Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Engine Number 11"

Photo taken at the Northwest Railway Museum Collection in Snoqualmie, Washington

The following is from the museum website:
The Northwest Railway Museum Collection contains representative examples of Northwest railway history including steam and diesel locomotives, freight cars, passenger cars, maintenance of way equipment (used to maintain the right of way), a five mile segment of historic railroad, a nineteenth century train station and thousands of publications. All of these "artifacts" offer some insight into the significance railroads played in the development of the Northwest.

The "motive power and equipment" artifacts often get the greatest attention from the visiting public. Some of this equipment is used on the Museum’s 5-mile Snoqualmie Valley Railroad and some have been cosmetically restored and can be found on display at the Snoqualmie Depot. The remainder is in storage awaiting restoration. The pending construction of the new Conservation and Restoration Center will allow significant improvements in collection care and will allow more artifacts to be placed on exhibition.

The Snoqualmie Depot was constructed in 1890 by the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway. It was used by successor companies Seattle and International Railroad, Northern Pacific Railway, and the Burlington Northern Railroad.

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Photo Restoration said...

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David Patterson said...

Thank you!

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David Patterson said...

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chromatic vista said...

Well captured and presented David. Number 11 looks like a tough old work horse.

David Patterson said...

Thanks, Wayne!