The Everett and Monte Cristo Railway

Everett to Monte Cristo, WA

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.

Tunnel #5.
Tunnel #5. Photo by Peter Lewis.
Because of constant flood damage, this section of the ROW was co...
Because of constant flood damage, this section of the ROW was covered in concrete, which is still quite evident! Photo by Peter Lewis.
Another view of the concrete ROW.
Another view of the concrete ROW. Photo by Peter Lewis.
It's amazing to think that a railroad once plied its way through...
It's amazing to think that a railroad once plied its way through this river canyon! Photo by Peter Lewis.

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