Abandoned Rails of

Everett Branch

Peter Lewis shares his pictures of the Milwaukee Road's Everett Branch in Washington.

Peter adds: After the Milwaukee Road discontinued service along this line, a gravel company rehabbed that section of track to move gravel by rail up to the Burlington Northern. Something went wrong with the BN not wanting to use their engines on the line, and the gravel company decided not to buy a switcher of their own, so the tracks remained idle and still exist to this day, although they are quite marooned from the rest of the rail world. They literally are on an island.

Picture of abandonment.
Photo by Peter Lewis, May 2005.
Picture of abandonment.
Photo by Peter Lewis, May 2005.
These remains were found in Monroe, WA.
These remains were found in Monroe, WA. Photo by Peter Lewis, May 2005.
A bridge approach.
A bridge approach. Photo by Peter Lewis, May 2005.
The Olympic Peninsula bridge.
The Olympic Peninsula bridge. Photo by Peter Lewis, May 2005.
The west portal of the Snoqualmie Tunnel.
The west portal of the Snoqualmie Tunnel. Photo by Peter Lewis, May 2005.
The east portal of the Snoqualmie Tunnel.
The east portal of the Snoqualmie Tunnel. Photo by Peter Lewis, May 2005.
The BNSF Steven's Pass Line is visible in the background.
The BNSF Steven's Pass Line is visible in the background. Photo by Peter Lewis, May 2005.
Port Townsend.
Port Townsend. Photo by Peter Lewis, January 2005.
Port Townsend.
Port Townsend. Photo by Peter Lewis, January 2005.
Port Townsend.
Port Townsend. Photo by Peter Lewis, January 2005.
Port Townsend.
Port Townsend. Photo by Peter Lewis, January 2005.

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