Cascade Rail Foundation treated twelve former Milwaukee Road employees and their guests to lunch at the depot on Saturday, October 8.
Chefs Brian Lee and Frank Schuchman cooked up a hearty meal of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, and peach cobbler for our honored guests.
Claudia Rohlinger, Vera Lawson, Dee Porter
After lunch, a two-person crew from Inland Networks videotaped some of the former employees as they shared their memories of working on the Milwaukee Road. Video from the event will be edited into a news story that will be shown during the weekly local news show on Channel 40 in the Cle Elum area. It will be on at 7:00 p.m. Thursday and replayed everyday at 7:00 a.m and 7:00 p.m. until the next show airs. It may also be on Channel 2 on the Ellensburg cable system.
Gary Pember and his wife Lori. Gary was a mechanic in the Tacoma Shops.
The volunteers of Cascade Rail Foundation enjoyed the opportunity to honor the people that worked to make the Milwaukee Road a great railroad. We hope to do it again next year.
CRF board member Mark Borleske poses with Drew Miller.