Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Ellensburg Cutoff Construction Work Letter

 "Sand Hollow" mentioned in the letter refers to the large sand deposits on the Grant County side of the river where now SR 26 joins the Columbia River from Royal City, before heading north to meet Interstate 90. Some of this is also deduced from looking at an NP survey map showing the lines projected through this area.

1912 USGS map showing Sand Hollow.


Thursday, February 20, 2014

2008 EWG Snow Scene

Photo by Joan Adler. Courtesy of John Howell.

February 2008

Plowing snow at Hite, WA.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

2008 EWG Snow Scene

Photo by Joan Adler. Courtesy of John Howell.

February 2008

Former MRL SD45 375 and leased  MRL SD40-2 260 in the snow on the Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad. Former Operations Director Steve Gibson begins the work of "digging into" the cab of 375 at the Tramm Road crossing near Reardan, WA