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, January 30, 2013
take time to check out the line one mile north of Palisades in a cut area. One year after abandonment, the line is starting
to show signs of neglect and would be ripped out later that year. Photo
taken March 8, 1986 by Ryan Reed.