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BN6304AuburnWASep-1985
BN 6304 coming onto northbound Main Line at Auburn from Stampede Pass
locomotive - dieselAuburn wyeRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1freight
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BN6304AuburnWASep-1985
BN 6304 coming onto northbound Main Line at Auburn from Stampede Pass
locomotive - dieselAuburn wyeRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-002.1http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-002.1.jpg
  
NP2600AuburnWAnd
NP 2600, the first 4-8-4 Northern, rounding the north leg of the Auburn Wye enroute to Seattle.
locomotive - steamsignal - semaphoreunknownTacoma1pass
WWANL-T01-003http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-003.jpg
  
BN6304AuburnWASep-1985
BN 6304 coming onto northbound (Seattle) Main Line at Auburn wye from Stampede Pass
locomotive - dieselAuburn wyeRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-004http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-004.jpg
  
NP1823AuburnWA8/22/1948
NP 1823 coming onto northbound (Seattle) Main Line at Auburn wye with Ringling Bros. circus train in 1948
train - circuslocomotive - steamAuburn wyeAl FarrowTacoma1circus
WWANL-T01-005http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-005.jpg
  
NP1791AuburnWA1953
NP 1791 coming onto souththbound (Tacoma) Main Line at Auburn withlog train in 1953
train - loglocomotive - steamAuburn wyeAl FarrowTacoma1log
WWANL-T01-006http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-006.jpg
  
NP1824AuburnWA3/16/1946
NP 1824 and 1826 on southbound (Tacoma) leg of Auburn wye with MOW train in 1946, including a wrecker crane
train - work locomotive - steamAuburn wyeAl FarrowTacoma11826work
WWANL-T01-007http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-007.jpg
  
NP1674AuburnWA4/30/1956
NP 1674 with 1956 westbound PTA special at Auburn Way bridge.
train - passengerlocomotive - steambridge - highway undercrossingAl FarrowTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-008http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-008.jpg
  
NP1619AuburnWA11/10/1954
NP 1619 and caboose 1784 crossing over Auburn Way bridge in 1954
locomotive - steamcaboose - woodbridge - highway undercrossingAl FarrowTacoma1caboose hop
WWANL-T01-009http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-009.jpg
  
AMT102East AuburnWAJan-1973
Amtrak Train #7 passing signal 102.2 at East Auburn
locomotive - dieselAmtraksignal - semaphoreR.W.JohnstonTacoma1AMT 7
WWANL-T01-010http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-010.jpg
  
NP1675East AuburnWAnd
Eastbound North Coast Limited at East Auburn; NP 1675 on Tacoma-Auburn transfer.
train - passengerumbrella shedlocomotive - steamAl FarrowTacoma1NP 26
WWANL-T01-011http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-011.jpg
  
AMT102East AuburnWAJan-1973
Amtrak Train #7 Westbound East Auburn. Bus for Tacoma - Auburn transfer is waiting on the other side of the umbrella shed.
locomotive - dieselumbrella shedAmtrakR.W.JohnstonTacoma1AMT 7
WWANL-T01-012http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-012.jpg
  
AMT106East AuburnWAJan-1973
Amtrak Train #7 Westbound East Auburn unbrella shed, with MOW train in background.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerAmtrakR.W.JohnstonTacoma1AMT 7
WWANL-T01-013http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-013.jpg
  
NP1677East AuburnWA6/26/1954
NP 1677 with westbound passenger train (probably the Tacoma - Auburn transfer) at East Auburn in 1953. The North Coast Limited or Mainstreeter is on the other side of the umbrella shed.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerumbrella shedTacoma1Pass
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NP2216East AuburnWA7/6/1953
NP 2216 at East Auburn with the Tacoma - Auburn transfer.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerumbrella shedAl FarrowTacoma1NP 411
WWANL-T01-015http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-015.jpg
  
NP2216East AuburnWA1953
NP 2216 at East Auburn with the Tacoma - Auburn transfer.
locomotive - steamumbrella shedtrain - passengerHarold A. HillTacoma1NP 411
WWANL-T01-016http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-016.jpg
  
NP2626East AuburnWA8/4/1957
NP 2626 with 2nd #6, the Casey Jones excurstion returning from Cle Elum, at East Auburn (last run for NP 2626).
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerCasey Jones ExcursionR V NixonTacoma12nd #6
WWANL-T01-017http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-017.jpg
  
NP2260East AuburnWA6/18/1945
NP 2260 with the easbound Alaskan, Train #4, at East Auburn. The Tacoma - Auburn connection, with NP 2185, is standing on the other side of the umbrela shed.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerumbrella shedJim FredricksonTacoma12185NP 411
WWANL-T01-018http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-018.jpg
  
NP2262East AuburnWA4/18/1954
NP 2262 westbound at East Auburn umbrella shed
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerumbrella shedStan StylesTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-019http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-019.jpg
  
BN9790East AuburnWAMar-1973
Amtrack #8 eastbound at East Auburn in March 1973, with bus connection from Tacoma standing on other side of Umbrella Shed.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerAmtrakR.W.JohnstonTacoma1AMT 8
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BN9790East AuburnWAApr-1971
BN 9790 with eastbound No. Coast Ltd at East Auburn with Tacoma bus connection on other side of umbrella shed.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerAmtrakTacoma - Auburn bus transferR.W.JohnstonTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-021http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-021.jpg
  
BN9790East AuburnWAApr-1971
BN 9790 with eastbound No. Coast Ltd at East Auburn with Tacoma bus connection on other side of umbrella shed.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerAmtrakTacoma - Auburn bus transferR.W.JohnstonTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-022http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-022.jpg
  
NP4012East AuburnWA1/8/1940
NP 4012 on X4012 E leaving East Auburn 1-8-40 with 42 cars
locomotive - steamtrain - freight Al FarrowTacoma1X4012E
WWANL-T01-023http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-023.jpg
  
NP4017East AuburnWA8/29/1940
NP4017 and 4019 on X4017 E leaving Auburn
locomotive - steamtrain - freight Al FarrowTacoma14019X4017E
WWANL-T01-024http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-024.jpg
  
NP88East AuburnWA1944-1951
NP crane and shovel at Auburn gravel pit circa 1944-1955
gravel pitcraneditcherC.W. Mendenhall ColTacoma1NP 3 (excavator)excavators
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NP88East AuburnWA1944-1951
NP crane and shovel at Auburn gravel pit circa 1944-1955
gravel pitcraneditcherC.W. Mendenhall ColTacoma1202907excavators
WWANL-T01-026http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-026.jpg
  
NP4016East AuburnWA7/20/1940
Class Z-3 NP 4016 eastbound out of Auburn, WA in July, 1940
locomotive - steamtrain - freight Al FarrowTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-027http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-027.jpg
  
NP4023East AuburnWAnd
Class Z-3 NP 4023 in the Green River Valley east of Auburn, WA
locomotive - steamAl FarrowTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-028http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-028.jpg
  
BNEast AuburnWA8/14/1972
Westboound 2nd #7 at MP 99 east of Auburn, WA on 8-14-73
train - passengerJim FredricksonTacoma1BN 7
WWANL-T01-029http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-029.jpg
  
NP2211East AuburnWA7/23/1944
Eastbound Alaskan (Train #4) crossing the Green River Bridge (100) 0n July 23, 1944. The train is doubleheaded with helper NP 2111 on point and NP 2265 as the road engine.
locomotive - steamBridgetrain - passenger Al FarrowTacoma12283NP 4
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NP 6001East AuburnWA6/10/1944
NP6001 eastbound crossing the Green River Bridge (Bridge 100) on June 10, 1944with 69 cars and caboose.
locomotive - dieselBridgetrain - freightAl FarrowTacoma1freight
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NP 2516CovingtonWA5/17/1967
NP 2516, a U25C, leads two U28Cs and a GP-9 on a westbound freight train east of East Auburn WA.
locomotive - dieselBig Soos Creektrain - freightJim FredricksonTacoma12804freight
WWANL-T01-032http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-032.jpg
  
NP 4016CovingtonWAnd
Class Z-3 NP 4016 with a string of empty gondolas between Covington and East Auburn.
locomotive - steamtrain - logAl FarrowTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-033http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-033.jpg
  
NP1678CovingtonWA9/30/1943
NP 1678 West Bound with a 20-car log train at the Covington Bridge on Sept. 30, 1943.
locomotive - steamtrain - freight Al FarrowTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-034http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-034.jpg
  
NP2602CovingtonWA8/8/1950
Class A 4-8-4 NP 2602 passes the Covington bridge with a Korean War troop train on August 8, 1950.
locomotive - steamtrain - passenger bridge - road overcrossingAl FarrowTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-035http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-035.jpg
  
NP4017CovingtonWAnd
A doubleheaded eastbound freight train of reefer approaching the Covington Bridge. Class Z-3 NP 4017 is on point with another Z-3 behind it.
locomotive - steamtrain - freight Al FarrowTacoma1freight
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NPCovingtonWA8/1957
Eastbound North Coast Limited (Train 26) approaching the Covington Bridge. The train includes Vista-Dome Sleepers.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passenger North Coast LimitedWarren WingTacoma1Pass
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NPCovingtonWA8/1957
Eastbound North Coast Limited (Train 26) just past the Covington Bridge, showing the observation lounge and Vista-Dome sleeper cars.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passenger North Coast LimitedWarren WingTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-038http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-038.jpg
  
NP4019CovingtonWA5/21/1941
NP 4019 and 4015 doublehead an eastbound extra passing under the Covington Bridge on May 21, 1941.
locomotive - steamtrain - freight doubleheadAl FarrowTacoma14015freight
WWANL-T01-039http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-039.jpg
  
BN8158CovingtonWA12/1987
BN 8158 and 7146 switch a ribbon-rail train at the Covington siding in December 1987.
locomotive - dieseltrain - workribbon railRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1BN 7146work
WWANL-T01-040http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-040.jpg
  
NP2609Henry'sWA1951
NP 2609 with detoured Milwaukee Olympian approaching Pacific Coast overpass at Henry's in 1951. The detour was due to a Milwaukee freight derailed in Maple Valley.
locomotive - steamlocomotive - electrictrain - passenger Harold A. HillTacoma1Milw electricpass
WWANL-T01-041http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-041.jpg
  
MilwHenry'sWA1950
The observation car of the Milwaukee's Olympian Hiawatha passes under the highway bridge at Henry's in 1950. The detour was due to a wreck at Maple Valley.
train - passenger car - observationMilwaukee detourHarold A. HillTacoma1Milw observationpass
WWANL-T01-042http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-042.jpg
  
NPRavensdaleWA1/1/1952
Back side of Ravensdale, WA depot in January 1952. The depot is a Class C 2-story Combination depot to the standard plans of 1889-1890
depot - combinationTacoma1depot
WWANL-T01-043http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-043.jpg
  
NPRavensdaleWAca 1900
M.K. Coal Mine No. 2 at Ravensdale, WA
coal minecoal mineunknownTacoma1
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BN2263RavensdaleWAnd
BN 2263 and 2534 and train of hoppers at Ravensdale, WA.
locomotive - dieseltrain - workunknownTacoma1BN 2534freight
WWANL-T01-045http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-045.jpg
  
BN533106RavensdaleWAca 1985
Hopper BN 533106 is being loaded by a front end loader at Ravensdale in the mid 1980s. The material being loaded appears to be coal or ballast.
hopper carstrain - workunknownTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-046http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-046.jpg
  
AMT538KanaskatWA6/5/1975
Amtrak 538 is eastbound at Kanaskat, WA with Train #8, the North Coast Hiawatha., on June 5, 1975.
North Coast Hiawathatrain - passenger AmtrakJim FredricksonTacoma1AMT 564Pass
WWANL-T01-047http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-047.jpg
  
AMT?321KanaskatWA6/5/1975
Amtrak Train #8, the North Coast Hiawatha, passes Kanaskat, WA in 1975. The last car on the train is a former California Zephyr dome-lounge. The train includes 3 other domes and avarienty of paint schemes
North Coast Hiawathatrain - passenger AmtrakJim FredricksonTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-048http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-048.jpg
  
NPKanaskatWAca 1910
Kanaskat is twenty miles east of Auburn, WA on NP's main line going east. It was the transfer point for trains between Seattle and Tacoma and all points east and south of Kanaskat. Note the monads on the two small windows on the upper floor. In an unfortunate accident, this beautiful depot burned to the ground o December 30, 1943. Hastily, the NP stationed a converted box car to be used as a telegraph office until a new permanent depot could be built - Seattle Historical Society.
depot - combinationunknownTacoma1depot
WWANL-T01-049http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-049.jpg
  
NP2626KanaskatWA8/4/1957
NP 2626 with 2nd #6, the Casey Jones excurstion returning from Cle Elum, at Kanaskat, WA.
locomotive - steamtrain - passenger Casey Jones ExcursionR V NixonTacoma1
WWANL-T01-050http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-050.jpg
  
NP2626KanaskatWA8/4/1957
NP 2626 with 2nd #6, the Casey Jones excurstion returning from Cle Elum, at Kanaskat, WA.
locomotive - steamtrain - passenger Casey Jones ExcursionR V NixonTacoma1
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NP2241KanaskatWA1938
NP 2241 passes a train of empty log cars at Kanaskat, WA in 1938
locomotive - steamcar - logHarold A. HillTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-052http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-052.jpg
  
NP1368KanaskatWA7/26/1937
Class S-4 ten-wheeler NP 1368 Westbound passing under the Kanaskat bridge with a loaded log train on July 26, 1937.
locomotive - steamtrain - logbridge - road overcrossingJames A. TurnerTacoma1log
WWANL-T01-053http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-053.jpg
  
NP4008KanaskatWA7/25/1937
Class Z-3 2-8-8-2 NP 4008 westbound with a freight train at the Kanaskat, WA bridge on July 25, 1937.
locomotive - steambridge - road overcrossingJames A. TurnerTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-054http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-054.jpg
  
NP 6005KanaskatWA7/15/1945
Northern Pacific Extra 6005 West passes the second-to-last depot at Kanaskat, WA in 1945
depot - combinationlocomotive - dieselwater tankJim FredricksonTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-055http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-055.jpg
  
NP1381?KanaskatWAnd
NP heavyweight passenger car 1381 is the last car on a passenger train passing through Kanaskat, WA. This depot was replaced when the line was relocated in 1959.
train - passengerpaint - Pine Treeheavyweight passengerunknownTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-056http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-056.jpg
  
NPKanaskatWAca 1955
A small crowd waits at the platform of the second-to-last passenger depot at Kanaskat, WA. This depot was replaced when the line was relocated in 1959.
depot - combinationcar - MOWunknownTacoma1
WWANL-T01-057http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-057.jpg
  
NP6503KanaskatWA1953
NP 6503 with the heavyweight Alaskan, all in Pine Tree paint scheme, at Kanaskat, WA in 1953.
train - passengerAlaskanwater - standpipeHarold HillTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-058http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-058.jpg
  
BN5799KanaskatWA11/27/1987
BN 5799 with two other uunits and a caboose, run around a ribbon-rail train at the newest Kanaskat depot in 1987. Jeff Nichols is on the platform.
locomotive - dieseltrain - workribbon railRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1BN 965829caboose hop
WWANL-T01-059http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-059.jpg
  
BN6384KanaskatWASep-1981
BN 6384 passing the newest Kanaskat, WA depot in 1981.
depotlocomotive - dieseldepot - combinationRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-060http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-060.jpg
  
BN8174KanaskatWAAug-1985
BN 8174 leads the last train through Kanaskat, WA via the Stampede Pass line in August 1985. The route was not used again until 2006.
depot - combinationlocomotive - dieselRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-061http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-061.jpg
  
NPKanaskatWAnd
New Kanaskat, WA depot., built on the main line that was relocated in 1959.
depot - combinationsignal - searchlightRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1
WWANL-T01-062http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-062.jpg
  
BN7032KanaskatWASep-1985
BN 7032 leads an eastbound freight past the newest Kanaskat, WA depot in Sept. 1985.
depot - combinationlocomotive - dieselRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-063http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-063.jpg
  
BNKanaskatWAnd
Westbound BN local passing the newest Kanaskat depot withempty log cars standing on adjacent sidings.
depot - combinationtrain - freight car - logRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-064http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-064.jpg
  
AMT9766Palmer JctWAJul-1985
Amtrak 9766, still in NP Loewy Green paint scheme, leads Amtrak Train #8 near Palmer Jct., WA in July 1972.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerAmtrakprob Robert W. JohnsonTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-065http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-065.jpg
  
AMT356Palmer JctWASep-1981
Amtrak 356 leads Train #8 eastbound across the Green River bridge at Palmer Jct in Sept 1981. This was the last week of operation over NP track of the "Empire Builder", at Palmer Jct., WA. The following week, the train was rescheduled over the former GN line between Seattle and Spokane.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerAmtrakBridge 81Robert W. JohnstonTacoma1Bridge 81Pass
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BN6480Palmer JctWAApr 1971
BN 6480 Eastbound across the Green River bridge at Palmer Jct. in April, 1971.
locomotive - dieseltrain - freight bridge - steel trussRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1Bridge 81freight
WWANL-T01-067http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-067.jpg
  
NP6502Palmer JctWAnd
Eastbound North Coast Limited in Loewy green paint crosses the Green River Bridge at Palmer Junction.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerNorth Coast LimitedMILW bridgeRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1Bridge 81NP 26
WWANL-T01-068http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-068.jpg
  
BN5499Palmer JctWAnd
Eastbound BN 5499 and a business car pass through Palmer Jct.
locomotive - dieselbridge - steel trusscar - business Al FarrowTacoma1Bridge 81Business
WWANL-T01-069http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-069.jpg
  
BN2512Palmer JctWA8/13/1983
Last Eastbound train on the [BN] 4th Sub. (Stampede Pass Line) BN 2512-6902 show arriving at Palmer Jct. Aug 13, 1983 Tacoma-Yakima Local.
locomotive - dieselbridge - steel trussStampede LineAl FarrowTacoma1BN 6902freight
WWANL-T01-070http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-070.jpg
  
BNSF1029Palmer JctWA12/7/2006
BNSF 1029 leads BNSF1029XE through Palmer Jct on December 7, 2006. This was the first train over the newly reopened line, with Engineer Jack Christenson at the throttle.
locomotive - dieselbridge - steel trussStampede LineGary TarboxTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-071http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-071.jpg
  
BN2570Palmer JctWA12/14/1988
BN 2570 leads an eastbound work train to the Veazey gravel pit, via the Enumclaw leg of Palmer Jct., on December 14, 1988.
locomotive - dieseltrain - workcar - ballast Robert W. JohnstonTacoma1work
WWANL-T01-072http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-072.jpg
  
MilwPalmer JctWAApr-1971
Milwaukee's local from Cedar Falls to Enumclaw passing under the NP and over the Green River near Palmer Junction in April of 1971
Locomotive - dieselbridge - steel trussGreen RiverRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1Bridge 81freight
WWANL-T01-073http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-073.jpg
  
NP1776Palmer JctWA7/17/1956
Class W-3 2-8-2 #1776 on a log train drifting down grade (west) nearing Palmer Jct. on old main line, July 17, 1956.
locomotive - steamtrain - logStampede LineAl FarrowTacoma1log
WWANL-T01-074http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-074.jpg
  
NP6504Palmer JctWAAug-1947
NP 6504 westbound withTrain #5 at Palmer Jct in Aug 1947.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerPaint - Pine TreeHarold A. HillTacoma1Pass
WWANL-T01-075http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-075.jpg
  
BN1888Palmer JctWAApr-1971
BN 1888 with local from Enumclaw near Palmer Jct. in April 1971.
locomotive - dieseltrain - freight Enumclaw localRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1freight
WWANL-T01-076http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-076.jpg
  
NP4006HeadworksWA1937
Class Z-3 #4006 westbound passes the Headworks Spur near Palmer Jct in 1937.
locomotive - steamHeadworkssign - stationunknownTacoma1Bridge 79freight
WWANL-T01-077http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-077.jpg
  
NPBridge 79HeadworksWA11/6/1955
Bridge #79 and the Tacoma Headworks water diversion dam on the original main line near Palmer Jct.
Bridge - steel trussHeadworksGreen RiverunknownTacoma1Bridge 79
WWANL-T01-078http://www.nprha.org/WWANLPhotosF01/WWANL-T01-078.jpg
  
NPBridge 78.1HeadworksWA1936
Bridge 78-1, the 8th crossing of the Green River, with Tunnel #8 and Bridge 78 immediately beyond it. This is the original main line, abandoned in 1959 due to construction of the Howard Hanson Dam.
Tunnel 8Green RiverunknownTacoma1Tunnel 8
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NPBridge 78HeadworksWA1885
Bridge 78, the 7th crossing of the Green River, under construction in 1885, with falseworks still supporting the bridge. Tunnel #1 ws later renumbered as Tunnel #8. This is the original main line, abandoned in 1959 due to construction of the Howard Hanson Dam.
Tunnel 8Green RiverconstructionunknownTacoma1Bridge
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NPTunnel 8HeadworksWAnd
NP Tunnel #8 on the Green River, with Bridge #78 in the foreground and Bridges 78-1 and 79 visible through the tunnel.
Tunnel 8Bridge 78Green RiverunknownTacoma1Bridge 78
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NPTunnel 8HeadworksWA9/22/1955
NP Tunnel #8 on the Green River, with Bridge #78 in the foreground and Bridges 78-1 and 79 visible through the tunnel.
Tunnel 8Green RiverbridgeAl FarrowTacoma1Tunnel 8
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NPTunnel 8HeadworksWA9/22/1955
NP Tunnel #8 on the Green River, with Bridge #78 in the foreground and Bridges 78-1 and 79 visible through the tunnel.
Tunnel 8Green RiverBridge 78.1Al FarrowTacoma1Bridge 78.1
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NPTunnel 8HeadworksWA11/6/1955
NP Tunnel #8 on the Green River, with Bridges 78-1 and 79 visible through the tunnel.
Tunnel 8Green RiverBridge 78.1unknownTacoma1Bridge 78.1
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NPBridge 78HeadworksWA1938
Bridge #78, 7th crossing of the Green River, with NP Tunnel #8 and Bridges 78-1 and 79 visible through the tunnel.
BridgeTunnelGreen RiverunknownTacoma1Tunnel 8
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NPBridge 75LemoloWA1885
1885 Construction photo of Bridge #75, 6th crossing of the Green River, with the west end of Tunnel #2 beyond it. Falseworks are still present beneaththe bridge. Tunnel #2 was later renumbered as Tunnel #7.
Bridge - wood trussTunnel 7Green RiverunknownTacoma1Tunnel 7
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NPBridge 75LemoloWA1938
Bridge 75 and the west end of Tunnel 7 near Lemolo along the old line through Eagle Gorge.
Bridge - steel trussTunnel 7Green RiverunknownTacoma1Tunnel 7
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NPTunnel 7LemoloWA9/22/1955
East end of Tunnel 7, near Lemolo on the old line through Eagle Gorge, in 1955.
sign - speed limitAl FarrowTacoma1
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NPBridgeEagle GorgeWA1885
Footbridge to Engineers Camp, Near, Eagle Gorge, - 1885
constructonbridge - footGreen RiverunknownTacoma1
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NPBridgeEagle GorgeWA1885
Log bridge across Green River Canyon near Eagle Gorge - 1885
constructonbridge - logGreen RiverunknownTacoma1
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NP457Eagle GorgeWA1885
NP457, with a work train, approaches workers on a trestle along the Green River in 1885. The location is probably near Tunnel #2 (later tunnel #7).
locomotive - steamtrain - MOWcar - cabooseworkersJohn Foster AdamsTacoma1work
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NP457Eagle GorgeWA1885
A Northern Pacific construction gang, including a Chinese Worker, along the Green River in 1885 during the building of the switchbacks over Stampede Pass. When completed in 1887, trains could cross the lofty Cascade Mountains providing direct rail service between the Columbia River and Puget Sound and giving Northern Pacific transcontinental serivce all the way from Lake Superior on its own tracks.
locomotive - steamworkerstrain - MOWbridge  - timber trestleJohn Foster AdamsTacoma1work
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NP137Eagle GorgeWA1885
Northern Pacific work train in 1885 on one of the bridges crossing Green River near Eagle Gorge, on the west slope of the Cascades, prior to construction of Stampede Tunnel. Location is possibly Bridge 74.
locomotive - steamBridgeGreen RiverunknownTacoma1work
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NP1351Eagle GorgeWAnd
Heavyweight passenger train in Pine Tree Paint stopped at Eagle Gorge, WA platform with head end cars on Bridge 74
train - passenger BridgeplatformunknownTacoma11357
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NP2216unknownunknd
View from a passing passenger train of NP2216 on a siding with a freight, possibly near Eagle Gorge, WA.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengertrain - freightunknownTacoma1pass
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NP978Eagle GorgeWAca 1911
NP 978 with loaded log train switching at the Page Lumber Co. in Eagle Gorge, WA. Postcard cancelllation is 1911.
train - logunknownTacoma1log
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NP164Eagle GorgeWAca 1904
stereo photo showing NP 164, a class S compound 4-6-0, swithching log cars at the Page Lumber Co. , Eagle Gorge, WA, circa 1904.
locomotive - steamtrain - logstereo pairB.W. KilburnTacoma1log trainlog
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NPEagle GorgeWAnd
View of Eagle Gorge, WA depot and water tank, taken from an empty drop-bottom gondola behind a locomotive tender.
locomotive - steamdepot - combinationwater tankunknownTacoma1drop bottom gondolawork
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NPEagle GorgeWAnd
Postcard view of the Page Lumber Co., Eagle Gorge, Wash. The mill is in background.
Page Lumber Co.postcardRPPCB. L. AldrichTacoma1
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NPEagle GorgeWA12/19/1943
Northern Pacific Station at Eagle Gorge, WA, on December 19, 1943.
depot - combinationsignal - train orderGreen RiverJim FredricksonTacoma1
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NP2248Eagle GorgeWA1940
NP 2248 westbound with a passenger train near Eagle Gorge in 1940
locomotive - steamtrain - passenger Warren WingTacoma1Passenger
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NPEagle GorgeWAca 1968
A westbound freight crosses over Bridge 74 on the relocated line above Howard Hansen Reservoir in the 1960s.
locomotive - dieseltrain - freight Green RiverRussell C. JohnsonTacoma1Bridgefreight
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NP3620MaywoodWAca 1968
NP 3620 with a westbound freight waits on the siding at Maywood for a passenger train pulled by an unidentified F-unit in Loewy green paint pulling a passenger train with vista domes (North Coast Limited).
locomotive - dieseltrain - freight Green RiverRussell C. JohnsonTacoma1freight
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NP 6000MaywoodWA9/22/1945
NP extra X6000W with FT units in A-B-B-A configuration and freight paint scheme pull a freight train through Maywood, WA on Sept. 22, 1945.
locomotive - dieseltrain - freight R V NixonTacoma1SP 72673freight
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6003MaywoodWA2/9/1945
NP extra X6003E with FT units in A-B-B-A configuration passes through Maywood, WA on February 9, 1945.
locomotive - dieseltrain - freight R V NixonTacoma1freight
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NPNagromWAca 1916
Postcard viiew of unidentified sawmill, probably at Nagrom, WA,circa 1916. The card is addressed from, and cancelled at, Nagrom, WA, and the photo is reasonably consistent with ICC valuation map.
sawmillunknownTacoma1
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NPHot SpringsWA1923
Remains from a wreck in the vicinity of Hot Springs, just west of Lester. Persons identifying the photograph believe the track is pictured running west to east from bottom to top, and the buildings in the far background are thought to be those which were once rented by the Darker family, until the Senior Mr. Darker passed away, leaving his son, Jim, a railroad fireman working out of Lester, to care for his widowed mother and siblings. In any event, the location is between Lester and Hot Springs; and the year is 1923 - by Dave Sprau per George Thompson.
wreckunknownTacoma1
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NPHot SpringsWA1920
Hot Springs, two miles west of Lester, 1920. Track Inspectors Dominic Abinati, right and Pucci Sabatino. Dominic later became section foreman at Easton. He and his wife, Annie, and his cousin, Oronzo ("Lawrence"), who also was a sectionman for the NP in the Easton area for many years.
Pucci (pronounced "poochie") proudly told his co-workers that he came from "Tuscany, North of Rome." He began as a trackwalker, patrolling the track from Lester to Kennedy when the Weston Loop made this distance several miles greater. Later, his duties were performed by motorized speeder, as seen in the photograph. Under Roadmaster John O. Davies, who later became a General Manager of the Burlington Northern, Pucci worked as section foreman at Lester, the position from which he retired. Jim Fredrickson recalls seeing the retired Pucci, who had moved to Tacoma, as a regular visitor at the Union Station: "He lived in an apartment uptown and used to come to the station regularly and sit in an old rocking chair in the depot concourse and watch the trains."
Indeed, for Dominic and Pucci and many others who represent their era and work ethic, working for and taking care of the railroad, and watching the trains pass, was a way of life, which followed even into retirement. - by Dave Sprau per George and Walter Thompson.
Speedertrack inspectorsunknownTacoma1
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NPHot SpringsWA ca 1916
Hot Springs, two miles west of Lester, boarded up and abandoned. Probably about 1916. Prior to 1914 double-tracking of the Stampede - Lester segment, Hot Springs (rather than Lester) was considered one of the more major stations/towns on the west side of the Cascades. Rail travellers came here to visit the spa nad nearby hotel and soak in the reputedly theraputic suplhur springs. All changed when the hotel burned and was not rebuilt; at the same time, establishment of Lester as a major helper and fueling station at the :new: foot of the 2.2% grade caused closure of the Hot Springs depot. Lester residents then used the mineral springsas their private recreation spot until Tacoma Watershed personnel cracked down on suck use by bulldozing the spring entrance shut in 1970. One of the last regular users was Josef Melch, a retired railroad signalman and later sectionman, who used to walk from Lester to Hot Springs nearly every day for a bath. The ritual ended abruptly when, one day, Joe was discovered floating dead of an apparent heart attack in the steaming water. - Caption by Dave Sprau per George and Walter Thompson.
depot - combinationunknownTacoma1
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NPHot SpringsWAca 1907
Postcard of the Green River Hot Springs Hotel, Hot Springs, WA. Postmarked 1907.
HotelunknownTacoma1
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NPHot SpringsWAnd
Green River Hot Springs Hotel, Hot Springs, Wash.
HotelunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca 1906
Lester, WA in about 1906, looking from the mountainside to the north.The coal dock water tank, depot, turntable and roundhouse are all visible. The machine shop and hotel have not yet been built.
depot - combinationroundhousecoal dockL Bingham WaltersTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/5/1940
Lester, WA in June, 1940, looking from the hillside to the north. The depot, roundhouse, machine shop and hotel are clearly visible.
depot - combinationroundhousehotelAl FarrowTacoma1
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NPLesterWA1920s
Looking east from the Lester coal dock in the 1920s
coal dock trestleyardunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca 1905
View from the coal dock of a heavily working pusher on a heavyweight NP Passenger train leaving Lester, WA.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerlocomotive - helperunknownTacoma1passenger
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NP4005LesterWA1939
NP 4005 with a freight train near Lester, WA in 1939.
locomotive - steamtrain - feight Harold A. HillTacoma1passenger
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NP4009LesterWAca 1924
NP 4009 crosses Bridge 60, a steel pony truss over the Green River. During most of the Northern Pacific's lifetime, the term "West Switch at Lester" was synonymous with the term "End of double track." Present day railroaders mentally picture this location as being at the Green River Bridge, but it was not always quite so.
For many years, double track ended at Milepost 60.3, about 800 feet east of the Green River Bridge. And here is proof: In about 1924, an eastward freight train stops at the former end of double track; a brakeman will alight and move the hand-throw switch between the left semaphore and the locomotive, and the train will start up the eastward track enroute Stampede Tunnel. The Green River bridge is out of view in the picture. Signs of some sort of a wreck lay at the base of signal 60.3; but this is NOT the same wreck visible at nearly the same location as shown in another photo of this series.
locomotive - steamtrain - feight Bridge 60unknownTacoma1freight
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NP1671LesterWA7/25/1937
NP 1671 doubleheads with a Z-3 and an eastbound freight crossing Bridge 60 at the west end of Lester, WA on June 25, 1937.
locomotive - steamBridge 60signal - semaphoreJames A. TurnerTacoma1Z-3freight
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NPLesterWAnd
A Steam locomotive and rotary snow plow clears the tracks at the west end of Lester, WA in the 1950s.
plow-snow-rotaryunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAnd
A Steam locomotive and rotary snow plow clears the tracks at the west end of Lester, WA in the 1950s. Bridge 60 is visible in the background.
plow-snow-rotaryunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAnd
A Steam locomotive and rotary snow plow clears the tracks at the west end of Lester, WA in the 1950s.
plow-snow-rotaryunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAnd
A Steam locomotive and rotary snow plow clears the tracks at the west end of Lester, WA in the 1950s. Bridge 60 and the semaphores at the west end of the CTC are visible in the background.
plow-snow-rotaryBridge 60signal - semaphoreunknownTacoma1
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NP6016LesterWA8/6/1949
Extra X6016W passes milepost 60 at Lester, WA on August 6, 1949.
locomotive - dieselR V NixonTacoma1
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NP6003LesterWA2/9/1945
Extra X6003E eastbound at Lester, WA on February 9, 1945.
locomotive - dieselR V NixonTacoma1
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NP90351LesterWAca 1920s
Three men stand in front of two flat cars loaded with car bodies from a wreck, including a box car and an NP stock car.
car - stockwreckcoal dockunknownTacoma1MOW
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NPLesterWA1913
Two Little Boys Who Grew Up to be Railroaders.
Lester, looking east, 1913. Depot is hidden behind foliage of a huge Maple tree wich was removed a few years later. John R. Sauriol, left, and his borther Elmer O. Sauriol, right, two little boys who grew up to be NP Railroad conductors, stand in front of their father's office building. Their Dad, Chas. J. Sauriol, was Roadmaster at Lester for many years. Elmer appears to be wearing a Soldier's helmet, perhaps obtained from the U.S. Army men who were in Lester about that time, "Guarding the scabs during the carmens' strike," as one railroader describred it.
During a 1990 meeting of former Lester people this photo was submitted to the group for possible identification of the children. "Why, that's me, with my Brother Elmer!", a surprised John Sauriol exclaimed. Elmer, his brother, has been deceased for many years. Both spent their entire working lives as brakemen and conductors out of Auburn, WA. Another brother, Frank, worked in the NP track department for many years until killed in an accident on the Darrignton Branch. Caption by Dave Sprau per George Thompson.
childrenroundhousecoal dockunknownTacoma1
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NP2626LesterWA12/13/1955
NP 2626 and 2601 doublehead past the Lester, WA hotel in the snow with a heavywieght passenger train .
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerNP hotelJim FredricksonTacoma12601pass
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NPLesterWAAug-1969
Lester, WA depot in August 1969. the depot has been repainted in solid Sand without the brown band below the windows.
depotsignal - train ordertrain order standprob  Robert W. JohnstonTacoma1
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NP2525LesterWAAug-1969
Three NP diesels, including U-25C NP 2525, lead a westbound freight through Lester, WA in August 1969. The lead and middle locomotives may be 3606 and 2504.
Locomotive - dieselcar - MOWRobert W. JohnstonTacoma12504freight
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NP2626LesterWA12/13/1955
Lester, December 13, 1955. NP Engines 2626 and 2601 doublehead what was known as the "Santa Claus Specials" - a yearly all-mail section of the passenger trains. Owing to the large amount of mail during this season, as well as the additional numbers of the travelling public, it was necessary for several weeks around Christmastime, to split the trains into separate passenger and mail sections. Judging from the absence of white or green flags on the lead engine, this train appears to be operating as the last section of eigher the North Coast Limited or the Mainstreeter. Both of the regular, passenger-carrying segments of these trains normally passed Lester just before daylight in wintertime.
One year later, diesel locomotives had replaced steam to the extent that such a photograph was no longer possible; and scarcely a dozen years later, the U.S. Post Office no longer even utilized passenger trains for the shipment of mail. Caption by Dave Sprau.
locomotive - steamSanta Claus Specialtrain - passenger Jim FredricksonTacoma12601pass
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NP3606LesterWAAug-1969
Westbound NP 3606 switches an outfit car in front of the Lester Depot in August 1969.
depot - combinationlocomotive - dieseltrain - freightRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1200742freight
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NP3606LesterWAAug-1969
Westbound freight passing the Lester depot in August1969.
locomotive - dieseldepot - combinationtrain - freightRobert W. JohnstonTacoma12504freight
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NPLesterWAlate 1960s
A maintenance-of-way crew with a Fairmont speeder pauses in front of the Lester, WA depot on a snowy day in the late 1960s. The depot has been repainted into solid sand without the dark brown band beneath the windows.
depot - combinationspeedercar - MOWunknownTacoma1speeder
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AMT 355LesterWASep-1981
Westbound Amtrak Train 7, the North Coast Hiawatha, passes the Lester, WA depot in September 1981.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passenger Amtrak3rd Class 2-story Combination DepotRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1AMT 7
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NPLesterWAca 1970
The Lester, WA depot in solid sand paint, possibly in the early 1970s. The train order signal is still in place.
depot - combinationpaint - solid Sand3rd Class 2-story Combination DepotunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca 1990
Lester , WA depot in BN white, after removal of the train order signals.
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination DepotPaint - BN whiteunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca 1970
Back side of the Lester, WA depot, looking toward the freight room end, possibly about 1970. The depot is painted in solid sand paint without dark trim brown below windows.
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination Depotpaint - solid SandunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca 1970
Back side of the Lester, WA depot, looking toward the waiting room end, possibly about 1970. The depot is painted in solid sand paint without dark trim brown below windows.
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination Depotpaint - solid SandunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca 1970
West end of the Lester, WA depot, showing the eave bracket details, possibly about 1970. The depot is painted in solid sand paint without dark trim brown below windows.
depot - combinationdepot trimpaint - solid SandunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca 1970
East end of the Lester, WA depot, showing the eave bracket details, possibly about 1970. The depot is painted in solid sand paint without dark trim brown below windows.
depot - combinationdepot trimpaint - solid SandunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca 1970
NP company safe in the Lester, WA Depot. Hall's Safe & Lock Co. Photo may be from about 1970. Shows agent's counter and paperwork
depot safeunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWA1924
Lester Depot during a snowfall, 1924. Note the station platform lamp at extreme left. A few years after the photgraph was taken, the train order signal was replaced with a shorter model; the first time the semaphore blade was lowered to "stop" position, it struck the side of the building and thereby failed to lower all the way to horizontal. The solution? Somebody got a saw and uniformly shortened both blades, so that the westward blade (nearest the structure) no longer contacted the building. Ever after, photos of Lester depot shw the unusual train order signal with its short, stumpy semaphore blades. - caption by Dave Sprau per George Thompson
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination DepotunknownTacoma1
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NP42LesterWAnd
Eastbound NP rotary #42 plows out the Lester depot track as two onlookers watch from the shelter of the operator's bay.
plow-snow-rotarydepot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination DepotAl FarrowTacoma1rotary
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NPLesterWAca 1910
Several men, possibly employees, stand on the platform of the Lester Depot in about 1910. A wooden platform for the operator to hand up train orders(the "pulpit") is located immediately west of the depot.
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination DepotunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWA7/8/1967
It's the morning of July 8, 1967. After having arrived at Lester on train No. 2, the Mainstreeter, around midnight of the evening before and spending the night, Assistant Scout Leader Jim Fredrickson (who was also a Train Dispatcher for the NP at Tacoma) groups Troop 118 for this photo in front of the NP depot before leaving on an overland hike to the Chinook Pass Highway. Jim escorted hundteds of Scouts on similar trips all throughout the Cascade Mountains. Today, it is not unusual to hear someone comment, "I never worked for the railroad, but I sure know where (Lester) (Stampede) (Martin) was, because our Scoutmaster, Jim Fredrickson, used to take our troop hiking up there when I was a kid, and explain hwo the railroad worked to us." caption by Dave Sprau. Judge Vernon Pearson is the adult in the back row by the door to the baggage room.
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination Depotboy scoutsJim FredricksonTacoma1
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NPLesterWAAug-1969
The Lester, WA depot in solid sand paint, in August 1969.
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination DepotRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca Sep-1985
Lester, WA depot in BN white with green trim, looking northwest from across the tracks. The train order signal has been removed.
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination Depotprobably Robert W. JohnstonTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca Sep-1986
Eastern end of the Lester, WA depot, painted in BNSF white with green trim.
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination Depotprobably Robert W. JohnstonTacoma1
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BN8157LesterWASep-1985
BN 8157 eastbound at Lester Wash Sept. 1985with a TOFC freight. The train is being detoured around a burned bridge across Columbia River near Wenatchee
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination Depotlocomotive - dieselRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1BN 617735freight
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NPLesterWA1925
Sunnyside Local (Traqin #334) prepares to depart Lester in 1925. Conductor appears to be talking to passengers through open coach window; flagman stands at rear of rear coach; telegrapher pulls express cart away, loaded with can of cream or milk and crates of what appear to be produce. Probable cause of delay: waiting until scheduled departue time. Caption by Dave Sprau per George Thompson.
train - passengercoal dockSunnyside LocalunknownTacoma1334
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NP154LesterWA1925
Looking west from the Lester, WA coaling tower on a winter day in 1925, a passenger train stands at the platform in a cloud of steam. A Class S compound 4-6-0 stands on the track behind the depot.
train - passengerdepot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination DepotunknownTacoma1NP 4
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NPLesterWA1925
Looking west from the Lester, WA coaling tower on a winter day in 1925. The wooden water tank is built on a high frame.
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination Depotwater tankunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca 1910
A long passenger train (possibly the North Coast Limited) pauses on the depot track at Lester, WA in about 1910 while an eastbound freight passes through the busy yard.
train - passenger North Coast Limitedwater tankdepot - combinationunknownTacoma1NP 2
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NP2626LesterWA8/4/1957
NP 2626, the Timken engine, runs over to the Lester fueling track during the 1957 Casey Jones excursion to Cle Elum.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerwater tankR V NixonTacoma1Casey Jones Special
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NP705LesterWA1950s
Lester, WA depot and locomotive servicing facilities in the 1950s, showing the sandhouse, turntable, roundhouse, sanding tower and depot.
fire cardepot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination DepotunknownTacoma1
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NP1785LesterWA1920s
NP 1785 and a box car near the Lester coaling dock. The crew appears to be putting out a fire in the box car, possibly from an overheated journal.
coal docklocomotive - steamunknownTacoma1
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NP1599LesterWAnd
NP Train 4, the Alaskan, fuels up at the Lester coal dock. This device was similar in all respects to coal docks at Auburn and Pasco. The solid fuel was supplied fromhopper cars which were pulled to the top of the structures by a cable-and-winch system; The stored coal was let out thru chutes into waiting locomotive tenders. Coaling devices at Easton, Centralia, Bromart and Arlighton worked on the samp principle, but were different in design and operation. Caption by Dave Sprau per George Thompson.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengercoal dockunknownTacoma1NP 4
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NP6008LesterWA3/31/1945
NP Train #4, the eastbound Alaskan, with new FT diesel set #6008 on the head end as helper to NP 2248. The train is passing the Lester coal dock on March 31, 1945.
Alaskanlocomotive - diesellocomotive - steamR V NixonTacoma1NP 2248NP 4
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NP4013LesterWAca 1915
NP 4013 at Lester, WA with the coal dock chute in the background.
locomotive - steamunknownTacoma1
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NP1216LesterWAca 1910
Class Y-5 No. 1216 doubleheads as helper on an eastbound passenger train leaving Lester, WA with the coaling dock visible in the background.
locomotive - steamlocomotive - helpertrain - passengerunknownTacoma1helperNP 4?
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NP4025LesterWA7/24/1937
Class Z-3 # 4025 with a train of refrigerator cars on the double track east of Lester, WA on July 24, 1937.
locomotive - steamtrain - freight James A. TurnerTacoma1freight
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NP1272LesterWAnd
A work crew poses with NP 1272 and a string of MOW gondolas near Lester, WA in the early 1900s. The crew is likely ballasting track during Lester to Stampede line relocation.
locomotive - steamcar - gondolacompoundunknownTacoma1MOW
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NP1201LesterWA8/8/1912
Post card of NP 1201 pusshing a string of gondolas being loaded by a steam shovel, probably for the Lester to Stampede line relocation. Postmarked 1912
locomotive - steamcar - gondolacompoundsteamshovelunknownTacoma1NP 57151MOW
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NP1783LesterWAca 1925
NP 1783 doubleheads on the point of an eastbound passenger train leaving Lester, WA.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerlocomotive - helperJames A. TurnerTacoma1helperNP 4?
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NP6000LesterWAMay-1945
NP FT helper #6000 leads Train #5, the Daytime Spokane-Seattle local, into Lester in May, 1945. The road engine is an unidentified Q-6 4-6-2.
locomotive - diesellocomotive - steamtrain - passengerJim FredricksonTacoma1helperNP 5
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NP5407DLesterWA1/25/1964
Westbound NP extra X5407D W enters Lester, WA on 1/25/1964.
locomotive - dieselFreight snowR V NixonTacoma1X5407D W
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NP156LesterWA1924
A 1924 view looking east: The Green River Bridge in this photo was replaced with a through-truss steel structure when "End of Double Track" was moved several hundred feet west and located immediately east of the new bridge in about 1936. Semaphore signals at their old location are faintly visible toward the rear of teh train, and are the same signals clearly visible in WWANL-T01-112. Caption by Dave Sprau per George Thompson.
locomotive - steamsignal - semaphoreBridge 60unknownTacoma1freight
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NPBridge 59LesterWAnd
When the Northern Pacific double-tracked its "mountain" between Easton and Lester in 1914, two additional bridges crossing the Green River had to be constructed. The first one was the "Viaduct" at milepost 56; the second one was Bridge 59 at the east end of Lester, here pictured. The view is looking east, up the Green River. A faint outline of the "new" grade can be seen about one-third up the mountain in the background. The old mainline through Weston ran behind the cottonwood trees at left in photo, and persists to thes day as part of the Stampede Pass road. - Caption by Dave Sprau per George Thompson
Green Riverbridge - steel trussunknownTacoma1
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NPLesterWAnd
Rotary snowplow in action on the double tracked main line east of Lester, WA.
plow-snow-rotaryunknownTacoma1steamrotary
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NP9LesterWA1924-25
Rotary No. 9, based at Lester, shown durin gthe winter of 1924-25 clearing the westward main track. The usual procedure in plowing snow is t begin with the track nearest a hillside or other obstruction (in this case a cut of cars on one of the yard tracks), and plow snow away from this track even if it means covering the next track over with snow; the, plow that track and so on, until with the last pass over the last remiaing track, the entire right-of-way is cleared. In many locations this means that the snow is flung over the bank with the last sweep. Caption by Dave Sprau per George Thompson.
plow-snow-rotaryunknownTacoma1rotary
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NP45LesterWAFeb-1949
NP Rotary #45 and caboose #1707 at Lester in February 1949
plow-snow-rotarycaboose - woodAl FarrowTacoma1NP 1707rotary
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NP42LesterWAFeb-1949
Left side view of NP Rotary #42 in action at Lester in February 1949.
plow-snow-rotaryAl FarrowTacoma1NP 1783?rotary
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NP42LesterWAFeb-1949
Right side view of NP Rotary #42 in action at Lester in February 1949.
plow-snow-rotaryAl FarrowTacoma1NP 1783?rotary
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NPLesterWAnd
Unidentified NP Rotary snowplow in action near Lester, WA.
plow-snow-rotaryunknownTacoma1rotary
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NP1215LesterWAca 1905-1910
Six class Y-5 consolidations pose at the Lester, WA roundhouse circa 1905. These engines were used as helpers for freight and passenger trains over Stampede Pass.
roundhouseturntablelocomotive - steamunknownTacoma11219
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NP1610LesterWAca 1910
NP 1610, a Class W Mikado, moves onto the Lester, WA turntable with its cylinder drain cocks open.
roundhouseturntablelocomotive - steamunknownTacoma1155
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NP1609LesterWA1924
Rounhouse and trurntable pit, behind Lester Depot, 1924. The names of the two pretty little ladies who, by today's standards, were captured in unlikely surroundings, could not be ascertained for certain. However, several old-timers thought perhaps one or both was the daughter of Maynard Hanson, who was a telegrapher at Lester at the time, and who lived in the apartments above the depot. Maynard later moved away from Lester and worked for many years as a train dispatcher at Tacoma. Caption by Dave Sprau per George Thompson.
childrenturntableroundhouseunknownTacoma1
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NP3008LesterWA1910-1915
Burt the dog posses on the pilot of NP 3008, a class Z 2-6-6-2, circa 1910-1915. He is accompanied by Engineer Clay Emmerton and Machinist Jesse Griffen.
locomotive - steamClass ZunknownTacoma1
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NP4008LesterWA6/10/1940
Three Z-3s, two W-3s, and a Q-5 pose in the Lester, WA roundhouse in June 10, 1940. Engines include 4008, 4024, 4007, 1805, another W-3, and 2245.
locomotive - steamroundhouseAl FarrowTacoma14024
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NP10LesterWAFeb-1949
NP Rotary #10 is turned on the Lester, WA turntable in February, 1949, with the coal dock in the background.
plow-snow-rotarycoal dockturntableAl FarrowTacoma1
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NPLesterWAca 1924
Roadmaster's office west of Lester depot, front view (facing tracks), about 1924. Rotary No. 9, not needed in summertime, sits behind building on Rotary track. Building at right is a track motorcar shed. Roundhouse in back. Gentleman at left is unidentified. Man on right is Art Detterman, Clerk to Roadmaster C.J. Sauriol. Detterman later worked as a clerk at the Sedro-Wooley NP depot for many years. If Lester were still in existence, it would probably be a preferred, rustic spot to work. As it was, railroaders always considered Lester an OK place to start and a good place to be from, and usually moved out as soon as their seniority enabled them ot obtain work elsewhere. Caption by Dave Sprau per George Thompson.
Roadmaster's officeplow-snow-rotaryunknownTacoma1NP 9
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NPLesterWA10/12/1975
Signal Supervisor's tool house at Lester in Oct. 1975
tool houseRick LeachTacoma1
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NPLesterWA10/12/1975
Telegraph Dept. tool house at Lester in Oct. 1975, with a brand new Fairmont T-9 speeder tool car in front of the door. The tool car still had the shipping tag on the hitch.
tool housetool carFairmont T-9Rick LeachTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Lester Depot on 6/19/1940.
depot - combination3rd Class 2-story Combination Depotsignal - train orderKing County AssessorTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Lester sand house on 6/19/1940.
sand houseKing County AssessorTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Lester roundhouse on 6/19/1940.
roundhouseKing County AssessorTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Lester turntable on 6/19/1940.
turntableKing County AssessorTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Lester coal dock on 6/19/1940.
Coal DockKing County AssessorTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Lester motor house for the coal dock on 6/19/1940.
motor houseKing County AssessorTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Lester water tank and pump house on 6/19/1940.
Water TankKing County AssessorTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Lester pump house on 6/19/1940.
Pump HouseKing County AssessorTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Lester hotel on 6/19/1940.
HotelKing County AssessorTacoma1
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NPLesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of a Lester residence next to the hotel on 6/19/1940.
ResidenceKing County AssessorTacoma1
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LesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Lester General Store (Hocking and Morgan General Merchandise) and an adjacent residence on 6/19/1940.
General MerchandiseResidenceKing County AssessorTacoma1
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LesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of the Town of Lester shop on 6/19/1940.
town buildingshopKing County AssessorTacoma1
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LesterWA6/19/1940
King County Assessor's photo of a vacant store at Lester, WA on 6/19/1940.
town buildingstoreKing County AssessorTacoma1
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NPKennedyWAca 1914
Bridge 56, the Green River viaduct,nearing completion circa 1914. This view looking northeast shows the soon-to-be abandoned tracks from Weston to Kennedy on the hillside beyond the viaduct.
Bridge 56constructionAsahel CurtisTacoma1
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NPKennedyWAca 1914
Bridge 56, the Green River viaduct, nearing completion circa 1914. This view looking southeast shows the soon-to-be abandoned tracks from Lester to Weston beneath the viaduct.
Bridge 56constructionAsahel CurtisTacoma1
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NPKennedyWAca 1914
Bridge 56, the Green River viaduct, nearing completion circa 1914. This view looking southwest shows the soon-to-be abandoned tracks from Lester to Weston beneath the viaduct.
Bridge 56constructionAsahel CurtisTacoma1
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NPKennedyWAca 1914
Bridge 56, the Green River viaduct, nearing completion circa 1914. This view looking east was taken from the soon-to-be abandoned tracks between Lester and Weston, passing beneath the viaduct.
Bridge 56constructionAsahel CurtisTacoma1
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NPKennedyWAca 1914
Bridge 56, the Green River viaduct, nearing completion circa 1914. This view looking northwest shows the soon-to-be abandoned tracks from Lester to Weston approaching up the valley from Lester.
Bridge 56constructionAsahel CurtisTacoma1
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BN6703KennedyWA7/13/1997
BN 6703 leads a westbound grain train across Bridge 56, the Green River viaduct, on July 13, 1997.
Bridge 56freightlocomotive - dieselTim ReppTacoma17018
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NPKennedyWAnd
Looking west to the "viaduct" which carried trains of the Northern Pacific to Stampede Tunnel. It replaced a twisty lengthy grade through Weston about 1914.
Bridge 56Green RiverunknownTacoma1
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NP3008KennedyWAnd
Helper 3008 assisting a heavy drag on the "viaduct" over the Green River enroute to NP's Stampede Tunnel.
Bridge 56Green Riverlocomotive - helperunknownTacoma1freight
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NP1775KennedyWA6/10/1940
NP 1775 helps an unidentified Pacific on the Eastbound #4 crossing "The Viaduct" a few miles east of Lester, WA on its way to Stampede Pass
Bridge 56Green Riverlocomotive - helperAl FarrowTacoma122xxNP 4
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NPKennedyWAnd
Looking westbound across the snow-covered Green River Viaduct (Bridge 56).
Bridge 56Green RiversnowunknownTacoma1
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BN6592KennedyWASep-1981
BN 6592 leads an eastbound freight across the Green River Viaduct in September 1981.
Bridge 56Green Rivertrain - freightRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1freight
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AMT264KennedyWASep-1981
Amtrak 264 with the eastbound Train #8, the North Coast Hiawatha, crosses the Green River Viaduct in Sept. 1981.
Bridge 56train - passengertrain 8Robert W. JohnstonTacoma1AMT 8
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BN6459unknownWAJul-1981
BN 6459 on the Stampede Pass line in July 1981..
Locomotive - dieseltrain - freightRobert W. JohnstonTacoma16813freight
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WestonWAca 1914
Looking east circa 1914 along the soon-to-be abandoned tracks one mile west of Weston, WA. Sign: Station 1 mile Water.
Weston loopGreen Riversign - stationAsahel CurtisTacoma1
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WestonWAca 1914
Looking east from the new Green River Viaduct circa 1914, showing thesoon-to-be abandoned lower and upper tracks of the Weston Loop
Weston loopGreen RiverAsahel CurtisTacoma1
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NPWestonWAca 1910
Two trains use the Weston loop circa 1910.
Weston loopGreen Riverlocomotive - steamL. B. WatsonTacoma1EB freight
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NPWestonWA1886
Upper and lower legs of the Weston Loop showing the unusual reversing cutoff track. The town of Weston, WA is in the background.
Weston cutoffGreen Riverwood truss bridgeI. G. DavidsonTacoma1
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NPWestonWA1886
A group of people pose in front of the Weston, WT depot and hotel, probably in 1886.
depot - combinationhotelI. G. DavidsonTacoma1mixed
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NPKennedyWAnd
The Kennedy, WA telegraph office and signals on the Stampede Pass main line.
telegraph officesignal - semaphoreunknownTacoma1
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NP1775KennedyWA6/9/1940
NP #1775 on point leading an eastbound passenger train up grade at Kennedy, WA on June 9, 1940.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerlocomotive - helperAl FarrowTacoma1passenger
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BN5499KennedyWA7/6/1984
BN 5499 pulling GE dynamometer car and a test train with two more diesels and hopper cars past signals at MP 54.1 on July 6, 1984.
locomotive - dieseltrain - testcar - dynamometerAl FarrowTacoma1GE dynamometer cartest train
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BN5499BorupWA7/6/1984
BN 5499 pulling GE dynamometer car and a test train with two more diesels and hopper cars near MP 54 on the Stampede Pass line on July 6, 1984.
locomotive - dieseltrain - testcar - dynamometerAl FarrowTacoma1GE dynamometer cartest train
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NP2626BorupWA8/4/1957
NP 2626 pulling Casey Jones Special (2nd #4) along the Borup Loop, about 2.8 miles east of Kennedy, on Aug. 4, 1957.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerCasey Jones SpecialR V NixonTacoma12nd #6
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NP6503BorupWA8/20/1954
NP 6503 pulls #26 (the North Coast Limited) along the Borup Loop on August 20, 1954.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerNorth Coast LimitedR V NixonTacoma1NP 26
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NP6503BorupWA8/20/1954
NP 6503 pulls #26 (the North Coast Limited) along the Borup Loop, about 2.8 miles east of Kennedy, on August 20, 1954.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerNorth Coast LimitedR V NixonTacoma1NP 26
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BorupWA1/11/1964
A westbound Jordan spreader passes the eastbound North Coast Limited, Tr #26, about 2.8 miles east of Kennedy on Jan. 11, 1964.
locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerNorth Coast LimitedR V NixonTacoma1spreader snow plowNP 26
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NPBorupWA1962
Eastbound train #640 rounds the Borup Loop to gain elevation on its way to New Stampede and Tunnel #4.
train - freightBorup Looptrain # 640Jim FredricksonTacoma1NP 640
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NPBorupWAnd
Color panorama view with the Borup Loop in the foreground. The line through Old Stampede, between Tunnel #3 and #4, crosses the recent clearcut above Borup.
Borup LoopunknownTacoma1
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NP4012BorupWAca 1920
Engineer Krogel (4th from left) and his crew pose with NP 4012 at Borup, WA circa 1920.
locomotive - steamcrewlocomotive - helperunknownTacoma1
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NP1780BorupWAnd
NP 1780, in helper service, is pushing in the middle of an eastbound freight rounding the curve at Borup, WA.
locomotive - steamlocomotive - helpercar - gondolaunknownTacoma1
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BN9724New StampedeWA1/19/1972
Amtrak train No. 32, the Empire Builder, running against the current of traffic on the Westward track, passes Burlington Northern's rotary snowplow as both climb the west side of Stampede Pass at New Stampede station, Milepost 50, on January 19, 1972. When Amtrak took over passenger train operation in April 1971, it inherited - and used - former GN "Empire Builder" equipment sans the former GN SDP-45 engines which BN retained and returned to freight service. Therefore, what is pictured here is essentially a former GN passenger train using older GN passenger power renumbered for BN, running over the former Northern Pacific , which for a time was sole heir t East-West passenger service in the northwest. The train "returned" to former GN tracks at Sandpoint, Idaho. At the same time, similar former NP equipment was used on a "stub" train which operated over the former NP line between Minneapolis and Spokane. Although its run was eventually lenghtned to Seattle - ironically via Wenatchee, this "south line" train was afterward discontinued altogether. Caption by Dave Sprau.
detourGN AmtrakJim FredricksonTacoma1rotary snow plowAMT 32
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BN8157New StampedeWAAug-1985
BN 8157 pilots a reroute train near New Stampede in August 1985. The other locomotives are Southern Pacific 8287, 8334, and 9407.
detourtrain - freightSouthern PacificRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1SP 8287#22
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BN8157New StampedeWAAug-1985
BN 8157 pilots a reroute train near New Stampede in August 1985. The other locomotives are Southern Pacific 8287, 8334, and 9407.
detourtrain - freightSouthern PacificRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1SP 8287#22
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SP8287New StampedeWAAug-1985
Southern Pacific 8287, 8334, and 9407, piloted by BN 8157, pull a reroute train near New Stampede in August 1985.
detourtrain - freightSouthern PacificRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1BN 8157#22
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BN6557New StampedeWASep-1977
BN 6557 Eastbd at New Stampede with a Southern Pacific unit behind lead BN, then a B unit, a GP and two rear-facing BN F units in September 1977.
locomotive - dieseltrain - freightSouthern PacificRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1SP illegiblefreight
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BN1921New StampedeWASep-1977
BN 1921 and 1922 Westbd at New Stampede in September 1977.
locomotive - dieseltrain - freightRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1BN 1922freight
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NP1599BorupWA5/28/1926
Eastbound NP 1599 rounds the curve at Borup on May 28, 1926. It will soon cross the line visible on the hill above, at Old Stampede..
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerBorup LoopJames A. TurnerTacoma1NP 22xxpassenger
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NP2110BorupWA6/7/1924
Eastbound NP 2110 on a passenger train climbs the grade between Borup and New Stampede on August 7, 1924.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerBorup LoopJames A. TurnerTacoma1passenger
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NP2108BorupWA1925
Eastbound NP 2108 and the Yakima Local climbs the grade near Tunnel 6 between Borup and New Stampede in 1925.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerYakima localJames A. TurnerTacoma1Yakima Local
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NP1784BorupWA6/20/1925
NP 1784 & 2258 climb the grade with a passenger train near Tunnel 6 between Borup and New Stampede in 1926.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerlocomotive - helperJames A. TurnerTacoma1Alaskan?
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NP6510BorupWA1949
NP Train 4, the Alaskan, with engine 6510 near Tunnel 6 between Borup and New Stampede in 1949.
Locomotive - dieseltrain - passengerSpokane LocalJim FredricksonTacoma1#6
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BN7049BorupWASep-1985
BN 7049 with an east bound empty grain train climbing the west side of Stampede Pass in September of 1985. The train is being detoured over the ex-NP line due to a fire damaged bridge over the Columbia River at Wenatchee.
Locomotive - dieseltrain - graindetourRobert W. JohnstonTacoma1BN 8124
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NP2110BorupWAAug-1924
Westbound NP 2110 at MP 51 in August, 1924 with Tunnel 5 in the background.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengertunnel 6James A. TurnerTacoma1#5?
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NPBorupWA6/8/1940
Tunnel 6 from cab of helper engine, June 8, 1940.
train - passengertunnel 6Al FarrowTacoma1
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NP2626New StampedeWAAug-1957
NP "Casey Jones" excursion to Cle Elum in Aug 1957, with NP 2626 on head end. Sign "station one mile" marks the approach to New Stampede, WA.
locomotive - steamCasey Jones Specialsign - stationWarren WingTacoma1Casey Jones Special
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NP6003New StampedeWA2/11/1945
New NP 6003 FT Diesel set and NP 4016 Class Z-3 2-8-8-2 at west end of New Stampede siding on February 11, 1945.
locomotive - diesellocomotive - steamR V NixonTacoma1NP 4016deadhead
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NP6003New StampedeWA2/11/1945
New NP 6003 FT Diesel set and smoke from NP 4016 Class Z-3 2-8-8-2 at New Stampede siding on February 11, 1945.
locomotive - diesellocomotive - steamR V NixonTacoma1NP 4016
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NPNew StampedeWAca 1941
Color postcard of doublehead steam engines on front of westbound passenger just west of New Stampede.
locomotive - steamlocomotive - helperpostcardunknownTacoma1passenger
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NP6/3/1941
Message on back of postcard: Dear Mary, Guess I'm a railroader now. Come up last nite, going to work 3rd trick at Grandview tonite. Wish me luck and thanks for everything.
writing on back of postcardTacoma1
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NP4019New StampedeWAnd
NP 4019 pulling eastbound freight near west end of New Stampede siding.
locomotive - steamfreightJames A. TurnerTacoma1
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NP4009New StampedeWA6/22/1924
NP 4009 pulling eastbound freight near west end of New Stampede siding on June 22, 1924.
locomotive - steamfreightJames A. TurnerTacoma1
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NPNew StampedeWAnd
Recently plowed tracks at along the New Stampede siding.
snowsign - whistle postunknownTacoma1
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NP4005New StampedeWA6/21/1925
Class Z-3 2-8-8-2 NP 4005 pushes a freight up the west side of Stampede Pass near New Stampede on June 21, 1925.
locomotive - steamlocomotive - helperJames A. TurnerTacoma1NP 47906freight
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NP2626New StampedeWAAug-1957
NP "Casey Jones" excursion to Cle Elum in Aug 1957, with NP 2626 on head end, rounds a curve near New Stampede.
locomotive - steamtrain - passengerCasey Jones SpecialWarren WingTacoma12nd #6
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