This site features daily historical railroad posts from the Big Bend/Columbia Plateau region of Washington state.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
NP Doodlebug on the CW
From the "Spokane Chronicle."
January 29, 1954
Spokane city drivers who think January snows are giving them a hard time are sissies compared with the Northern Pacific railroad's "bug" which runs between Spokane and Coulee City. The little train is shown as it arrived in Spokane after Wednesday's run through snow deeper than fence tops. Conductor Sam Miller, with 44 years' service, is breathing a sigh of relief as he picks up his bags and starts for home. Engineer Harry Perkins is in the cab making a last-minute check before he too relaxes for the night.