Monday, October 8, 2018

Snow Blockade In Central Washington

From the "Spokane Press."

March 6, 1910

Thanks to Ted Curphey for bringing this to my attention.

Ted added the following:

"The worst section is between Almira and Hartline where the track passes through a series of deep cuts, Particularly between MP 93 and MP 96. At some point NP forces widened the north side of these cuts to the point a second track could easily be laid in them, to allow room for the drifting snow. Even then it's not enough some years. January of 2017 I went drift bustin' on a westbound train. Easily one of the most scariest and thrilling things I've done on a locomotive."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Old School" HA!