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.
Thursday, August 6, 2015
New John Deere Combines
New John Deere 35 pull type combines sit atop flat cars on the Mansfield Branch during the 1940's. From the looks of the terrain, it looks as if the picture was taken south of Douglas.