The Everett and Monte Cristo Railway was charted in the 1890s to tap what was thought to be rich mineral deposits at Monte Cristo. It wasn't too long until the expense of constant storm damage repair in the Robe Canyon far outweighed revenue, but the railway did manage to struggle. It was completely abandoned by the Northern Pacific by 1936 when its rails were scrapped and sold to Japan.
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Recently made the trek to Monte Cristo. Took some pictures and put them on you tube. Here is the link.
Live on Friday Creek, North of Burlington, WA. Old railroad, probably used for logging, goes through my property. Not much left except the raised rail bed. May have been part of the railroad that goes near Squire Lake, maybe part of the F&S that went to Sedro Woolley
You need more info about it going through Big Four and the lodge
yeah it was scrapped and sold to japan, but they would shortly send it back, with the note 'to whom it may concern' attached to every bullet and bomb
I HAVE HIKED MANY PARTS OF THIS OLD RAILROAD AND LOTS IS STILL HERE TODAY-- AS THE MAIN ROAD IS PARTS OF THE RAILWAY ----MANY PARTS ARE IN THE WOODS AND ARE THE FUNNEST TO HIKE. IN THE WINTER WHEN THE MAIN ROAD IS CLOSED JUST PAST THE GHOST TOWN OF SILVERTON ITS MY PLAY GROUND ON THE SNOWMOBILES WE GO FOR THE VIEW MAINLY --AND THE FUN -- ITS JUST BREATHTAKING EVERY TIME --- THANK YOU SNOW FOR MAKING IT NO MANS LAND IN THE WINTER