Monday, December 5, 2016
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.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
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.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
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Thursday, April 28, 2016
From the 1909 Spokane Directory
He was born in Ohio in June 1861 and died in Spokane in 1936. In 1905 he was listed as a terminal agent at Hillyard in Spokane. In 1910 he was a conductor and in 1920 he was a yardmaster. His home was in Hillyard. Data from Ancestry.com. Trying to find a connection with the MB Line. Maybe it is just a coincidence.
From the Washington State University Digital Collection
Monday, April 25, 2016
These large timber girders came off a pier from downtown Seattle.
The pilings used for the abutment ramp walls are from bridge trestles off the MB Line. A local farmer had several and I was able to acquire some for my bridge. Very solid.
"Lamoine Draw" sign modeled after a 1950's Great Northern Railway Standard Plan for bridge number and stream names.