Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Train on the down grade.  June 14, 1981.  Photo by Tim Repp

Aerial of photo loction

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Station Sign Detail

Walter Holmes (1890-1957) is seen here picking a chopping away at the ice on the grade crossing on Highway 2 just east of Waterville.  Walter wore many hats while he worked for the Waterville Railway Co.  He was the fireman on locomotive 949, conductor, brakeman, switch-man as well as section gang.  Picture taken in the winter of 1942.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Seattle Times Photo showing steam locomotive 949 about a half mile south of Douglas, WA.  Picture is looking south taken in Feb. 1942.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Bridge #9

This picture taken one year after abandonment, shows some people playing around on bridge #9.  Ryan Reed photo.  March 8, 1986.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Early '80's

Train on the down grade about a mile south of Douglas.  You can see the steeple on the Douglas Church in the background.  Picture by Alan Loebsack 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Local historians gather to say goodbye

Waterville area locals pose for a picture in front of Burlington Northern Locomotive, GP39-2, #2730 during the “Last Train” ceremonies on March 2, 1985 in Douglas, WA.  Some of these people were on the Douglas County Historical Society at the time.  L to R:  Forrest Barnes (1912-2002), Alice Jacobsen (1925-2013), Roxanne Viebrock (1912-2004), person unknown, Edna Slusser-George (1907-2003), Glorian Eggers (1925-2008) and Nadra Betcher.  The cameraman was from 27 News, a now defunct Wenatachee TV Station.  I have tried to track down footage they shot of the last train, but all the the 27 News archive film was destroyed years ago.  Picture provided by Anita Sprauer.