This site features daily historical railroad posts from the Big Bend/Columbia Plateau region of Washington state.
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
This photo, from a 1904 profile of the CW branch, shows the location of railroad owned land just beyond milepost 88. I'm surmising that when Almira was the end of track in 1889, steam locomotives were turned here. When the tracks were extended to Coulee City, there was no longer any need for the wye and it was removed.