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, December 11, 2013
Proposed Spur at Mansfield
Plans for a proposed 450' spur to serve the Columbia Valley Lumber Co. Plans are dated August 25, 1923. Here is a drawing showing it completed in December of that year.