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  • Collection: Northwest Rails

Trolley car with Irving School visible. Taken at Maple and 5th Avenue.

On January 22, 1889 a westbound Northern Pacific train was nearing the low trestle over Hangman Creek. A man named Gustoff Hahndorff, who was hitching a ride, fell off and under the train causing it to derail. This picture shows the aftermath of…

The old type of rotary plow maintained by the Union Pacific Railway for the purpose of keeping tracks cleared of snow. Taken c. 1890 by the Barnard Studio (?).

"Snow cut made from snow slide March 29, 1894"

American R.R. Ditcher working at the entrance to a tunnel on the the Spokane International (SI) Railway. Taken east of Bonners Ferry, July 1918. H.B. Burnett is the operator and Ted Johnson is the fireman.

Men waiting at the Greenacres depot and power plant as a train pulls away, ca. 1935.

The Great Northern and the Spokane, Portland and Seattle station is reflected in the calm waters of the Spokane River above the falls.

Spokane; Union Station. Reverse note reads "This attractive bldg (building) has become a mausoleum and only one train arrives and departs each day." Early 1970s.

Rayonier, Inc. logging locomotive #10 on display in Forks. Date unknown.

"Edmonds, Snohomish County. New suburban station of the Great Northern Railroad. View N. E."

"Snoqualmie; King Co. This attractive station long has been a favorite of all railroad lovers. View N. E."

"Lester; King County. Once an important division point, this Northern Pacific Eastern Mountain King Co. Station only occasionally draws old time crowds by Casey Jones special trains. View South.

Brewster. Okanogan County. Great Northern Station View South. Prototype of white painted stations east and west of Cascades.

"Lyle; Klickitat County. View East to small S. S. & P. R. R. station with Columbia River in the distance.

Oakesdale, Whitman County. One car commuter train at Northern Pacific Station on its daily run from Spokane to Pullman and Moscow, Idaho. View Northwest.

Roosevelt; Klickitat County. Station of the Spokane-Portland and Seattle Railroad. Line to be relocated after completion of John Day Dam on Columbia River; view east.

"Rosalia; Whitman County. One of many small stations being overhwelmed by its gigantic neighbors. The grain elevators, old and new. N. P. Station."

"Dayton; Columbia County. The state's most picturesque station; view S. W."

"Dayton; Columbia County. Rear view of the state's most picturesque station."

"Fairfield; Spokane County. Union Pacific Station: view N. W. This pleasant 2 story depot with upstairs living accommodation represents another less prevalent station painted chiefly in brown."

"Cheney; Spokane County. This pleasant college town station with its red tiled roof is an attractive departure from the accostomed drab design."

"Burning street car at the close of their service in Spokane after parade held, August 31, 1936. System then owned by Washington Water Power Company."

"Leading section of parade on Main Avenue at close of street car use in Spokane, August 31, 1936. Washington Water Power Company owned."

"Burning street car at the close of their service in Spokane after parade held, August 31, 1936. System then owned by Washington Water Power Company."

A hand-tinted view down the tracks of the Kettle Valley Railway in British Columbia.

Railroad tracks cut through the mountains. Taken August 17, 1913.

The Great Northern Railway depot and clock tower are backlit by the afternoon sun in this undated sepia photograph.

Railroad car loaded with lumber. Unidentified location.

The work train with engine Number 11 at Sawyer (Idaho) in 1918. Acquired by the Spokane International Railway in 1906 and then sold to the Humbird Lumber Company in 1923.

Two types of the Great Northern passenger locomotives on display in the brickyard east of Division St. On the left is one of the William Crooks's design, first built in 1861, and on the right is the 2500, a P-2 class steam locomotive. Taken c. 1923.

The Milwaukee Road tunneled for about a block past the old Schade Brewery. This is all remains of it in 1995.

The Oregon Pony on display near Portland's Union Station in 1936. The first locomotive in the Pacific Northwest, the Oregon Pony operated on the Oregon Portage Railway which moved freight and passengers around both the Cascades and the Great Dalles…

T. W. Tolman photo of first horse-drawn street car in Spokane.

Group of unidentified workers at a streetcar depot.

A Pullman car decorated in honor of Olympia Day at the 1890 Spokane Exposition.

Milwaukee viaduct under construction. Date unknown.

Workers clear stones and lay tracks for the Great Northern Railway in this undated photograph.

A woman poses on the stairwell of a railway car on October 31, 1901.

Digging tracks for Chicago/Milwaukee Railroad in Spokane on E. Trent. Schade Brewery in background. Date unknown.

Great Northern station and the adjoining postal substation at night, ca. 1965.
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