Saturday, July 11, 2015
Meridian Speedway" run, due to the traffic and pedestrian congestion along the Seattle waterfront, we did get ahead of this consist in time to catch them, from the Canadian Pacific Dock, Pier 64, Lenora Street overpass.
Everything on the Seattle waterfront changed — dramatically — with the arrival of the Box Boats. The transfer line and team tracks were yanked up. Everything passes north — south beneath the City in the Great Northern Tunnel, via the vanilla BNSF with its boring fleet of "Toaster Ovens."
Railroad Stuff: GN 83 model EMD SW-1, 600hp., built EMD 1/50, sn: 11025. Became BN 83, and was retired in 1983. GN 77 model EMC SW-1 as 5103, 9/41, sn: 1380. Became BN 77. Sold to the Walla Walla Valley Railway, owned by Northern Pacific, in August 1971. Retired in November, 1974.
Walla Walla Valley Railway shuttered in 1985.