk Carlson. From the Otto Mears collection.

Dates are from 1905 to 1915 timeframe.


Farmers Grain and Supply.




Farmers Grain and Supply.


Washington Grain Milling.





Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Withrow Depot Over The Years

Guest post by Darrin Nelson.

The Withrow Depot was built in 1909 and remained in operation until it was retired and sold in 1936.  Some time after that it was divided in two and moved.  One half (passenger side), was moved just a couple hundred yards from its original location to Main Street in Withrow.  The other half (freight side), was apparently relocated to a farm some place near Withrow.  In 2006, the depot half in Withrow was torn down.  It is unclear if the other half remains today.


About 1914.



Passenger section of depot in Withrow. c. 1998 photo.


Passenger section of depot in Withrow. c. 2002 photo.


Passenger section of depot in Withrow. date unknown.


Passenger section of depot in Withrow. 2002 photo.