Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Rock Island Dam Maps

Courtesy of the GN-NP Archive.






Location of the upstream line change, and the location of the construction railroad used to build the dam.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Early Rock Island Dam View

Photo courtesy of the Chelan County PUD.

The dam was purchased by the PUD from Puget Sound Power & Light in 1956.




Friday, August 7, 2015

Rock Island Dam Construction Scene

Photo courtesy of the Chelan County PUD.

Rail yard for construction was located in the upper right of this photo. The Great Northern relocated part of it's line downstream for this project, and completed a realignment just above the dam, where Rock Island Creek enters the Columbia River, just out of sight on the upper right of this photo.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

GN In Othello

From the GN-NP Archive, Stevenson Collection.

Still trying to track down the reason of this GN detour train in Othello. Likely the GN line was closed, but on what date and why.