This blog features historical information on the railroad lines of the Big Bend/Columbia Plateau region of Washington state.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Wenatchee Southern Photo
Probably the first official photo taken after the ICC granted authority on Aug 7, 1924 to build its 112 mile line in
Chelan, Kittitas and Benton counties. Officials for the WS claimed that present
railroad facilities in the Wenatchee Valley are not sufficient to handle the
annual crops, largely apples. Construction will involve the usage of trackage
belonging to the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul as well as the OWR&N. A
point about five miles from Kennewick on the OWR&N will be the southwestern
terminal, while Wenatchee will be the most inland terminal.
The only person identified to date is Noble Deardorff, third from left with white shirt on.