Built by the Great Northern Railway in 1909, the 61 mile Mansfield line branched off the mainline at the Columbia River and snaked its way up across Douglas County, WA to its terminus in Mansfield. In 1970, Burlington Northern took over operations of the line. In 1985 it was abandoned, thus closing the book on railroading on the Waterville Plateau. This blog is dedicated to preserving the history of the Mansfield Branch Line as well as the Waterville Railway Co. And some HO scale stuff.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Ridin' the brakes
John Henderson snapped this shot a little south of the tunnel looking back towards Palisades. In the distance the loaded unit train has its brakes working overtime to keep things under control. 1983 photo