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.

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