2012 Volunteer of the Year

The Cascade Rail Foundation Volunteer of the Year for 2012 is Gary Pember.     Gary is a former Milwaukee Road employee who worked for the railroad as a locomotive mechanic in the Tacoma shops.  He has long been a friend of Cascade Rail Foundation.  This year Gary has been…

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Archive – come join us in 2013!

Thanks to our great volunteers, we are making steady progress toward organizing and cataloging our collections.  We are working on a web site that will help you search our collections and, in some cases, see the digitized material.   If you’re in the Seattle area, consider joining us to help…

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5057 Project – Fundraising Challenge

Help us bring the 5057 home for the holidays… … and the rest of the year too!   Since the 5057 left the roster of the Milwaukee Road, it has spent many years away from its ‘home’ territory.   This holiday season, you have a special opportunity to help us get…

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2012 Milwaukee Road Meet Report

We held our fifth annual meet at Cedar Falls on October 27. During the morning, attendees displayed their Milwaukee Road models and socialized. Some photos of the models on display are shown below.     After a catered BBQ lunch, we reconfigured the room and began presentations. Paul Krueger provided…

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Free Parking!!!

    Parking is free at the depot again for visitors to the South Cle Elum Rail Yard Historic District! Since the State Legislature enacted the Discover Pass program in July 2011, people have needed a Discover Pass displayed in their car to park at Washington State Parks.  The Discover…

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2012 CRF Fall Milwaukee Road Meet

  LOCATION The 2012 meet will be held on October 27 at the Cedar River Watershed Education Center near North Bend, WA (aka Cedar Falls).  We’re planning a full day of presentations and model displays.   AGENDA In the morning we’ll have tables set up in the room for the…

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2011 M.E.A.L. Videos

At our first Milwaukee Employees Annual Luncheon (M.E.A.L.) in 2011, we invited the former Milwaukee Road employees to share some of their memories with us.  Nolan Weis and Peter O’Cain with Inland Networks Channel 40 interviewed them on video.  We’ve placed the videos online so you can hear what they…

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