Wednesday, January 30, 2013

People take time to check out the line one mile north of Palisades in a cut area.  One year after abandonment, the line is starting to show signs of neglect and would be ripped out later that year.  Photo taken March 8, 1986 by Ryan Reed.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Wenatchee Daily World: May 29, 1948

This flood occurred two weeks before the "big flood" in June 1948. This is bridge #37 on the Mansfield Branch. Picture taken 0.75 miles south of Alstown looking on the down grade.


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Finishing touches

Mrs. O. Allmendinger (far right), and two other women, are shown here hanging up the Palisades Depot sign in 1909.  The town-site of Palisades was platted in April of 1909.

Tri-City Herald: November 9, 1984

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bridge #11

Damage to bridge #11 from the June 1948 flood

Bridge repaired

2007 photo of the exact same location as the photos above.  Bridge photos provided by the Skykomish Historical Society.  

Friday, January 18, 2013

Waterville Railway Co. Depot in 1968.  Shown here 20 years after the line was washed out and 14 years after the line was abandoned.  Converted to a residence in this picture.  And as of 2013 it is still the home of Jim Horton.  Here is a picture of the depot when it was brand new in 1911.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Tim Repp snapped this picture from off the SR28 Overpass as the "Last Train" rolls down the rails.  The train is crossing over the last bridge (#1), and ready to merge onto the mainline located just around the bend.  This is the last picture taken of operations on this line.  March 2, 1985.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

The Wenatchee Daily World: September 4, 1909

Here is a picture, probably about the same time this article was written, showing one of the first trains reaching Dougals.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Speeder on Bridge #9.  Looking on the down grade.  Ryan Reed photo March 8, 1986.

Monday, January 7, 2013