Tuesday, February 12, 2013

GN Train At Trinidad

This approximate 1943 view shows an R-2 class steam engine leading an eastbound train next to the Trinidad sand spur.

The fill the train is on was built as part of the 1909 realignment through the area. Just in the left hand side of the photo you can see part of the cut through the sand where the grade used to pass through the sand onto a large curved wooden trestle, of which you can still see the stair step pattern in the hillside.

Note that the river is still free flowing at this time, as Wanapum Dam is still about 20 years away.


MB Line said...

Now that is a cool picture!


Shemuel said...

I don't understand the information here. I don't know much about my country's history and search bring up a place in The Usa. I'am from Trinidad and Tobago and not sure I'm misunderstanding.

SDP45 said...

This area of Washington State in the USA has a placename of Trinidad. It's a name not unlike London or New York. I suspect this area was called Trinidad in reference to the town in Colorado.

There is no relation to the country of Trinidad.