Courtesy of Blair Kooistra.
"Forty years after the Milwaukee Road shut down, there isn't much left of the railroad's west yard at Othello, Washington. Once several long tracks and several classification tracks in addtion to spurs to serve cold storage houses, it's been reduced to this. A rare move off the Port of Royal Slope at Royal City is shoving its six empty fertilizer cars into a track to interchange with Columbia Basin Railway, which serves Othello several evenings a week from Warden. Hard to think this was a major division point, roundhouse, switching yard and icing station on a transcontinental railroad."