Signal Project Moves Forward

Several years ago, we installed two Milwaukee Road signals along the trail.   The signals face each other, one west of the depot and the other east of it.  Our plan is to have them lighted and controlled from the depot.     At the July 13 work party, we made…

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Gordon H. Russ, locomotive engineer

Gordon H. Russ, retired locomotive engineer of the Milwaukee Road’s Coast Division, died on August 20, 2013 at the age of 94. A memorial service is planned for September 7, 2013 in Tacoma at Narrows Glenn Retirement Home (details below).  In lieu of flowers the family is  requesting gifts be…

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Rail Yard Work Party – July 13

      We’re having our annual rail yard work party on Saturday, July 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Come join us as we work on vegetation management and also clean up the area around the substation.  Bring work gloves and your own water bottle (we can provide…

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Summer Depot Hours

While Smokey’s Bar-B-Que is open seven days a week, the exhibits in the remainder of the depot are not.  This summer, you can see the exhibits on weekends.  We’re open Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  These hours are subject…

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We’re now on eBay

We recently opened a non-profit account on eBay. This means that you can directly donate a portion or all of the proceeds from selling an item to Cascade Rail Foundation through eBay. eBay will then reduce the fees they charge the seller by a corresponding amount. For example, if you…

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Milwaukee Road Meet, March 30, 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. The meet was originally scheduled to return…

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Another 5057 Fundraising Challenge!

MARCH UPDATE: Success!!! Thanks to the Friends of the 5057, we met the $3,000 fundraising challenge by raising $3,100 before the deadline. Thank you! We’ve paid for the locomotive and now we are raising money to move it up north and start the cosmetic restoration. ============ We’re very grateful for…

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Happy Holidays!

Happy holidays everyone!  We wish you a healthy and prosperous 2013! [click for a larger version]   Credits: original photo by Brian Ambrose, photo editing by Tom Kermen, design by Paul Krueger  

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