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.