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A compilation of Pacific Coast Railroad and related images from the Walt Ainsworth and Maple Valley historical Society collections held by PNRA.

​This compilation of Pacific Coast Railroad and related photos from the Walt Ainsworth and Maple Valley Historical Society collections is organized by locomotive (in road number order), other rolling stock by  type and number, the right of way from Seattle eastward to the ends of the Newcastle, Taylor and Franklin branches, and special topics such as the last train of large logs coming off Tiger Mountain.  Also included are photos of the Spirit of Washington Dinner train, which used portions of the line in the 1990's and the corporate cousin Pacific Coast Railway out of San Luis Obispo in California.  So grab your pass and your schedule and take a tour over the line.

  
  
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MVHS_KC_PC0001.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0001
PC 16 near roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.1.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0002.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0002
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.2.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0003.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0003
PC under Milwaukee catenary at Renton
RentonPC16Train-freightLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.3.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0004.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0004
PC Crane 4 loading coal from PC gondola onto Matson freighter at Seattle pier
SeattlePC4CranecraneWAP11.14.4.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0005.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0005
PC under Milwaukee catenary at Renton
RentonPC16Train-freightLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.5.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0006.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0006
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.6.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0007.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0007
PC 16 near roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.7.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0008.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0008
PC 17 switching in yard, Seattle
SeattlePC17Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAP11.14.8.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0009.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0009
Caboose 52 bringing up the rear of a string of gondolas
Maple ValleyPC52Train-freightCaboose-woodWAP11.14.9.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0010.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0010
PC Flat 1163 on a siding in south Seattle
SeattlePC1163Car-flatyard-freightWAP11.14.10.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0011.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0011
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.11.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0012.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0012
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.12.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0013.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0013
PC 15 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.13.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0014.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0014
Caboose 52 with PC gons in yard on a foggy day
SeattlePC52Yard-freightyard-freightP11.14.14.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0015.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0015
PC wood box cars on house track at Renton depot
RentonPC4062Car-box wooddepot-freightWAP11.14.15.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0016.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0016
PC 15 heading south out of Seattle with empty gondolas
SeattlePC15Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.16.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0017.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0017
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.17.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0018.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0018
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.18.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0019.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0019
PC 16 moving a string of empty gons through the yard in south Seattle. Brakeman on pilot
SeattlePCTrain-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.19.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0020.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0020
PC 15 moving empty gons east of Renton
RentonPC15Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.20.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0021.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0021
PC 15 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.21.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0022.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0022
PC 16 eastbound with a freight near Maple Valley depot
Maple ValleyPC16Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.22.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0023.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0023
PC 2-8-0 moves a freight along the Maple Valley trestle
Maple ValleyPCTrain-freightdepot-freightWAP11.14.23.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0024.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0024
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle at sunset
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.24.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0025.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0025
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle at sunset
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.25.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0026.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0026
PC 16 waits at the depot in Renton
RentonPC16Locomotive-steamdepot-freightWAP11.14.26.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0027.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0027
PC 16 moves a freight west past the depot at Maple Valley
Maple ValleyPC16Train-freightdepot-freightWAP11.14.27.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0028.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0028
PC 15 on the turntable at Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamturntableWAP11.14.28.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0029.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0029
PC steamer moves out from roundhouse at Seattle
SeattlePCLocomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.29.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0031.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0031
PC 15 on the turntable at Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamturntableWAP11.14.31.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0032.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0032
PC 16 switching north of Renton
RentonPC16Train-freightLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.32.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0033.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0033
PC box car 4060 on the Renton depot house track
RentonPC4060Car-box woodcar-box, woodWAP11.14.33.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0034.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0034
PC 15 heading east with empty gondolas on the Maple Valley trestle
Maple ValleyPC15Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.34.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0035.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0035
PC 16 switching
IndianPC16Train-freightLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.35.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0036.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0036
PC 15 moves a train of empty gondolas east towards Maple Valley out of Renton
RentonPC15Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.36.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0037.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0037
PC 15, brakeman (probably Bill Anthony) on the pilot
PC15Locomotive-steamtrain-switchingWAP11.14.37.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0038.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0038
PC 16 in switching the yard. Brakeman Bill Anthony alongside
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAP11.14.38.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0039.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0039
PC caboose 53 and other cars derelict in yard, Seattle
ca. 1955SeattlePC53Caboose-woodcar-box, woodWAP11.14.39.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0040.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0040
PC 16 leads a freight east past the Renton depot
RentonPC16Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.40.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0041.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0041
PC 15 hauls empty gondolas along Houser Way in Renton, brakeman on the pilot
ca. 1950RentonPC15Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.41.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0042.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0042
PC 16 near roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.42.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0043.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0043
PC gons in yard on a foggy day
PCCar-gondolayard-freightWAP11.14.43.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0044.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0044
PC 16 leading an eastbound freight past the Renton depot
RentonPC16Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.44.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0045.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0045
PC 15 eastbound with empty gondolas west of Maple Valley
ElliottPC15Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.45.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0046.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0046
PC 16 moving a string of empty gons through the yard in south Seattle. Brakeman on footboard
SeattlePC16Train-freighttrain-switchingWAP11.14.46.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0047.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0047
PC 16 in switching the yard. Brakeman Bill Anthony alongside
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamtrain-switchingWAP11.14.47.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0048.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0048
PC 16 switching north of Renton
RentonPC16Train-freightLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.48.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0049.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0049
PC 14 backs a box car in south Seattle
SeattlePC14Train-freighttrain-switchingWAP11.14.49.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0050.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0050
PC 17 switching in yard, Seattle
SeattlePC17Locomotive-steamtrain-switchingWAP11.14.50.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0051.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0051
Seattle turntable
SeattlePCTurntableturntableWAP11.14.51.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0052.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0052
PC 16 moves empty gons east near Maple Valley
Maple ValleyPC16Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.52.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0053.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0053
PC 16 moves empty gons east near Maple Valley
Maple ValleyPC16Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.53.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0054.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0054
PC 16 at the roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.54.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0055.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0055
PC 15 at the roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.55.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0056.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0056
PC 15 and 16 at Interbay shortly before retirement
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAP11.14.56.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0057.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0057
PC 15 and 16 at Interbay shortly before retirement
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.57.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0058.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0058
PC 15 and 16 at Interbay shortly before retirement
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAP11.14.58.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0059.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0059
PC 15 and 16 at Interbay shortly before retirement
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.59.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0060.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0060
PC 15 at Seattle after retirement at Interbay
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAP11.14.60.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0061.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0061
PC 16 at Seattle after retirement at Interbay
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAP11.14.61.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0062.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0062
PC 16 at Black Diamond
Black DiamondPC16Locomotive-steamWAP11.14.62.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0063.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0063
Caboose 55 in Stacy Street yard in Seattle
SeattlePC55Caboose-woodyard-freightWAP11.14.63.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0064.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0064
Caboose 52 bringing up the rear of an eastbound freight in Renton
RentonPC52Caboose-woodTrain-FreightWAP11.14.64.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0065.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0065
PC 15 leaving the turntable in Seattle
SeattlePC15turntableLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.65.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0066.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0066
PC 2-8-0 switching in Renton
RentonPCTrain-freightlocomotive-steamWAP11.14.66.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0067.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0067
PC 16 heading a freight through Renton
RentonPC16Train-freightLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.67.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0068.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0068
Caboose 55 on the end of a freight
PC55Caboose-woodTrain-FreightP11.14.68.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0069.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0069
PC 2-8-0 switching in Renton
RentonPCTrain-freightlocomotive-steamWAP11.14.69.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0070.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0070
PC 16 switching north of Renton
RentonPC16Train-freightLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.70.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0071.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0071
PC 15 near the roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.71.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0072.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0072
PC 16 pulling a freight through Renton
RentonPC16Train-freightTrain-FreightWAP11.14.72.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0073.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0073
PC steamer moving a freight past the Renton depot
RentonPC16Train-freightLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.73.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0074.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0074
PC 15 leaving the turntable in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamdepot-freightWAP11.14.74.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0075.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0075
PC 16 switching
IndianPC16Train-freightLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.75.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0076.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0076
Eastbound PC freight at Maple Valley
Maple ValleyPCTrain-freightWAP11.14.76.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0077.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0077
PC gons on coal dock in Seattle
SeattlePCCar-gondolaWAP11.14.77.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0078.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0078
PC steamer moving out from the roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePCLocomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.78.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0079.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0079
PC 15 leaving the turntable in Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamturntableWAP11.14.79.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0080.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0080
A PC freight meets a Milwaukee passenger train behind electric locomotive E5
Maple ValleyPCTrain-meettrain-meetWAP11.14.80.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0081.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0081
PC 16 and freight on the siding at Renton depot
RentonPC16Train-freightdepot-freightWAP11.14.81.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0082.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0082
PC 16 near roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.82.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0083.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0083
Milwaukee 59, 2-6-6-2 on the line at Maple Valley
Maple ValleyMilw59Locomotive-steamWAP11.14.83.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0084.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0084
Milwaukee 59, 2-6-6-2
RentonMilw59Locomotive-steamWAP11.14.84.tif
MVHS_KC_PC0085.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0085
Milwaukee electric locmotive E5
RentonMilwE5Locomotive-electricWAP11.14.85.tif
MVHS_PC0001.jpgMVHS_PC0001
Street scene in Maple Valley, WA. Left to right: Hotel Seattle, Shed, House, Milwaukee Hotel, Milwaukee Bar on the east side of the Maxwell Road
1912Maple ValleyStructurestructureWAP1985.50.01
MVHS_PC0002.jpgMVHS_PC0002
Maple Valley, WA. Wm. Maxwell driveway in foreground looking west. Milwaukee Road passenger train. At center right is the Maple Valley Hotel (dark roof with chimney in center). Left of hotel is back of false front of Maple Valley Restaurant, housed in the 1891 Gibbon Store
1913Maple ValleyMilwTrain-PassengerstructureWAP1985.51.01
MVHS_PC0003.jpgMVHS_PC0003
Hobart, WA. On the right is the store built by E.J.Goodwill in 1910. It was sold to Wood & Iverson for a company store in 1915. The small building left of the store is the Pacific Coast depot which was moved from Maplewood near Renton in 1909 at the cost of $66.33. The building on the left is George Sidebotham’s Saloon.
Circa 1910HobartPCDepot-PassengerstructureWAP1985.57.01
MVHS_PC0004.jpgMVHS_PC0004
Maple Valley, WA. Columbia & Puget Sound bridge and trestle on the Cedar River. The only bridge across the river at that time at Maple Valley. L-R back row- Elmer Perkins, Paulina Perkins, George Russell, Arthur Russell, center row- Mattie Maxwell, Donie Maxwell, Allie Maxwell, front row- unknown, Lottie Scott, --Peacock
1897Maple ValleyC&PSBridge-TrussBridge-trussWAP1985.79.01
MVHS_PC0005.jpgMVHS_PC0005
PC track near Taylor, WA
TaylorPCTrack-Railtrack-railWAP1985.89.01
MVHS_PC0006.jpgMVHS_PC0006
Maple Valley, WA: First Columbia & Puget Sound depot. Built in 1885
Maple ValleyC&PSDepot-Passengerdepot-freightWAP1985.97.01
MVHS_PC0007.jpgMVHS_PC0007
Maple Valley, WA. Pacific Coast/Burlington Northern depot. The third depot shortly before demolition.
1982Maple ValleyBNDepot-Telegraphdepot-freightWAP1985.98.01
MVHS_PC0008.jpgMVHS_PC0008
C&PS (while owned by the NP) track near Taylor, WA. Logging (or former C&PS?) trestle behind
TaylorC&PSBridge-Trestledepot-freightWAP1985.102.01
MVHS_PC0009.jpgMVHS_PC0009
Columbia & Puget Sound RR. Hazard at second trestle between Walsh Lake and Sherwood on the way to Taylor.
TaylorC&PSBridge-Trestlebridge-trestleWAP1985.103.01
MVHS_PC0010.jpgMVHS_PC0010
Milwaukee(?) Locomotive # 935
Maple ValleyMilw935Locomotive-steamWAP1985.105.01
MVHS_PC0011.jpgMVHS_PC0011
Columbia & Puget Sound caboose. Charles E. Perry - Agent, John Griffith – Conductor
1912TaylorC&PS817Caboose-woodpeople-railroad crewWAP1985.106.01
MVHS_PC0012.jpgMVHS_PC0012
Building the Columbia & Puget Sound bridge over the Cedar River near the present Maplewood Golf Course between Elliott and Renton. The huge wheel on top of bridge was a giant wrench to tighten the nuts.
1894ElliottC&PSBridge-TrussBridge-trussWAP1985.107.01
MVHS_PC0013.jpgMVHS_PC0013
Maple Valley, WA. First highway bridge over the Cedar River. Columbia & Puget Sound trestle on right
1909Maple ValleyC&PSBridge-TrestleBridge-trussWAP1985.116.01
MVHS_PC0014.jpgMVHS_PC0014
Maple Valley, WA. Columbia & Puget Sound bridge damaged by flood. Looking west from the site of Milwaukee bridge
Nov-11Maple ValleyC&PSBridge-TrussBridge-trussWAP1985.121.01
MVHS_PC0015.jpgMVHS_PC0015
Maple Valley, WA. Columbia & Puget Sound bridge damaged by flood. Looking west from the site of Milwaukee bridge
Nov-11Maple ValleyC&PSBridge-TrussBridge-trussWAP1985.122.01
MVHS_PC0016.jpgMVHS_PC0016
Looking north at Milwaukee Railroad bridge damaged by flood at Maple Valley. One man was killed repairing the bridge.
Nov-11Maple ValleyMilwBridge-TrussBridge-trussWAP1985.124.01
MVHS_PC0017.jpgMVHS_PC0017
Columbia & Puget Sound bridge damaged by flood at Maple Valley. Looking south.
Nov-11Maple ValleyC&PSBridge-TrussBridge-trussWAP1985.125.01
MVHS_PC0019.jpgMVHS_PC0019
Charles Peacock standing on Columbia & Puget Sound track in front of Maple Valley Lumber & Manufacturing Co. mill near Hobart, WA Looking west
circa 1903HobartC&PSTrack-Railtrack-railWAP1985.406.06
MVHS_PC0020.jpgMVHS_PC0020
Baldridge Logging Co. Engine # 3
Jul-36Maple ValleyBaldridge3Locomotive-steamWAP1986.43.01
MVHS_PC0021.jpgMVHS_PC0021
Maple Valley, WA. Looking south, towards Black Diamond on C&PS tracks. The tracks on right come from Renton. Tracks on left from Taylor
On left, Maple Valley Hotel and Maple Valley Restaurant, in the 1891 Gibbon Store. To the right of tracks, C&PS section house, railroad shop, depot.
Behind depot is false front of 1894 Gibbon Store.
The section house was later moved to about where the photographer is standing. The second depot was built about a quarter mile to the right, along the track to Renton, near where the west leg of the wye to Taylor joined the west bound line.
circa 1890Maple ValleyC&PSTrack-RailstructureWAP1986.71.10
MVHS_PC0022.jpgMVHS_PC0022
Maple Valley,WA Pacific Coast trestle with Witte Road passing under it on upper left. Photographer is standing on shoulder of Maple Valley highway looking northeast.
Maple ValleyPCBridge-TrestlestructureWAP1986.91.01
MVHS_PC0023.jpgMVHS_PC0023
PC 10 and crew. Sam Huth at center. Sam was from Maple Valley, WA
Maple ValleyPC10Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAP1987.02.09
MVHS_PC0024.jpgMVHS_PC0024
Climax Locomotive #1151. Built in April 1912. Class - 75 ton. Type - Class C. Cylinders – 16x16. Wheel Dia. – 36”. Owned by the Wood and Iverson Inc. from 1912 through 1934.
HobartLocomotive-steamWAP1988.12.03
MVHS_PC0025.jpgMVHS_PC0025
Train wreck at Maple Valley, WA. Milwaukee 71151 on its side.
1942Maple ValleyMilw711251Car-Box Woodtrain-wreckWAP1989.16.02
MVHS_PC0026.jpgMVHS_PC0026
Milwaukee Road wreck at Allentown, WA. Box cab electric on its side.
1942AllentownMilwLocomotive-electrictrain-wreckWAP1989.16.03
MVHS_PC0032.jpgMVHS_PC0032
Crew repairing washed out Milwaukee Road bridge. Columbia & Puget Sound trestle in background
Maple ValleyMilwBridge-Trussbridge-trussWAP2000.01.01
MVHS_PC0033.jpgMVHS_PC0033
Maple Valley, WA. Maple Valley Highway, Pacific Coast main line and siding, Milwaukee Road main line, Maxwell Road, Maple Valley Tavern – former Milwaukee Hotel
Circa 1950sMaple ValleyPCTrack-Railtrack-railWAP2000.06.01
MVHS_PC0034.jpgMVHS_PC0034
Maple Valley, WA. Pacific Coast main line and siding, Maple Valley Highway, Pacific Coast depot in background
Circa 1950sMaple ValleyPCTrack-Railtrack-railWAP2000.06.02
MVHS_PC0035.jpgMVHS_PC0035
Maple Valley, WA. Milwaukee Road main line and siding. Pacific Coast main line and siding. Maple Valley Highway, Pacific Coast depot in background
Circa 1950sMaple ValleyPCTrack-Railtrack-railWAP2000.06.03
MVHS_PC0036.jpgMVHS_PC0036
Maple Valley, WA. L-R Maple Valley Highway, Pacific Coast trestle, Milwaukee Road trestle. At the end of the highway bridge is the PC section house and water tower, left of tank is the PC shop. Above shop is Milwaukee Hotel. Far left is Hotel Seattle. The Shell building was the Diamond Stage Co. Garage.
Circa 1930s Maple ValleyPCBridge-Trestletrack-railWAP2000.06.09
MVHS_PC0037.jpgMVHS_PC0037
Maple Valley, WA. New (3rd) Pacific Coast depot. Razed in 1982.
1953Maple ValleyPCDepot-Telegraphdepot-freightWAP2001.15.01
MVHS_PC0038.jpgMVHS_PC0038
Pacific Coast section house and water tank, Maple Valley.
Maple ValleyPCHouse-Sectiontank-waterWAP2002.01.01
MVHS_PC0040.jpgMVHS_PC0040
Hill removal by Maple Valley Highway. Pacific Coast depot far right.
circa 1955Maple ValleyPCTrack-Raildepot-freightWAP2008.05.16
MVHS_PC0041.jpgMVHS_PC0041
Pacific States Lumber Co trestle over the Cedar River near Selleck, WA. Under construction. East up the Cedar River Valley connecting to the Milwaukee Road.
1927Maple ValleyMilwBridge-TrestleWAP2009.19.01
MVHS_PC0042.jpgMVHS_PC0042
Pacific States Lumber Co trestle over the Cedar River near Selleck, WA. Under construction. East up the Cedar River Valley connecting to the Milwaukee Road.
1927Maple ValleyMilwBridge-TrestleWAP2009.20.01
MVHS_PC0043.jpgMVHS_PC0043
Pacific States Lumber Co trestle over the Cedar River near Selleck, WA. Under construction. East up the Cedar River Valley connecting to the Milwaukee Road.
1927Maple ValleyMilwBridge-TrestleWAP2009.21.01
MVHS_PC0044.jpgMVHS_PC0044
Maple Valley dispatcher's desk (3rd depot)
1969Maple ValleyPCDepot-TelegraphWAP2015.06.01
MVHS_PC0045.jpgMVHS_PC0045
Ribbon-rail train picking up PC rail. It derailed at Cedar Grove.
Jun-91Cedar GrovePCTrain-WorkWAP2015.06.02
MVHS_PC0046.jpgMVHS_PC0046
Ribbon-rail train picking up PC rail. It derailed at Cedar Grove.
Jun-91Cedar GrovePCTrain-WorkWAP2015.06.04
MVHS_PC0047.jpgMVHS_PC0047
Milwaukee Road log train derailed into the river between Cedar Mountain and Cedar Grove
1912Cedar GroveMilwLocomotive-steamtrain-wreckWAP2015.06.05
MVHS_PC0049.jpgMVHS_PC0049
Maple Valley dispatcher’s desk (3rd depot) with dispatcher’s train sheet. Milwaukee Road train approaching from the west.
1979Maple ValleyPCdepot-freightWAP2015.06.14
MVHS_PC0050.jpgMVHS_PC0050
Maple Valley dispatchers, next to the last day. L-R: Don Vernor (retired), A.J.McFarland, David Sprau, Ralph Ozura, John Goodman, Wayne Haug.
4/3/1980Maple ValleyPCPeople-Railroad CrewWAP2015.06.15
MVHS_PC0051.jpgMVHS_PC0051
The Maple Valley Depot and Pacific Coast tracks to Black Diamond have been removed. The Milwaukee Road tracks on the right are about to be removed also.
Feb-91Maple ValleyPCTrack-RailWAP2015.06.16
MVHS_PC0052.jpgMVHS_PC0052
Next to the last Milwaukee Road train nears the Maple Valley Depot from Renton. Dispatchers David Sprau and Ralph Ozura.
3/15/1980Maple ValleyMilwdepot-freightTrain-FreightWAP2015.06.17
MVHS_PC0053.jpgMVHS_PC0053
Dispatcher A.J. McFarland hanging train orders in hoop stand for a Milwaukee Road train to pick up. Maxwell Road on left, Highway 18 over tracks, Maple Valley School Gym on top of the hill.
1977Maple ValleyMilwdepot-freightpeople-railroad crewWAP2015.06.18
MVHS_PC0054.jpgMVHS_PC0054
Third Maple Valley depot. Chief Dispatcher Ralph Ozura
6/25/1977Maple ValleyBNdepot-freightpeople-railroad crewWAP2015.06.19
MVHS_PC0055.jpgMVHS_PC0055
New (third) Maple Valley depot. Second (1892) depot being torn down.
Aug-53Maple ValleyPCdepot-freightWAP2015.06.20
MVHS_PC0056.jpgMVHS_PC0056
Second Maple Valley depot looking South
Maple ValleyPCDepot-PassengerWAP2015.06.21
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Maple Valley depot. Chief Dispatcher Hugh V. O’Neill
1944Maple ValleyPCdepot-freightpeople-railroad crewWAP2015.06.22
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PC depot, train order signal, and track speeders, Maple Valley, WA
Maple ValleyC&PSDepot-PassengerWAP2015.06.23
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Milwaukee Road “Olympian Hiawatha” passenger train on siding behind electric E2. Delayed due to wreck on Bridge 12 at Renton, WA
1950Maple ValleyMilwE2Train-Passengertrain-passengerWAP2015.06.24
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Amtrak’s Empire Builder detouring on the former PC between Cedar Mountain and Cedar Grove, heading south behind F40PH 246, another F40PH, a B unit and an F3.
1978Cedar MountainBNTrain-Passengertrain-passengerWAP2015.06.25
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PC 15 headed toward Maple Valley going under Jones Road Bridge near 196th. Cedar Mountain Bridge is paralleling tracks.
ElliottPC15Train-FreightWAP2015.06.27
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Cedar Grove, looking west toward Renton. Four months later the tracks were removed.
Feb-91Cedar GroveBNTrack-RailWAP2015.06.28
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Gas station and grocery store looking south on Highway 169 just west from the Indian (or New Black Diamond) coal mine, later the King County Shops.
Jun-91IndianBNTrack-RailstructureWAP2015.06.29
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Looking South at the old Indian Coal Mine site, later the King County Shops, at right, center. This was the last train to operate over this line.
Jun-91IndianBNTrain-FreightstructureWAP2015.06.30
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Looking east. Tracks on left headed for Newcastle, tracks on right headed for Maple Valley. The water tank used to stand in the wye between the two lines. I-405 overhead.
1991RentonBNTrack-RailWAP2015.06.33
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Looking east. Tracks on left headed for Newcastle, tracks on right headed for Maple Valley. The two spouted water tank, serving both.
1945RentonPCTrack-RailWAP2015.06.34
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The Milwaukee Road Olympian Hiawatha heading west on Walla Walla Ave, latter Houser Way.
Circa 1947RentonPCTrain-Passengertrain-passengerWAP2015.06.35
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Renton Depot looking west.
1944RentonPCdepot-freightWAP2015.06.36
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BN (ex-PC) Cedar River bridge at Maple Valley being demolished.
Aug-73Maple ValleyBNBridge-TrestleWAP2015.06.51
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Pacific Coast RR Dispatcher Don Vernor at retirement party, worked at the Maple Valley Depot from 1945 to 1977.
1977Maple ValleyPCPeople-Railroad CrewWAP2015.06.52
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BN (ex-PC) Cedar River bridge at Maple Valley being demolished.
Aug-73Maple ValleyPCBridge-TrestleWAP2015.06.53
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Pacific Coast trestle over May Creek, north of Renton, WA. May Creek Logging Company No. 2 in foreground
1912RentonPCBridge-Trestlelocomotive-steamWAP2015.06.54
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PC 14 and freight at the bridge over Cedar River near the present Maplewood Golf Course.
1/20/1948ElliottPC14Train-Freightlocomotive-steamWAP2016.04.01
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PC freight westbound from Black Diamond to Renton passing the Maple Valley Depot.
1/20/1948Maple ValleyPCTrain-Freightdepot-freightWAP2016.04.02
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Old call board of Columbia & Puget Sound behind newer Pacific Coast board in roundhouse on South Alaskan Way. L-R: Tommy Wieltschnig, hostler, and Charles Newman, shop foreman, are on hand when Engineer Fritz Soderback reports for his Black Diamond run.
12/31/1947SeattlePCRoundhousepeople-railroad crewWAP2016.06.05
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Conductor J.F. Bow at his desk inside the caboose where all his orders and records can be kept together. In this respect, a little railroad differs not one whit from its bigger brothers. Records must be kept by a conductor or conductors for cars moved only 20 miles or hauled 2,000 miles.
Feb-48PCPeople-Railroad Crewpeople-railroad crewWAP2016.06.06
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Second Pacific Coast depot along the Maple Valley Highway. Looking northwest. Built in 1892.
Razed in 1953.
Feb-48Maple ValleyPCDepot-Passengerdepot-freightWAP2016.06.07
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Franklin shortly after the 1913 fire
circa 1913FranklinC&PSTrack-RailstructureWAFranklinFire1913F-526
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PC 12 2-8-0 leads train of three wood passenger cars, Seattle
circa 1910SeattlePC12train-passengerlocomotive-steamWAWWAPC0531, WWAPCN0291, WWAPCN0312
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PC 12 2-8-0 parked on Seattle waterfront
circa 1920SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAJames TurnerWWAPCN0267, WWAPCN0278, WWAPCN0292
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PC 12 2-8-0 leads eastbound freight of gondolas and boxcar past interlocking tower at Black River Jct., WA
1930Black River Jct.PC12train-freightlocomotive-steamWAJames TurnerWWAPC0606, WWAPCN0268, WWAPCN0297, WWAPCN0314
WWAPC0004.jpgWWAPC0004
PC 12 2-8-0 leads coal loads and empties south at Allentown, WA
AllentownPC12Train-Freightlocomotive-steamWA
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PC 12 2-8-0, Seattle
Oct. 1937SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAAlbert Farrow
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PC 12 2-8-0 and hostler at roundhouse, Seattle
3/26/1949SeattlePC12locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAAlbert FarrowWWAPC0026, WWAPC0579
WWAPC0008.jpgWWAPC0008
PC 12 2-8-0 parked near roundhouse, Seattle
9/11/1940SeattlePC12locomotive-steamroundhouseWARoberts
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PC 12 2-8-0, Seattle
6/21/1938SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAAlbert Farrow
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PC 12 2-8-0 leads long train of empty gondolas south near semaphore south of Spokane St., interlocking tower in distance, Seattle
1938SeattlePC12Train-Freightlocomotive-steamWAJames TurnerWWAPC0006, WWAPCN0296
WWAPC0011.jpgWWAPC0011
PC 12 2-8-0 in yard at Seattle (front)
SeattlePC12locomotive-steamyard-freightWAHarold HillWWAPC0534, WWAPCN0309
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PC 12 2-8-0, Seattle
1939SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0533
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PC 12 2-8-0, Seattle
1939SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAHarold Hill
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PC 12 2-8-0 in yard at Seattle
Tom Wieltshnig: I was working with Blackie Stiles on the 12 one day and she was all clinkered up and sort of wheezing. We came by this car of Utah nut coal and I said to Blackie, 'Let's try some of that.' I shoveled some of that good stuff on board.
1939SeattlePC12locomotive-steamyard-freightWAHarold HillWWAPCN0307
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PC 12 2-8-0 and crew switching at Seattle
That 12 was a curse engine, Tom Wieltshnig remembers:; "I doused myself trying to get water into that tank and froze the rest of the day.
circa 1940SeattlePC12locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWA
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PC 12 2-8-0 crosses Alaskan Way S. leaving roundhouse, Seattle

 

6/1/1939SeattlePC12locomotive-steamroundhouseWAHarold HillWWAPC0017, WWAPC0582, WWAPCN0265, WWAPCN0294, WWAPCN0316
WWAPC0018.jpgWWAPC0018
PC 12 2-8-0 switches coal gondolas, engineer Cliff Merritt in window, Seattle
Tom Weltshnig: When those babies (Utah nut coal) caught that engine whistled and whined - totally blew her out. I though "Man if we had coal like this, life would be a whole lot easier.' That Black Diamond coal was strictly the dregs of the pile.
1940SeattlePC12locomotive-steamcar-gondola, woodWAHarold HillWWAPC0585, WWAPCN0304
WWAPC0019.jpgWWAPC0019
PC 12 2-8-0 leads eastbound freight at Hobart, WA
1942HobartPC12train-freightlocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0487, WWAPCN0299
WWAPC0020.jpgWWAPC0020
PC 12 2-8-0 leads eastbound freight across rural road en route to Taylor, WA
1942TaylorPC12train-freightlocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0486, WWAPC0535, WWAPCN0298
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PV 12 2-8-0 with engineer Fritz Soderback at water tank, Maple Valley, WA
1942Maple ValleyPC12tank-waterlocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0704
WWAPC0023.jpgWWAPC0023
PC 12 2-8-0 switches coal gondolas at Colorado Ave. yard, Seattle
3/27/1948SeattlePC12Train-freightlocomotive-steamWAWWAPC0587
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PC 14 2-8-0 leads gondolas and box cars south, Allentown, WA
1930AllentownPC14Train-freightlocomotive-steamWA
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Water tank, formerly tender of PC engine 12, Black Diamond, WA
Black DiamondPC12tank-watertender-locomotiveWA
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PC 12 2-8-0 switches near PC roundhouse and coal dock, Seattle
SeattlePC12Train-freightlocomotive-steamWAW.R. Swanson
WWAPC0028.jpgWWAPC0028
PC 12 2-8-0, Seattle
SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWA
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PC 14 2-8-0 leads northbound freight through Argo interlocking, fireman in cab, brakeman Bill Bevins riding pilot, Seattle
He (Bevins) was our oldest conductor, says Virgil Ungherini; "He was missing a couple of fingers.; In his eighties, after he retired, he would still come down to the office and hang around; he liked the railroad so much."
6/22/1926SeattlePC14Train-Freightlocomotive-steamWAJames TurnerWWAPC0032, WWAPC0597, WWAPCN0006, WWAPCN0066, WWAPCN0252
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PC 14 2-8-0 leads gondolas and box cars south, Allentown, WA (also WWAPC0024)
AllentownPC14train-freightlocomotive-steamWA
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PC 14 2-8-0 and crew in cab, Seattle
6/28/1924SeattlePC14locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPCN0061
WWAPC0034.jpgWWAPC0034
PC 14 leads northbound coal train through Argo interlocking, fireman in cab, Seattle
SeattlePC14Train-Freightlocomotive-steamWA
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PC 14 2-8-0 with engineer in cab leads eastbound freight past interlocking tower at Black River Jct., WA 10/22/1935
Engine 14 passes the Union Pacific's Black River tower. Ralph Ozura worked the tower in the 1940s: That was a busy place. I worked there in the 1940's as a UP employee. It paid six dollars a day - the tower was an enjoyable job, with lots of action."
10/22/1935Black River Jct.PC14train-freightlocomotive-steamWAJames TurnerWWAPCN0063, WWAPCN0064, WWAPCN0065, WWAPCN0075
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PC 12 2-8-0 switches cars in Colorado Ave. yard, Seattle
1930SeattlePC14Train-freightLocomotive-steamWAJames Turner
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PC 14 2-8-0 and caboose at Taylor, WA
1939TaylorPC14locomotive-steamcar-cabooseWAHarold Hill
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PC 14 2-8-0 backs down the Taylor branch wye with log train, brakeman Charlie Stagers in gangway, Maple Valley, WA
Until forced out of the Cedar River Watershed in the 1930's, Baldridge, Wood & Iverson and Brew lumber companies were all good customers.
1939Maple ValleyPC14Train-freightlocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0698, WWAPCN0036
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PC 14 2-8-0 in doorway of roundhouse, Seattle
1940SeattlePC14locomotive-steamroundhouseWAJames TurnerWWAPCN0049
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PC 14 2-8-0 freshly shopped, poses with engineer Fritz Soderback (r.) at roundhouse, Seattle

 

3/20/1940SeattlePC14locomotive-steamroundhouseWAJames TurnerWWAPC0536, WWAPC0580, WWAPCN0004, WWAPCN0062, WWAPCN0253
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PC 14 2-8-0 with conductor H. D. Lear, passing scale house at Seattle
1940SeattlePC14locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAHarold HillWWAPCN0040
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PC 14 2-8-0 near water tank at Renton, WA
1940RentonPC14locomotive-steamtank-waterWAWWAPC0043
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PC 14 2-8-0 leads a short freight destined for Taylor branch, Maple Valley, WA
Feb. 1941Maple ValleyPC14train-freightlocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPCN0031, WWAPCN0071
WWAPC0045.jpgWWAPC0045
PC 14 2-8-0 leads short freight uphill onto Taylor branch near depot at Maple Valley, WA
Feb. 1941Maple ValleyPC14train-freightlocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0697, WWAPC0418, WWAPC0697, WWAPCN0251
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PC 14 2-8-0, engineer in cab, leads short freight toward Taylor at Hobart, WA
Engine 14, a wood NP boxcar and a weathered homestead near Hobart come together in a classic vignette of rural America in 1941. The house still stands in 2016.
Feb. 1941HobartPC14train-freightlocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0488, WWAPC0751, WWAPCN0022, WWAPCN0270
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PC 14 2-8-0 leads empty coal gondolas east, brakeman riding pilot, Cedar Mountain, WA
Sep-42Cedar MountainPC14train-freightlocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0676, WWAPCN0054
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PC 14 2-8-0, brakeman riding pilot, leads empty coal gondolas east near Maple Valley, WA
Sep. 1942Maple ValleyPC14train-freightcar-gondola, woodWAHarold HillWWAPCN0073
WWAPC0051.jpgWWAPC0051
PC 14 brings train of loaded coal gons west through Renton, WA
1943RentonPC14Train-Freightlocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0658, WWAPCN0005, WWAPCN0072
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PC 14 takes mixed freight east across Cedar River east of Renton, WA
1943RentonPC14train-freightlocomotive-steamWAHarold Hill
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PC 14 leads freight east near Maple Valley, WA
Mar.  1943Maple ValleyPC14train-freightlocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0679, WWAPCN0020
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Engineer Sheridan T. Miller running PC 14 (from behind, in cab)
Fireman Virgil Ungherini became a skilled 'backhead chef': "I'd put my shovel in the firebox to get it nice and hot, then drop my steak on it and it cooked to perfection in a short time.
1943TaylorPC14Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAHarold HillWWAPCN0193
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PC 14 and brakeman at Gladding-McBean tile foundry at Taylor, WA
1943TaylorPC14train-freightLocomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0755, WWAPCN0011, WWAPCN0269
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