Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Box cars crash on MB Line

Photos of GN Box cars that tipped over on bridges #15 and #16 in Douglas Creek.  Photos by Vernon E. Melton (1923-2002), a Great Northern Railway Employee at that time.  c. 1960's

Monday, December 5, 2016

Waterville Railway Co. Depot

Former Waterville Railway Co. Depot on Rainier St. in Waterville, Wash on Dec. 3, 2016.  The Great Northern Railway built this structure in 1910 for the WRY Co., which was their standard depot design during the early 1900’s.  This standard depot littered the landscape in many towns throughout the northern states, and served both passengers and freight service for the railroad.  Palisades, Douglas, Withrow, and Mansfield all had a depot of this exact design.  This depot was retired in 1954, and is now the residence of Jim Horton.  

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Kendrick Gazette: May 30, 1919


Interesting find on a drawing from McCue.  If you look really close written faintly it says "Prop'd. bridge & Building Car.  Constructed from sections of Mansfield Depot."    Just the the right of this text are three structures with dimensions of 12' x 40' each.  A.F.E. 63990-Mansfield Depot retired 1944; sold and removed 1961.   

Touhey, Wash

Aerial photo of Touhey May 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Alstown in 1966

Alstown elevator during wheat harvest in July 1966.  Photo by the Wenatche Daily World.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mansfield in 1947

Mansfield grain elevators in 1947.  Photo taken by Henry Gallaher. Provided by Mary Ellen Wax.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Harry Black (1895-1975) standing next the the railroad siding in Mansfield, Wash.  Photo provided by Mary Ellen Wax.  Date unknown.