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.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Douglas Creek in 1942
My grandparents in their early 20's, pose for a picture underneath bridge #11 in Douglas Creek on April 1942. One year later, my grandpa would be shipped off to Europe to fight the Germans.