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.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Douglas in 1956
Spring runoff in the spring of 1956 running under the US 2 bridge in Douglas. Box cars litter the siding on the right. Looking north up Douglas Creek. Harold Badten Collection.