Fall 2015 Work Parties in South Cle Elum

We have scheduled two weekend work parties in September to continue the work we started in the spring.  Our plan is to work on cleaning up the substation and maintaining the vegetation in the rail yard. The first work party is scheduled for Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13. …

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Limited Edition T-shirt Fundraiser!

For two weeks, through Sunday, June 28, we are selling this limited edition t-shirt to establish a fund for South Cle Elum Rail Yard improvements.  This new fund would be used for projects too large for Cascade Rail Foundation to pursue with its normal income, but smaller than major capital …

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Substation work parties – May 2 and May 9

Please join us the first two Saturdays in May (May 2 and 9) as we work to clean up the interior of the substation in South Cle Elum to prepare for public tours.   These work parties will be an excellent opportunity to have full access to the substation interior. Future …

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Visit our Archive web site!

You can visit our Archive web site to see Milwaukee Road-related documents and photos in our collections.  To go to our site, click here or on the image below. UPDATE: Our Archive web site is back (with a new address) after being derailed by a software update gone wrong.   It is …

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2015 March Milwaukee Road Meet, March 7, Burien, WA

  The March Milwaukee Road Meet (formerly the “Milwaukee Kent Meet”) is a gathering for slides, movies and discussion and socializing. All are welcome! As in the past, this is a free event. Bring your photos, artifacts, models, memorabilia and other items for display.   Cascade Rail Foundation is pleased …

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Gene Lawson, locomotive engineer

Gene Lawson

Engineer Gene Lawson made his final departure on Friday, November 21.   He was 87.  Gene is survived by his wife Vera, three children, and five grandchildren.   Gene came from a Milwaukee Road family.  His father Lloyd and mother Blanche met while they were both working for the railroad to …

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