This site features daily postings about historical information on the railroad lines of the Big Bend/Columbia Plateau region of Washington state.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The Minnetonka Visits Wenatchee
From the Wenachee "World."
June 17, 2012
"This wood-burning locomotive
built in 1870 visited the Wenatchee railroad depot for the city’s 80th
anniversary celebration in 1973. It was the first locomotive purchased
by Northern Pacific Railway, a predecessor of Burlington Northern. Al
McLane, office manager for Burlington Northern’s marketing department,
is at the controls. Hanging from the side bar is Hill M. Oakes, area