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.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
1985 photo showing Bridge #25 on the Mansfield Branch. This was taken the same day as this photo on our family snowmobile ride along the line. Photo was taken on the west side of the creek looking on the down grade.