Thursday, October 31, 2013

1952 Fatal Accident Near Supplee

This locomotive was involved in a accident near Supplee in 1952.  One GN emplyee was killed.  Here is some information about that accident.  Here is the Interstate Commerce Commision Report.

Locomotive shown here in August 1969 in Minnespolis MN.  Tom Strauss Photo

Monday, October 28, 2013

Grain Elevator at Touhey Wa

Touhey Elevator during the railroad days.  Early 1980's photo.  Here is the last picture of the this sturcture before it was destroyed by fire.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Bridge #28 Flood Damage

South end of Bridge #28 with flood damage.  May 18, 1938 photo.

Bridge #33

Train crossing bridge #33 at the Kelly Davis Crossing south of Alstown, WA.  1984 picture by Alan Loebsack.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Half of the Withrow Depot

The Withrow Depot was retired and sold in 1936.  Some time after that it was divided in two and moved.  One half (passenger side), was moved just a couple hundred yards from its original location to Main Street in Withrow.  The other half (freight side), was relocated on a farm some place near Withow.  These pictures show the passenger side of the depot resting on Main St. in the little town of Withrow, and in 2008 it was torn down.

Date unknown.  Looking at the end of the depot that was divided.

Date unknown

July 2002 photo

July 2002 photo.  Divided end.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

McCue in the 1930's

Douglas County plan showing road relocation.

2013 aerial of this location

Drawing and aerial combined

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Appledale Siding Track Plans

1913 GN track plans showing a car body depot that was installed on the main line in July of that year.  Map showing location of Appledale on the MB Line.

1940 GN track plans showing the 1,700 l.f. of siding track to be retired and removed.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Repair Work

Men work on restoring the bank of the railroad bed a few hundred yards north of bridge #30.  The track is on the upper right and they are working down in the creek bed.  This work took place becuase of major flooding that crippled the area and scoured this bank and many others.  You can see in this picture rock filled gabion baskets were installed to prevent the undermining of the railroad bed on this curved section.  Looking on the up grade.   Picture taken on May 23, 1938.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Waterville Railway Co. Engine Wye

1913 track plans showing the Waterville Railway Co. Engine Wye just a little south of Douglas. 

Douglas WA

'Last Train' in Douglas.  March 2, 1985.  Photo by Edna Slusser George.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

1920 Time Table

Great Northern Spokane Division Time Table No. 2, July 11, 1920

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

MB Line Location Summary

Sheet showing locations of items and structures along the MB Line by mile post and station numbers.