Saturday, December 31, 2022

CBRW Wheeler Turn View

Photo by Gary Durr.

Friday March 4th, 2016, the CBRW Moses lake job rolls into Wheeler, Washington with and SD-9, GP-9, and an SD-19 for power as it rolls past the old NP water tower.... this was my first time at wheeler, and was impressed with the amount of industry that was there...The train switched around at Wheeler for about 45-60 minutes before heading out to Grow Jct on the line to Moses lake.

Friday, December 30, 2022

EWG Deep Creek View

Photo by Gary Durr.

May 2017

An EWG Westbound scoot train led by three big EMD units, is just starting its climb out of Deep creek at MP 15 on a beautiful warm spring afternoon. After one of the most grueling winters that I have ever experienced, it is wonderful to see the beautiful blue skies, green trees and fields... and BARE ground..Spring has sprung here in Eastern Washington....the many flooded fields and drainage ditches are finally drying up and the weather has been getting increasingly warmer... Life is Good...

Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Rail Grinder Near Smyrna

Courtesy of Dave Morgan. Photos by Eric Morgan.

SRGX 208, Speno Rail Grinder. A rail grinder working a couple of miles east of Smyrna, headed east. Exact date is not known, but I think around 1965. Photo by Eric Morgan.


Monday, December 26, 2022

BN F45s At Wenatchee

Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.

Blair says:

"DRAG FREIGHT: Another from the oldies files, train #129, the daily Yardley-Interbay drag, pulls down the WO Main leaving Wenatchee in July 1983, four F45's up front for power. The F45's worked the helpers out of Wenatchee and Whitefish before their retirement the next year; on weekends, they often worked #129/130 between Interbay and Wenatchee."


Sunday, December 25, 2022

Cartoonist's Impressions Of Three Days Campaigning Trip With Governor Hay

From the "Spokesman Review."

October 27, 1912

"Chasing the Bear”

Guest post by Frederick Manfred Simon.

November 27, 2017

Ursa Major (The Great She-Bear), better known as the “Big Dipper,” sprawls across the pure early evening Northern Hemisphere as Eastern Washington Gateway Railroad SD45-2 328 seems to be chasing it through the darkness with its searching headlight near Cemetery Road just west of sleepy, like Van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” hamlet, Davenport. 

Round Lake Irrigation Company Ad

From the "Spokane Press."

June 25, 1909

May 19, 1909

May 4, 1909

May 12, 1909

May 7, 1909

Mangold Lost Out

From the Spokane "Chronicle."

November 17, 1909

Adrian Company Elects Officers

From the "Spokane Press."

March 4, 1909

To Turn Water On Adrian Land

From the Spokane "Chronicle."

September 8, 1908

Pay $570,000 For Wenatchee Land

From the "Spokesman Review."

August 12, 1921

Will Irrigate Big Tract

From the "Spokesman Review."

May 19, 1909

Defend Claim To Impound Water

From the "Spokesman Review."

February 13, 1920

Wenatchee-Stratford Orchard Company Sets Out Trees

From the "Spokesman Review."

March 24, 1911

He Sues Because He Could Not Plow

From the Spokane "Chronicle."

August 23, 1909

Located Water Rights

From the Wenatchee "World."

September 20, 1909

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Spokane Bridge Views

Phil Ellsworth posted a large number of photos in a Facebook group dedicated to Spokane history. While ALL of the photos are interesting, just a few are pertinent to this page.

Phil said:
"My great uncle, Allen Mayer Davidson of South Bend, Ind., worked for an insurance company and traveled the country taking photos of properties and projects they insured. Some are aerial photos taken by him from a biplane and others were taken from ground level. 

"These were in envelopes marked “Spokane” and he was usually fastidious about accuracy but I can’t confirm that all of them are actually of the Spokane area. Probably are though. 

"Sorry it’s such a large photo dump, but I thought they’d be of interest to the group."

That said, here are two:

Kyle Jarvis pointed out this is the he original Downriver Bridge, built on the piers of the old Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern bridge over the Spokane River. 

Then there were two photos showing the approach to the GN bridge over the river. 

Friday, December 23, 2022

Spokane International Airport Completes Second Phase Of Rail, Truck Facility Geared Toward Attracting Manufacturers

From the "Spokesman Review."

November 3, 2022

O.M. Anderson Brings Suit Against Douglas County Company

From the Wenatchee "World."

August 25, 1909

Million Feet Of Fir In Flume

From the "Spokesman Review."

May 17, 1908

Irrigate Adrian

From the Spokane "Chronicle."

March 3, 1908

Seattle Pair Are Nonsuited

From the "Spokesman Review."

November 5, 1909

New Townsite

From the "Spokesman Review."

May 20, 1909

Another Project At Adrian

From the Wenatchee "World."

May 15, 1909

Water On Adrian Land By Spring

From the "Spokesman Review."

October 16, 1908

$100 An Acre

From the "Spokane Press."

October 1, 1907

Work At Adrian

From the Spokane "Chronicle."

November 7, 1907

Adrian Ditch Is Nearly Completed

From the Spokane "Chronicle."

November 7, 1908

Adrian Dam Is Damaged

From the Wenatchee "World."

February 13, 1909