Monday, April 20, 2015

Return Of The NP On The Eastern Washington Gateway

This picture showed up after what I believe was a discussion between Robert Scott and then Director of Operations of the EWG, Steve Gibson back in 2011. The plan was to paint one of the company owned SD45s in an NP inspired scheme. Instead, they wound up painting the NIWX 1617 in a similar scheme, without the railroad name along the hood.

The 1617 has since departed the EWG for points back east. Rumor has it that restoration to it's former CB&Q roots is in order.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

1918 Lind Valuation Map

Courtesy of Gary Dunn.

Note the Milwaukee tracks on the north side of the NP. A short section is still intact there today.

Friday, April 17, 2015

1913 Adrian Scales Removed

This is a pretty good map showing the layout of the Northern Pacific engine facility. Most of the locations here can be identified today due to their location from the turntable pit, which can easily be found.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Soap Lake Shoofly

I've featured photos of this location before, but I just came across an aerial image from 1955 showing the current bridge under construction, and the shoofly around the site fully in service, without a way for the highway below to get through the location. My guess, at this time, is the highway was new enough to still be closed to allow for the permanent bridge to be completed.