Tuesday, May 24, 2022

"Lux Ultra"

Guest post by Frederick Manfred Simon.

February 16, 2018

Old Potlatch Yards Freight House. 

Friday, May 20, 2022

WCRC Royal City Turn

Photos courtesy of Jonathan Fischer.

June 1987. 

Jonathan says:
"WCRC 203 is seen near Royal City Junction, on its way back to Othello, on a spring afternoon in June, 198.7

First seen heading downgrade between the 'Natural Corral' and RC Jct., the 203 was spotted crossing Crab Creek, and finally was noted entering the Othello yard."

Thursday, May 19, 2022

“Dust to Dust”

Guest post by Frederick Manfred Simon.

August 15, 2017

“In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” Genesis 3:19
On a still warmed sunsetting August day, suspended in the melted margarine sky sediment stirred up by combines harvesting wheat turns to ever so slightly drifting dust cloaking a westbound Eastern Washington Gateway Scoot Train taking the rise just west of Hite where, diesels grumbling, the head-end bids good evening to the “Three Sisters,” then two long, one short, one long for Stroup Road. The Sisters? Three out-of-place trees. In the middle of nowhere but wheatland: as far as the eye can reach. And those in-tow 4750 CH’s? They’ll find their way to Reardan – the next station – and “spots” on down the line where they’ll fill with the very harvest collected by sweat-faced men and their colossal combines.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Guest post by Frederick Manfred Simon.

January 9, 2018

Monday, May 9, 2022

Name Change?

"Railroads Through The Big Bend."

How does it sound? Good or bad? Should I just leave things alone?

I'd appreciate some feedback. Email me at gnsdp45@pm.me.


NP Applies for RR To Coulee

From the Spokane "Chronicle."

November 6, 1933

NP To Begin Survey

From the Spokane "Chronicle."

August 23, 1933

Monday, May 2, 2022

US 10 Crossing At Raugust

Courtesy of JP3.

US 10, now I 90, comes in from the middle left of the image. Raugust siding is on the hillside in the distance.