Easton Telephone Shack Rehabilitation Completed

Easton Telephone Shack Update April 2009 by Mark Borleske The Easton Telephone Shack project is finished. Roger Sackett continued his fine craftsmanship to complete the rehabilitation of the small shack. In addition to repairing exterior siding, painting, replacing windows and cutting down and installing a front front door. The finishing …

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A Look at the Year Ahead – 2009

by Mark Borleske, CRF Board Member Cascade Rail Foundation (CRF) is celebrating a landmark year. The volunteer group first met in September 1999, an informal gathering of people interested in preserving some of the last remnants of the Milwaukee Road railroad facilities in Washington State. The focus of the group …

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UPDATE: FULL REPORT – Telephone Shack MOVED

by Mark Borleske Telephone Shack and Rail Yard Work Party “Team work resulted in The Telephone Shack being successfully relocated to its new home. Thank you Roger, Mark, Doug, Ruben and his partner John Deere”, that’s how CRF President Bruce Reason summed up the work party of October 6th and …

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Rails To Ales Brewfest 2009 Date Announced

Planning is now underway for our second annual Rails To Ales Brewfest, scheduled for July 11th, 2009. Committees are being formed and lists are being made. Selections for bands, brewers and food vendors are underway.  Our first event in 2008 was a big hit and 2009 will be even better. …

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Volunteers of the Year Announced

I’m pleased to announce our 2008 Volunteer of the Year Award recipient(s). At today’s annual potluck event for this presentation, the CRF honored Fulton and Lorna Toub. They put together our twenty-drawer artifact display which included all drawer I.D.labeling inside and out. They had the museum open Saturdays for 60+ …

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Annual Volunteers & Community Picnic Sat., Sept. 20

UPDATE FROM CRF PRESIDENT BRUCE REASON: Following the board meeting will be the Volunteer-of-the-Year award presentation and a potluck luncheon. Suggestion for potluck items (using last names): Entrees –  P-Z Salads (and dressings)  –   J-O Desserts –  A-I Misc.  –  anyone Refreshments  –  bring your own. Condiments, dishes, untensils, napkins, …

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UPDATED: Milwaukee Road Modelers Meet Oct. 4

Modelers met in North Bend. Post Event Report: THIS EVENT WAS HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL! See David Newcomb’s comments on this event. Also, enjoy viewing Paul Krueger’s photos of the event (click on sample photo for full event gallery). Who: Milwaukee Road Modelers What: Milwaukee Road Modelers Meet Open to: All Scales, …

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Spring Cleanup at the Railyard

Submitted by Mark Borleske, May 22, 2008 On Saturday, May 17th, Cascade Rail Foundation had a “spring cleanup” work party. It seemed that spring had arrived and the sun was out as it was time to clean up the yard. Volunteers from the 4-H Club cut and cleared out brush, …

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