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.
Monday, November 8, 2010
1948 photo of Bridge #9
June 1948 photo showing flood damage and what's left of brige #9
1948 photo of bridge repaired
This trestle was located just a little bit north of the tunnel. It was orignally built with 19 trestle bents and 4 mud sills. Photo provide by the Skykomish Historical Society