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.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
October 28, 1983 pictures taken by the late John P. Henderson showing the train on the down grade between the tunnel and Palisades where the Douglas Creek Canyon opens up into Moses Coulee. Dust litters the air around the box cars.