South Cle Elum rail yard from the air

Cle Elum resident Shawn Skinner recently donated this aerial photo to us.  (Thanks Shawn!)  We think it was taken in the 1940s or 1950s.  Can anyone identify any clues that would give us a better idea when this was taken?   [Click on the photo to enlarge it.]  

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Facebook users, show your support!

Facebook is moving people to the new ‘timeline’ format, which includes a cover photo at the top. If you’ve changed your profile to this format, we thought you might like to show the world your support for Milwaukee Road history.  We’ve created a few different cover photos for you to…

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Milwaukee Road 5057 Update

We’re going for it!   This month the Cascade Rail Foundation Board of Directors voted to pursue the acquisition of Milwaukee Road U25B 5057 for the South Cle Elum Rail Yard Interpretive Center.   We will kick-off a formal fundraising campaign once we have a better idea of how much…

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2011 CRF Milwaukee Road Meet Report

We began the meet on Saturday morning with a display of Milwaukee Road models brought by attendees. Doug Nighswonger started the presentations after lunch with a slideshow of Milwaukee Road passenger trains and passenger equipment. Jim Murrie followed with a presentation about the operations and consists of the Columbian between…

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Milwaukee Road Employee Luncheon October 8

      Cascade Rail Foundation cordially invites those who have served the Milwaukee Road to attend a special luncheon.  Our intent is to honor former employees of the railroad, recognizing their service on the railroad. We hope to bring fellow co-workers back together and spark candid stories reminiscing the…

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