Sunday, October 29, 2023

Rock Island Area Views

Pre dam and pre highway views. The tracks were shifted towards the river with a widened bank when the highway was built.

Monighan Waddles Across Tracks Near Othello

From the "Spokesman Review."

October 29, 1951

Thanks to William Russ for digging this out.

Friday, October 27, 2023

Thursday, October 26, 2023

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Last Western Star At Spokane

Photo by Jerry Quinn.

April 30, 1971

Seen on right, Jerry Quinn Sr, with Jerry Quinn Jr. and Bonnie Quinn.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

GN Train At Spokane Station

Photo by Robert W. Johnston.

Not sure of the date, but between 1967 and 1970.

Friday, October 20, 2023

View Of The CW And SLSE Lines West Of Coulee City

Photos courtesy of the Washington Department of Ecology.

The body of water in the photos is Banks Lake, held back by Dry Falls Dam. The two grades sort of parallel each other, with the Central Washington grade being the further away from the photographer grade. This grade was largely complete from Coulee City to the top of the hill west of town. The Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern is the incomplete grade between the dam and the CW. There are further sections of completed grade going up the hill, not seen in these images.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023