Saturday, April 28, 2012

NP Boxcar Mystery

Photo courtesy of the USBR.

Anyone care to guess what this boxcar is doing at the Grand Coulee Dam site?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Taunton Substation-2

Views from a few years ago.

Famous Milwaukee Road book author Fred Hyde and son, as seen from the top of the signal mast at West Taunton.

Bungalow remains.

Large fill immediately west of Taunton.

Bungalow remains.

Bungalow remains.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Othello Artifacts

These two boxcars did not leave on the last Milwaukee Road train out of the state. They are now used for storage outside an Othello home.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Orphaned Boxcars Moved By Truck To NP Tracks

From the "Spokesman-Review."

August 24, 1948

Governor Martin At Dam Railroad Dedication

July 27, 1935

With Governor Clarence D. Martin at the throttle, a special train will roar over the rails to Coulee City Monday, the event marking the grand opening of the new railroad line between those two cities. The celebration will be a gala affair, with Governor Martin, attired in trainmen’s overalls, officiating at the christening of the new line.

Photos courtesy USBR.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Old Railroad Grades in Eastern Douglas County-2

I originally posted about the abandoned grades of the Central Washington Railroad and the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern way back in July of 2008.

I finally got a chance to go back and look around a bit more, and in the meantime I discovered more information about who went where.

You can see the grade on the middle right of the photo. Chasm is Dry Falls, and you can see the Visitor Center there peeking near the edge.

Better view of the spot where a large curved trestle would have been placed. Note SR 17 behind the grade.

View looking north. Both the CW and SLSE can be seen here. This is below US 2, but above SR 17.

Stone oven remains above the grade in the area.

Older view of the new and old alignment of US2. At one time I only saw the upper railroad grade, which is quite obvious here. But notice another grade right center of the photo. That is the SLSE.