Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Milw 17 East At Pizarro

Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

What a fine-looking train #200 is on the afternoon of August 26, 1978, sweeping around the big curve at Pizarro, Washington on the Gap. Four big SD40's leading a big train of Seattle intermodal, a half-dozen mechanical reefers of potatoes out of Othello, and a handful of merchandise cars on the head end. Look at those container flats! Stretching as far as the eye could see. . . .

1980 Coulee City Boxcars

Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

Waterville Railway Stock Dividend Declaration

Courtesy of Darrin Nelson. See his fine blog here.

Monday, October 30, 2017

1913 Waterville Train Departing

Courtesy of the Douglas County Museum and Harold Badten.

Train on Rainier St in Waterville with the newly constructed school in the background.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Train Time In Waterville

Courtesy of Harold Badten.

Date unknown.

A Pullman passenger car lashed to a steam locomotive rests in front of the Waterville Railway depot. Photo looking north up Rainier St.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

1980 Othello Roundhouse Area

Courtesy of Gary Brown.

Photo taken after Mt. St. Helens had blown on May 18.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

2010 Dry Coulee Hike-Trestle Bents

Rediscovered a few of the photos I took on a hike my family took with John Neff.

We were quite impressed to find a few remaining trestle bents in the coulee below where they once stood. They had been torn down in 1979.

They are still there today.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

1920 Douglas Depot Hit By Runaway Passenger Car

February 26, 1920.

Runaway passenger car on the Waterville Railway wound up on the stub track into the GN depot at Douglas. Gave it a good clobbering. Opened the whole wall and knocked the building off it's foundation. Passengers on the car had noted they were making unusually good time on the mostly downgrade 5 mile line from Waterville to Douglas.