This site features daily historical railroad posts from the Big Bend/Columbia Plateau region of Washington state.
Courtesy of the PNRA and Aaron Schwarz.
Another short list. NP era ones are in the works.
A delightfully short list. NP era AFE's are in the works.
From the Spokane "Chronicle."
April 20, 1973
From the "Spokane 60 Years Ago" column. From the Chronicle dated April 20, 1913.
I have yet to locate the corresponding article from 1913.
August 9, 1947
May 14, 1940
From the Moscow-Pullman "Daily News."
February 9, 2007
From the Ellensburg "Daily Record."
December 27, 1952
Courtesy of the Grant County Historical Society.
From the "Spokesman Review."
July 10, 1945
December 17, 1963
December 2, 1994
April 23, 1984
Courtesy of the Bureau of Reclamation.
Formerly accessed by the Milwaukee Road Hanford branch. Note a few views still have rail visible. This spot is now isolated from the national rail network.
Before the crane was removed.
Allen Dobney photo. Courtesy of Allen Miller.
From the Seattle "Star."
March 23, 1899
Photo courtesy of Brian Ambrose.
"Amtrak 7 with F40PH's 366 364 has just arrived at Wenatchee, WA 5-27-84 and after station work will be on its way west to Seattle again."
Courtesy of Kirk Carlson.
Location unknown, but likely in the Reardan area.
July 24, 1929
August 16, 1915
Courtesy of Aaron Schwarz.
In the BN era.