Monday, March 1, 2021
Former Douglas Depot photos by Paul Lacombe. Paul was only 16 years old when he worked at the depot in the summer of 1966. He would commute up from Wenatchee in the early morning hours and work the duties of a depot agent by preparing waybills and other necessary paperwork. By this time, the train only ran Thursdays and Sundays. The days the train didn't run, gave the young man lots of time to explore the little community of Douglas. Everyday he would eat lunch prepared by Lois "Jeff" Friel at the Douglas Store. He only worked there one summer, but the memories he said are very fond and clear. These photos show him back at the depot 25 years later with his cousin on July 28, 1991. Paul would later become a pharmacist and retire in Spokane.