Friday, October 31, 2014

Mainline And Siding At Malaga

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Crater To Quincy Realignment

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.

Photos of the work that reduced curvature along Babcock Ridge Lake and Crater Lake, just west of the siding switch at Quincy.

Google Maps view of the area here.







Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Switching at Douglas

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.

GN RS1 184 is seen switching cars at Douglas on a cold winter day.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Loading Sheep At Air Base Spur

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.

Temporary loading chute on the Air Base Spur at Ephrata.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Ephrata Operator

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.

Looks like this shot was taken at Ephrata. Back of photo is labeled "Harold Bloom."


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Switching At Mansfield

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.



Saturday, October 25, 2014

Wenatchee Hirailer

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.


Friday, October 24, 2014

Passenger Trip Between Ephrata And Quincy

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.

Seems the location is somewhere between Naylor and Winchester. Check out the speedometer in the first image!



Thursday, October 23, 2014

Hooping Up Orders

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.

Unknown location.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GN Motorcar

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s, though this one seems to be far older than the rest.

Unknown location and people in the image.


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Boxcars On Mainline

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.






Monday, October 20, 2014

Moses Coulee Views

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.



Sunday, October 19, 2014

Flooding Along The Great Northern

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.

Not sure where these were taken, though likely along Crab Creek. A few Wilson Creek natives, concluded it was not in Wilson Creek proper. Anyone care to guess?




Saturday, October 18, 2014

Ice On The Mansfield Branch

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.

GN 184 is pulling its train near the tunnel below Alstown, south of bridge #25. Mr. Christ must have been impressed with the size of the icicles in the area to take these shots.





Friday, October 17, 2014

GN Snowplow On Mansfield Branch

Gus Christ photos. Courtesy of the Wilson Creek Museum.

Gus was a Roadmaster out of Ephrata, and a few of his photos have recently turned up. Most seem to date from the 1950s.

Location is at Supplee, though the people in the photo are not known.



Thursday, October 16, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 454

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Red indicated that the station was abandoned at the time of compilation.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 454

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Red indicated the line was abandoned at the time of the compilation.


Sunday, October 12, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 394

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Green indicated that the line was in service at the time of the compilation. Note that Mr. Eisenberg thought that the line from Othello to Royal City had been abandoned at the time this list was made.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 380

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Green segments were in service at the time the list was compiled.

Note that the railroad that built this section should read "Seattle, Lake Shore, & Eastern."




Friday, October 10, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 386

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Red type means the line was gone at the time of the compilation.


Thursday, October 9, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 379

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Green segments were in service at the time the list was made. "CBRR" should actually be "CBRW," the Columbia Basin Railway.



Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 378

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Green segments were in service at the time the list was made.

Note that the segment from Almira to Coulee City was not listed with the right construction date.





Tuesday, October 7, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 394

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Green segments were in service at the time the list was made.


Monday, October 6, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 380

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Green segments were in service at the time the list was made. Red was gone or out of service.

This is the former Seattle, Lake Shore, & Eastern Railway Eastern Division. The part between Medical Lake and Spokane was used by the Washington Water Power Company for interurban service, until 1922.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 379

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Green segments were in service at the time the list was made. Red was out of service or gone. "CB" stands for "Columbia Basin Railway."


Saturday, October 4, 2014

BNSF Track Segment 378

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Green segments were in service at the time the list was made. Red was out of service or gone. "PCC" stands for "Palouse River & Coulee City." Same line is now owned by the State of Washington and run by the Eastern Washington Gateway.


Friday, October 3, 2014

BNSF Line Segment 395 & 456

Compiled by the late Alan Eisenberg.

Green segments were in service at the time the list was made. "CB" stands for "Columbia Basin Railway."