Tuesday, October 29, 2019

1948 Dry Coulee Siphon

Photo shows the Dry Coulee Siphon and related canal being constructed by the Winston Brother and Utah Construction. At this point the canal crosses the Northern Pacific branch about 2 miles north of Adrian and a mile north of Adco. A construction spur was placed here that was noted on NP timetables at the time as Winston-Utah.

These photos are part of the collection with the watermark, but very improperly labelled in their collection.







Sunday, October 27, 2019

1937 Grand Coulee Train Wreck

Courtesy of EWU; Hu Blonk papers.

Report said a locomotive actually went over the cliff, but I can't find the report at this time.

Date is supposedly January 1937.



Saturday, October 26, 2019

1895 GN Bridge At Rock Island

Courtesy of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

Looking up river at the Great Northern Railway bridge across Columbia River at Rock Island circa 1895. Completed in 1893, the site was chosen at Rock Island for being the shortest distance between the banks of the Columbia River. In 1925, it was decided to strengthen the main span in anticipation of increased traffic and heavier trains by reinforcing the structure with an additional outside truss frame. Charley Smith Photograph Collection. 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Steamboats At Wenatchee

Courtesy of the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center.

October or November, 1898. Here the Columbia River Wenatchee Landing is shown with the Steamers "Selkirk", "Thomas L. Nixon" and "Camano" along a dock paralleling two long lines of Great Northern Railway boxcars. These boats landed 1,000 tons of wheat at this dock. They are shown here loaded with wheat in sacks.