Category: Tacoma

“Main Street Of The Northwest.” …

“Main Street Of The Northwest.”  Northern Pacific F7A #6507-A is ahead of train #3, the westbound “Alaskan,” as it makes a flag stop at Trout Creek, Montana in May, 1949. A.E. Bennett photo.

Northern Pacific F7A #6507 is ahead of train…

Northern Pacific F7A #6507 is ahead of train #1, the westbound transcontinental flagship “North Coast Limited” while F3A #6506-C leads train #3, the westbound secondary “Alaskan” at Paradise, Montana in May, 1949. A.E. Bennett photo.

First run of the Olympian Hiawatha

First run of the Olympian Hiawatha

Crowds have gathered at Tacoma, Wash., on June 29, 1947, to witness the departure of the Milwaukee Road’s Olympian Hiawatha on its first run to Seattle, Minneapolis, and Chicago.
John F. Endler Jr. photo

NP train, engine number 2230, engine type 4-…

NP train, engine number 2230, engine type 4-6-2

Train #4, Alaskan; 6 cars, 25 MPH. Photographed: leaving Billings, Mont., July 21, 1939.

NP train, engine number 2243, engine type 4-…

NP train, engine number 2243, engine type 4-6-2

Train #4, Alaskan; 7 cars, 10 MPH. Photographed: at Billings, Mont., June 25, 1937.

NP train, engine number 2255, engine type 4-…

NP train, engine number 2255, engine type 4-6-2

Train #3, Alaskan; 14 cars, 45 MPH. Photographed: at Bloom, N.D., July 27, 1934.

NP train, engine number 2603, engine type 4-…

NP train, engine number 2603, engine type 4-8-4

Train #3, Alaskan; 8 cars, 40 MPH. Photographed: near New Salem, N.D., July 26, 1934.

NP train, engine number 2236, engine type 4-…

NP train, engine number 2236, engine type 4-6-2

Train #3, Alaskan; 9 cars, 40 MPH. Photographed: along Yellowstone River near Fallon, Mont., July 25, 1934.

NP train, engine number 2611, engine type 4-…

NP train, engine number 2611, engine type 4-8-4

Train #3, Alaskan, 2236 pushing; 12 cars, 25 MPH. Photographed: near Livingston, Mont., September 25, 1931.

NP train, engine number 2608, engine type 4-…

NP train, engine number 2608, engine type 4-8-4

Train #3, Alaskan; 11 cars, 15 MPH. Photographed: Jamestown, N.D., September 22, 1931.