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.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Looking on the down grade at the newly constructed railroad tracks in the heart of Douglas Creek. This location is just across the creek from Slack Canyon, with bridge #12 just behind the cameraman. The homestead in the background belonged to J.M. Barb, a local rancher. Date 1909. Richard Karschner photo.
Dec 27, 2013 photo taken about where the buildings are in the above photo.