Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
This grainy July 16, 2012 photo shows the last moments of the Touhey Elevator before a wall of fire engulfed the structure. A large fire swept the area, thus erasing the last remaining sign that any railroad activity ever took place in Touhey. Touhey Elevator before the fire. Photo was taken south of the elevator.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
1948 flood damage to the 170' trestle #18
Nov 2007 photo of same location and view as above. After '48 flood the tracks were located to the west side of the creek as seen in this photo. Bridge #18 eliminated. Looking on the down grade. 1949 aerial of this location.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Plan view drawing showing the addition of the Bonneville Power Spur (Bon Spur). On the opposite side of the tracks across from the spur was the Moses Coulee Siding. That siding was taken out in 1938. This drawing is dated 1952. This line would serve the Bonneville Power Station up until the 1980's.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
GNRY officials inspect the damaged remains of bridge #28 during the summer of 1948. Looking on the down grade. Picture provided by the Skykomish Historical Society.
June 2012 photo showing approximate location of bridge #28. The bridge crossed the creek just out of view if this picture to the right. You can see where the line used to run prior to the 1948 flood on the right. GN relocated the line to the left and eliminated this bridge completely. I'm standing on the revised grade location looking on the up grade approximately where the basalt rock face is in the above photo.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Monday, March 4, 2013
Looking southwest with the pump-house and depot on the left and grain elevators on the right. Photo taken in the 1950's during the month of August. The depot was retired in 1944 along with the water tower. In 1961 the depot was sold and removed. Picture of this depot in 1947.
Looking northeast towards the end of the rails. On the left is the water crane and depot. 1950's photo.