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Pictures were found on the Historic Eastern Washington Facebook page.
"Northern Pacific depot in Wilbur, WA circa 1880s. Notice the train car in the background for the Haynes Photography Studio, a traveling photographer that would travel city to city by connecting his personal car to the major lines.
[Depot photo: Washington State Historical Society]"
The line to Wilbur was completed in 1889. The track does look freshly laid. Non-treated oak ties. No tie plates.
Monday, May 17, 2021
Guest post by Ted Curphey.
All time map of the railroads in and around Fairchild AFB west of Spokane. Some of these lines never coexisted, like the Seattle Lake Shore & Eastern / Washington Water Power line in the bottom right corner was gone long before the airbase was built during WWII.
Black lines are existing rail lines and red lines are abandoned railroads. Fairchild itself had a extensive network of spurs to serve various warehouses and fuel supply points as all the avgas and jet fuel arrived in tankcars prior to the coming of the Yellowstone Pipeline in the mid 1950's.
The last trackage inside the base was removed in 2011 after the Spokane County owned Geiger Spur was rerouted to the state owned railroad out of Cheney (The CW, or Central Washington line).
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Images courtesy of Kyle James Jarvis.
"A collection of scans of 2nd generation photocopies of local RR photos from the MAC Ferris Archive and the City Library NW Room. I made these copies about 15 years ago, of photocopies in plastic. I'm posting these because I have not seen these in other locations online, and the originals do not appear to have been digitized."
"Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern bridge at Downriver. This bridge was built in 1888, and was later used by the Great Northern from 1892-1902. Looking northwest."
And a map of the area, showing the bridge over the river.
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Images courtesy of Dennis Lee.
Not sure of the exact date, but the line showing the cutoff between Bassett Jct and Ellensburg dates to around 1914.