Monday, October 1, 2012

Local historians gather to say goodbye

Waterville area locals pose for a picture in front of Burlington Northern Locomotive, GP39-2, #2730 during the “Last Train” ceremonies on March 2, 1985 in Douglas, WA.  Some of these people were on the Douglas County Historical Society at the time.  L to R:  Forrest Barnes (1912-2002), Alice Jacobsen (1925-2013), Roxanne Viebrock (1912-2004), person unknown, Edna Slusser-George (1907-2003), Glorian Eggers (1925-2008) and Nadra Betcher.  The cameraman was from 27 News, a now defunct Wenatachee TV Station.  I have tried to track down footage they shot of the last train, but all the the 27 News archive film was destroyed years ago.  Picture provided by Anita Sprauer.

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