Although the Milwaukee Road mainline was shut down across Washington State in March 1980, many of the historic station names are coming back in Eastern Washington.
We are leaving the Tekoa depot, just east of the impressive Tekoa Trestle, and continuing through more of the rolling hills that are characteristic of the fertile Palouse. We’ll pass through a tunnel and arrive at Plummer, or Plummer Junction as it was known into the 1960s.
Our virtual tour on the Milwaukee Road takes us further east into the scenic Palouse countryside to Tekoa and its towering trestle.
Our virtual tour of the Milwaukee Road takes us along Pine Creek and into the valley it carved out through the Palouse. From Malden it takes us northward into a big loop, even briefly entering Spokane County, before heading south into Rosalia.
Continuing east on our virtual tour across Washington, today we travel through Kenova to the community of Pine City on our way to Malden.
Rock Lake is unquestionably one of the most amazing, scenic stretches of our virtual journey.
Our Milwaukee Road virtual tour continues today through the channeled scablands, a land of volcanic rock scoured out by Ice Age Floods.
Today our virtual tour takes us to Revere as we continue into the channeled scablands.
Today our virtual tour takes us from Ralston, over the illusive Cow Creek Bridge, and then to the remote but important junction of Marengo.
Leaving Lind, today we’re traveling the Lind Coulee in the channeled scablands, a land known for considerable dryland farming.