Saturday, May 31, 2008

1954 Last Passenger Train to Coulee City

From the "News & Standard." Coulee City, WA

March 5, 1954

Northern Pacific train No. 315 made its last run into Coulee City Saturday with about 30 passengers aboard. The train had been carrying mail, passengers and express from Spokane for 65 years. The mail service is now being handled by Northern Pacific truck and arrives in Coulee City about noon. The return trip will be about 4 p.m. The same truck will pick up cream shipments at the depot and express destined to points within the state. No arrangements have as yet been make for interstate express shipments. The truck driver will carry an open pouch so there will be direct mail service between the towns on the run.

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