Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

Hopper crash

Wrecked hopper car north of Alstown. 1984 photo courtesy of the Douglas County Museum in Waterville.  Here is a link to more info and photos about this wreck. 




MB Line Stations

Early 1980 photos of Palisades, Alstown, and Withrow Stations.  Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Museum in Waterville.






WRY in the Early Days

Passenger car lashed to a steam loco in front of the WRY depot.  Date unknown.




Off to School

Passenger train with banners that read “Washington State College” draped on the side of some cars gets ready to depart Waterville on Sept. 19, 1910.  Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Museum in Waterville.  Date of 1914 on photo is incorrect.  




WRY Tracks

Looking west down the WRY tracks towards the grain industry siding.  Date unknown.  Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Museum in Waterville.




WRY Train Parked Near Depot

Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Museum in Waterville.





Sunday School Picnic

Caption reads: “Waterville Special picking up Sunday School Picnicers”.  Photo Lockwood.  The train stops to pick up people in Douglas, Wash. to head into Waterville which is only 4 miles away.  Date unknown.  Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Museum in Waterville. 




Moving through snow in Dougals

Caption reads: “Waterville Train Arrives at Douglas”. Feb. 5, 1916. Photo Lockwood.  Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Museum in Waterville.




Deep snow on the WRY

Waterville Railway Co. employee shovels snow out away from loco #299.  Date unknown.  Photo courtesy of the Douglas County Museum in Waterville.





Waterville Train Parked Near Depot.

Date September 19, 1910.




Cozette Brady

Cozette Alice "Cozy" Ogle Brady (1905-1993) pictured in front of the Depot at Douglas on March 2, 1985. She and many others were participating in the ceremony commemorating the last train to run the Mansfield Branch Line. Her husband John "Jack" Brady was a long time agent on the line until he retired in 1959.  He died 10 years later in 1969.  Photo from the Douglas County Museum in Waterville.





Monday, May 1, 2017

WRY Balance Sheet June 1974


WRY dissolved









WRY Stockholder Letter


WRY License Renewal Notice


Typical Stockhilder Payout Letter


Unclaimed Property on the WRY



WRY stockholders

List of stockholders that could not be contacted when the company was being dissolved in 1974.



Statement of Intent to Dissolve the WRY





WRY Permit

Permit to allow a truck to run as a railroad between Douglas and Waterville. 


WRY Stockholders in 1974





CWGG to buy assets from WRY in 1974






WRY Stock Certificate

Issued to Elmer and Dorothy Hanson 





WRY lease Transfer