Gene Lawson, locomotive engineer

Gene Lawson

Engineer Gene Lawson made his final departure on Friday, November 21.   He was 87.  Gene is survived by his wife Vera, three children, and five grandchildren.   Gene came from a Milwaukee Road family.  His father Lloyd and mother Blanche met while they were both working for the railroad to…

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We’re seeing double! Matching challenge donation

An anonymous donor has stepped forward with a matching challenge donation.  The donor will match the the next $1,000 dollars we raise with a $500 matching donation.  The donor’s donation is eligible for an employer matching donation, effectively making this a $1,000 matching donation.  In other words, if you donate…

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Rail Yard Work Party – Saturday, May 3

We’re having our annual rail yard work party on Saturday, May 3rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  We’ll be focusing on the interpretive trail and also plan to clean-up the area around the substation so we can move the fence closer to the building.   Bring work gloves and your…

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2014 Milwaukee Road Meet, March 29, 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.   Cascade Rail Foundation is…

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Volunteer Retirements

Some our most stalwart volunteers retired from their work with Cascade Rail Foundation this year.  If you’ve visited the depot in South Cle Elum, you’ve probably met them.   Lorna and Fulton Toub have been volunteering at depot since 2008.  The Toubs had a big impact from the start, receiving…

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