Thursday, June 26, 2014
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April 1983 photo of Mansfield local approaching bridge #3 and the Palisades Rd. crossing. Palisades is 3 miles ahead, and then after that its steep grades for these GP9's until Douglas. One an ex-Great Northern GP9 and the other an ex-Northern Pacific.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Collage of newspaper headlines about the Waterville Railway Co. ranging in dates from 1909 to 1975. All of these headlines are from The Wenatchee Daily World, The Wenatchee World, The Spokesman Review, The Waterville Empire Press, and The Seattle Times.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Collage of newspaper headlines about the Mansfield Branch Line ranging in dates from 1907 to 1994. All of these headlines are from The Wenatchee Daily World, The Wenatchee World, The Waterville Empire Press, The Withrow Banner, The Republic and the Quad-city Herald.
Nash two-ton truck with 4-wheel "pony truck". Modified to haul 17 passengers, mail and express. Purchased by the Waterville Railway Co. in May of 1920, retired in October of 1936, and scrapped in 1939. Info from the Great Northern Railway Historical Society (Reference Sheet No. 108)
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
16' x 24' two room section house built in Mansfield by the Great Northern Railway in 1909. It was labeled on the GNRY track plans as 'Jap Ho' (Japanese House). It was retired, along with several other buildings, in 1956 and removed off site in 1958. It was one of two section houses built in Mansfield by the railroad. It was most likely occupied at one time by this man, who was killed between Withrow and Supplee in 1952 while working on the Mansfield Branch Line. It now resides in an undisclosed location.
For more on that accident click here.
June 2014 photo of section house. Bob Kelly photo.
1917 photo of section house. The larger section house is just the the right.
1956 plans showing the building being retired.
1958 plans showing the building removed.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
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Thursday, June 5, 2014
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Monday, June 2, 2014
The train in the picture is on the track wye in Waterville with the locomotive pointing northeast. The building on the far right behind the locomotive is the engine house. Here is a picture of the engine house today.