Tuesday, November 25, 2008
This information comes from a 1970s Central Washington Grain Growers brochure, showing off their grain facilities.
Construction of two new steel tanks, adjacent to the steel elevator, bring Douglas storage capacity to approximately 670,000 bushels. In 1974, Central Washington Grain Growers, Inc. purchased the Waterville Railway Co., and its loading facility at Douglas. Douglas not only receives over 400,000 bushels per year, but serves as a loading point for Waterville grain as well.
Douglas served as the billing point for all grain on the line until 1973 when the Burlington Northern closed the depot and established a traveling agent.