Friday, November 30, 2012

1968 Othello Yard

Warren Wing photo. Courtesy of Allen Miller.

Looking towards the roundhouse.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hanford Passenger Train

Milwaukee train at Hanford, long before WW II and the government take over of this part of the Hanford Branch.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BN Radio License

Found these documents in an abandoned radio building. The equipment was pulled out in 1996 when the BN sold the line. This location is along the old CW Branch at Hanson.

Monday, November 26, 2012

The NP Water Tanks In Wheeler and Bruce

A June 2, 2012 review of the tanks found some shocking news.

First one is at Wheeler where it has been out of service for a few years. Note the BN white paint with green trim.

Looking south.

Interior view of the Wheeler tank.

Looking north.

The tank in Bruce was identical to the Wheeler one. Here is its sad state as of June.
South view.

East view.

Pile of junk at the base.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

2009 Royal Slope Railroad Assessment and Inspection

From a 2009 WADOT report.

More Railroad Grades In Douglas County

Found a little more evidence that the Seattle, Lake Shore, & Eastern Railway was grading in Douglas County. Here is a shot taken from the old grade of US 2, looking up at two different cuts. The lower is the SLSE, the upper is the Central Washington Railroad.

This view is looking down from the current alignment of US 2 over the cuts seen in the above photo. Note Dry Falls in the background.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Putt Putts Tour The Eastern Washington Gateway

On May 24, 2012, a speeder tour visited the EWG as part of their itinerary. This day they were traveling from Wilbur to Coulee City, then return to Wilbur.

First, a view of the cars while laying over at Coulee City:

Most important "car" in the lineup.

Movement of the EWG was dependent on the speeders clearing town.
Here is a representative speeder headed out of town at Odair.

Headed up the grade between Odair and Cement.

Got ahead of them and found a good vantage point at Hanson.

Said vantage point at Hanson, the former Burlington Northern radio transmitter.