Tacoma, Washington

Trains In Our Town
a brief pictorial essay

1942 (c) Union Station
Tacoma

1950 (c) rail crossing
at Pacific Ave.

1940 (c) postcard depicting rail
lines at Union Station, Tacoma

(click on above images for larger view)

Trains Just Outside Of Town

 

 1910 (c) near Parkland Station

1910 (c) Parkland Station

1940 (c) Northern Pacific Freight

1940 (c) Northern Pacific Freight

1956 (c) Northern Pacific Log Train 1956 (c) Northern Pacific Freight

And Trestles Along The Way

Three Major Players

Plus One

Milwaukee Locomotive 268 The Milwaukee Road Milwaukee Diesel 7A

Which Gave Way For What Is Now
Amtrak For Passenger Service

And Burlington Northern & Others For Freight Service

And Link Rail And Sounder For Local Service

And Now Tacoma Can Welcome
An East Coast Work Horse

fresh out of Canada

Reading Railroad's No. 2100

Golden Pacific Railroad

"Click"

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