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, March 24, 2015
1973 photo showing the east side of the Depot in Douglas, WA. Two years later this depot would be retired. On Dec. of 1993 it would be burned down. Here is a write-up about the depot before it was burned down. Doug Nighswonger photo.