Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Alstown in 1984  Bridge #37.5 in view.  More photos from a previous post.  Photo by Alan Loebsack.  

Monday, February 25, 2013

September 2009 photo of same location 28 years later

Train entering the south tunnel portal entrance on the up grade.  Photos by Tim Repp taken on June 14, 1981.  From a previous post. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013

South portal tunnel entrance at Douglas Creek Falls with speeder car in view.  March 8, 1986 photo by Ryan Reed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Mansfield Oct. 1983

Standing at the end of the line looking southwest down the tracks.  Leg of the wye just to the left up ahead.

Looking southwest at the grain elevators in Mansfield.

Photos by John P. Henderson

Friday, February 15, 2013

Bridge #22

June 1948 flood damage.

Bridge repaired

Fall 2007 photo of same view as above

Bridge photos provide by the Skykomish Historical Society.  2011 aerial photo of bridge location. 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Early morning train headed eastbound on the mainline about 5 miles from the start of the Mansfield Branch.  Once this train hits the mouth of Moses Coulee, nothing but steep grades and sharp curves will be awaiting them.  These GP-9's will be working overtime trying to reach Mansfield in 4 hours time.  Oct. 1983 photo by John P. Henderson.  Picture of the same train later that day ready to merge back on the mainline.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ol' timers pose for a picture on BN GP39-2 Locomotive  #2730.  The two men on the left and center are unknown and the man on the right is Oliver Ruud (1899-1994).  Both the year and the men are long gone.  Anita Sprauer photo taken on March 2, 1985.  "Last Train" out of Douglas.   

Monday, February 11, 2013

North portal entrance.  March 8, 1986 photo by Ryan Reed.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

1970's look at Central Washington Grain Growers' facilities in Douglas.  This image was taken from a company brochure. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Train departs Withrow heading westbound ready to cross over SR 172 in 1984.  Photo taken by Alan Loebsack.  Here is a September 2007 photo of the same location.

Monday, February 4, 2013

1938 flood damage

View looking on the down grade about 850' south of bridge #27.  This grade is being restored because of  massive flooding.  Photo taken on March  28, 1938 by F. Mears.

2007 photo of the same spot as up above.