Monday, December 5, 2016

Waterville Railway Co. Depot

Former Waterville Railway Co. Depot on Rainier St. in Waterville, Wash on Dec. 3, 2016.  The Great Northern Railway built this structure in 1910 for the WRY Co., which was their standard depot design during the early 1900’s.  This standard depot littered the landscape in many towns throughout the northern states, and served both passengers and freight service for the railroad.  Palisades, Douglas, Withrow, and Mansfield all had a depot of this exact design.  This depot was retired in 1954, and is now the residence of Jim Horton.  

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Kendrick Gazette: May 30, 1919


Interesting find on a drawing from McCue.  If you look really close written faintly it says "Prop'd. bridge & Building Car.  Constructed from sections of Mansfield Depot."    Just the the right of this text are three structures with dimensions of 12' x 40' each.  A.F.E. 63990-Mansfield Depot retired 1944; sold and removed 1961.   

Touhey, Wash

Aerial photo of Touhey May 2016

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Alstown in 1966

Alstown elevator during wheat harvest in July 1966.  Photo by the Wenatche Daily World.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Mansfield in 1947

Mansfield grain elevators in 1947.  Photo taken by Henry Gallaher. Provided by Mary Ellen Wax.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Harry Black (1895-1975) standing next the the railroad siding in Mansfield, Wash.  Photo provided by Mary Ellen Wax.  Date unknown.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

How Touhey got its name?

From the 1909 Spokane Directory

He was born in Ohio in June 1861 and died in Spokane in 1936.  In 1905 he was listed as a terminal agent at Hillyard in Spokane.  In 1910 he was a conductor and in 1920 he was a yardmaster.  His home was in Hillyard.  Data from  Trying to find a connection with the MB Line.  Maybe it is just a coincidence.

From the Washington State University Digital Collection


Monday, April 25, 2016

ATV/Golf Cart Bridge

Dec 2014

Aug 2015

These large timber girders came off a pier from downtown Seattle. 

Aug 2015

Oct 2015

The pilings used for the abutment ramp walls are from bridge trestles off the MB Line.  A local farmer had several and I was able to acquire some for my bridge.  Very solid. 

Nov 2015

Mar 2016

Apr 2016

"Lamoine Draw" sign modeled after a 1950's Great Northern Railway Standard Plan for bridge number and stream names.

Arp 2016