This site features daily historical railroad posts from the Big Bend/Columbia Plateau region of Washington state.
Friday, October 25, 2013
GN 2037 At Wenatchee
Image courtesy of Dora Shirk.
Great Northern R-1 class 2-8-8-2 No. 2037, built at Hillyard (Spokane) between 12-19-1927 and 2-6-1928, with boilers provided by Puget Sound Machinery Depot. Assigned to the Spokane Division, about the time this photo was taken in 1949, it was retired in September 1955 and sold for scrap to Paper Calmenson and Company on 11-20-1955. Info from the book "Steam Locomotives of the Great Northern Railway," by Middleton & Priebe.