Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Steam Locomotive #299 parked at Douglas
Waterville Railway Co. Steam Locomotive #299 parked next to the Douglas Depot. Date unknown. A 4-6-0 locomotive built for Fairhaven and Southern as #2; sold to Seattle and Montana Railroad and renumbered as #299 in 1898. Great Northern Railway purchased it in 1907. It was a class E-4 locomotive that GN then sold to the Waterville Railway Co. in Feb. of 1911. It was retired in May of 1934 and scrapped in Jan. of 1935. Here is a picture of this Steam locomotive plowing snow about 1914. Another picture of it parked at the Waterville Depot with the Douglas County Courthouse in the background.