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A compilation of Pacific Coast Railroad and related images from the Walt Ainsworth and Maple Valley historical Society collections held by PNRA.

​This compilation of Pacific Coast Railroad and related photos from the Walt Ainsworth and Maple Valley Historical Society collections is organized by locomotive (in road number order), other rolling stock by  type and number, the right of way from Seattle eastward to the ends of the Newcastle, Taylor and Franklin branches, and special topics such as the last train of large logs coming off Tiger Mountain.  Also included are photos of the Spirit of Washington Dinner train, which used portions of the line in the 1990's and the corporate cousin Pacific Coast Railway out of San Luis Obispo in California.  So grab your pass and your schedule and take a tour over the line.

  
  
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WWAPC0520.jpgWWAPC0520
Pacific Coast Co. passes - for various PC rail and ship companies
PCWAWebPC0001
WWAPC0518.jpgWWAPC0518
Pacific Coast Railroad Co. Time Table 20, dated 10/23/1921
PCWAWebPC0002
WWAPC0519.jpgWWAPC0519
Pacific Coast Railroad Co. Train Schedule dated 9/21/1924
Note that scheduled service to Franklin was discontinued shortly after the Franklin coal mine closed in 1923.  Tracks to Franklin were removed in 1934.
PCWAWebPC0003
WWAPC0093.jpgWWAPC0093
S&WW 1 A.A. Denny 0-4-2 and crew at terminus, Seattle
Number 1, A. A. Denny, poses for a portrait with her proud crew on the Seattle waterfront after rebuilding to an 0-6-4T, circa 1879
circa 1877SeattleS&WW1locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPC0521WebPC0005
WWAPC0094.jpgWWAPC0094
S&WW 1 A.A. Denny 0-4-2 and crew at terminus, Seattle
circa 1877SeattleS&WW1locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPC0095WebPC0006
WWAPC0096.jpgWWAPC0096
(First) C&PS 2 Alki 4-4-0 and crew on turntable at roundhouse, Seattle
circa 1880SeattleC&PS2locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPCN0237, WWAPCN0351WebPC0007
WWAPC0097.jpgWWAPC0097
(First) C&PS 2 Alki 4-4-0 and crew at coal dock, Newcastle, WA
circa 1894NewcastleC&PS2locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewstructure-coal dockWAJ. SmithWWAPC0525WebPC0008
WWAPC0098.jpgWWAPC0098
S&WW 3 Geo. C. Bode 0-6-0, Seattle. Destroyed in Seattle fire
1874SeattleS&WW3locomotive-steamWAWWAPCN0165WebPC0009
WWAPC0100.jpgWWAPC0100
(Second) C&PS 5 0-6-0 and crew at terminus, Seattle
The dainty shifter began life as the 2-4-2T Avila, first locomotive on the San Luis Obispo & Santa Maria RR.
circa 1890SeattleC&PS5locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPC0103, WWAPCN0208WebPC0010
WWAPC0091.jpgWWAPC0091
PC 5 4-4-0, fireman in cab, readies for departure with eastbound passenger train on waterfront at Seattle
circa 1910SeattlePC5locomotive-steamtrain-passengerWAWebPC0011
WWAPC0099.jpgWWAPC0099
C&PS 7 Hyak 0-4-0T and crew, engineer Peter Peterson, Newcastle, WA
An old story tells when engineer Frank Bird spotted the Hyak in front of a waterfront refreshment house to wet his whistle. Bird emerged to see the Hyak steaming away down the track, her cab empty.
circa 1890NewcastleC&PS7locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0012
WWAPC0113.jpgWWAPC0113
C&PS 7 2-8-0 and crew in yard at Seattle
circa 1900SeattleC&PS7locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPCN0350(swap)WebPC0013
WWAPC0114.jpgWWAPC0114
C&PS 7 2-8-0 (front) and crew at unknown location
circa 1900C&PS7locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0014
WWAPC0121.jpgWWAPC0121
PC 8 2-8-0 in storage, pilot removed, Seattle
1938SeattlePC8locomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPCN0353WebPC0015
WWAPC0101.jpgWWAPC0101
C&PS 8 and 7, 2-8-0, just delivered, and crews pose with narrow-gauge locomotives on mainline along tideflats in Seattle, December 1897.
1897SeattleC&PS8locomotive-steamlocomotive-steamWAWWAPC0104, WWAPC0590WebPC0016
WWAPC0105.jpgWWAPC0105
C&PS 8 and 7, standard-gauge 2-8-0s, pose with narrow-gauge locomotives on their delivery day at Seattle, December 1897.
circa 1890SeattleC&PS8locomotive-steamlocomotive-steamWAWWAPC0306, WWAPCN0349WebPC0018
WWAPC0106.jpgWWAPC0106
C&PS 8 2-8-0 and crew outside roundhouse, Seattle
circa 1890SeattleC&PS8locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0019
WWAPC0109.jpgWWAPC0109
C&PS 8 2-8-0 and crew outside roundhouse, Seattle
circa 1890SeattleC&PS8locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPCN0360WebPC0020
WWAPC0115.jpgWWAPC0115
PC 8 2-8-0 on train near Seattle
circa 1930SeattlePC8locomotive-steamTrain-FreightWAWWAPC0120, WWAPCN0352, WWAPCN0356WebPC0021
WWAPC0110.jpgWWAPC0110
C&PS 9 2-8-0 and crew near roundhouse, with 3-rail track, Seattle
11/1/1890SeattleC&PS9locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0022
WWAPC0111.jpgWWAPC0111
C&PS 9 2-8-0 and crew near roundhouse, Seattle
circa 1890SeattleC&PS9locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPCN0359WebPC0023
WWAPC0123.jpgWWAPC0123
PC 9 4-4-0 and crew with flat car carrying steam donkey, unknown location
circa 1900PC9locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPCN0358WebPC0024
WWAPC0122.jpgWWAPC0122
PC 9 4-4-0 and crew ready for departure with passenger train on waterfront at Seattle
circa 1910SeattlePC9locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPC0526, WWAPCN0357WebPC0025
WWAPC0128.jpgWWAPC0128
PC 9 4-4-0, crew and officials, in yard at Seattle
A New York Locomotive Works product of its Rome plant, C&PS No. 9 came from the Port Townsend Southern.
circa 1910SeattlePC9locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPC0527, WWAPCN0272WebPC0026
WWAPC0130.jpgWWAPC0130
PC 10 0-6-0 on dock at Seattle
1937SeattlePC10locomotive-steamWAAlbert FarrowWebPC0028
WWAPC0124.jpgWWAPC0124
PC 10 0-6-0, Seattle
1939SeattlePC10locomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPCN0279WebPC0029
WWAPC0125.jpgWWAPC0125
PC 10 0-6-0 switching dock at Seattle
1939SeattlePC10locomotive-steamtrain-switchingWAHarold HillWWAPCN0284WebPC0030
WWAPC0126.jpgWWAPC0126
PC 10 0-6-0 and crew on dock, Seattle
Grimy No. 10 came from Baldwin in 1897 and in 1939 was sold to the Ames Terminal Co. on the Seattle waterfront.
1939SeattlePC10locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAHarold HillWWAPCN0281WebPC0031
WWAPC0119.jpgWWAPC0119
PC 10 0-6-0, Seattle
7/16/1925SeattlePC10locomotive-steamWAJames TurnerWWAPCN0262, WWAPCN0280WebPC0032
WWAPC0116.jpgWWAPC0116
PC 10 0-6-0 switching industry, Seattle
3/28/1940SeattlePC10locomotive-steamtrain-switchingWAAlbert FarrowWebPC0033
WWAPC0112.jpgWWAPC0112
C&PS 10 4-4-0 and crew near roundhouse, Seattle
circa 1890SeattleC&PS10locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPC0522, WWAPCN0286WebPC0034
WWAPC0117.jpgWWAPC0117
PC 10 0-6-0, Seattle
circa 1930SeattlePC10locomotive-steamWAWWAPC0529WebPC0035
WWAPC0127.jpgWWAPC0127
PC 10 0-6-0 in grubby condition in snow at Seattle (tender out of view)
Oct. 1934SeattlePC10locomotive-steamWAWebPC0036
MVHS_PC0023.jpgMVHS_PC0023
PC 10 and crew. Sam Huth at center. Sam was from Maple Valley, WA
Maple ValleyPC10Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAP1987.02.09WebPC0037
WWAPCN0283.jpgWWAPCN0283
PC 10 in Seattle with crane
SeattlePC10Locomotive-steamcraneWAWebPC0038
WWAPCN0285.jpgWWAPCN0285
PC 10 in Seattle with crane
SeattlePC10Locomotive-steamcraneWAWebPC0039
WWAPC0131.jpgWWAPC0131
PC 11 2-8-0 and crew ready for departure with passenger train, Seattle
circa 1910SeattlePC11locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPCN0290(swap)WebPC0040
WWAPC0132.jpgWWAPC0132
PC 11 2-8-0, Renton, WA
circa 1930RentonPC11locomotive-steamWAWebPC0041
WWAPC0133.jpgWWAPC0133
PC 11 2-8-0 steaming at head of train, Seattle
circa 1930SeattlePC11locomotive-steamWAWWAPC0134, WWAPCN0263, WWAPCN0287WebPC0042
WWAPCN0289.jpgWWAPCN0289
PC 11 awaiting scrapping in Seattle
circa 1940SeattlePC11Locomotive-steamWAWebPC0043
WWAPCN0158.jpgWWAPCN0158
PC 11 on the turntable at the Seattle roundhouse
SeattlePC11Locomotive-steamturntableWAJames TurnerWebPC0044
WWAPC0012.jpgWWAPC0012
PC 12 2-8-0, Seattle
1939SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0533WebPC0045
WWAPC0013.jpgWWAPC0013
PC 12 2-8-0, Seattle
1939SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAHarold HillWebPC0046
WWAPC0014.jpgWWAPC0014
PC 12 2-8-0 in yard at Seattle
Tom Wieltshnig: I was working with Blackie Stiles on the 12 one day and she was all clinkered up and sort of wheezing. We came by this car of Utah nut coal and I said to Blackie, 'Let's try some of that.' I shoveled some of that good stuff on board.
1939SeattlePC12locomotive-steamyard-freightWAHarold HillWWAPCN0307WebPC0047
WWAPC0018.jpgWWAPC0018
PC 12 2-8-0 switches coal gondolas, engineer Cliff Merritt in window, Seattle
Tom Weltshnig: When those babies (Utah nut coal) caught that engine whistled and whined - totally blew her out. I though "Man if we had coal like this, life would be a whole lot easier.' That Black Diamond coal was strictly the dregs of the pile.
1940SeattlePC12locomotive-steamcar-gondola, woodWAHarold HillWWAPC0585, WWAPCN0304WebPC0048
WWAPC0009.jpgWWAPC0009
PC 12 2-8-0, Seattle
6/21/1938SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAAlbert FarrowWebPC0049
WWAPC0016.jpgWWAPC0016
PC 12 2-8-0 crosses Alaskan Way S. leaving roundhouse, Seattle

 

6/1/1939SeattlePC12locomotive-steamroundhouseWAHarold HillWWAPC0017, WWAPC0582, WWAPCN0265, WWAPCN0294, WWAPCN0316WebPC0050
WWAPC0008.jpgWWAPC0008
PC 12 2-8-0 parked near roundhouse, Seattle
9/11/1940SeattlePC12locomotive-steamroundhouseWARobertsWebPC0051
WWAPC0007.jpgWWAPC0007
PC 12 2-8-0 and hostler Tom Wieltschnig at roundhouse, Seattle
3/26/1949SeattlePC12locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAAlbert FarrowWWAPC0026, WWAPC0579WebPC0052
WWAPC0002.jpgWWAPC0002
PC 12 2-8-0 parked on Seattle waterfront
circa 1920SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAJames TurnerWWAPCN0267, WWAPCN0278, WWAPCN0292WebPC0053
WWAPC0015.jpgWWAPC0015
PC 12 2-8-0 switching at Seattle, Harold "Dave" Lear on pilot.
That 12 was a curse engine, Tom Wieltshnig remembers:; "I doused myself trying to get water into that tank and froze the rest of the day.
circa 1940SeattlePC12locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0054
WWAPC0005.jpgWWAPC0005
PC 12 2-8-0, Seattle
Oct. 1937SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAAlbert FarrowWebPC0055
WWAPCN0293.jpgWWAPCN0293
PC 12 at Maple Valley water tank
Maple ValleyPC12Locomotive-steamtank-waterWAWebPC0056
WWAPC0011.jpgWWAPC0011
PC 12 2-8-0 in yard at Seattle (front)
SeattlePC12locomotive-steamyard-freightWAHarold HillWWAPC0534, WWAPCN0309WebPC0057
WWAPC0028.jpgWWAPC0028
PC 12 2-8-0, Seattle
SeattlePC12locomotive-steamWAWebPC0058
WWAPCN0301.jpgWWAPCN0301
PC 12 in Seattle
SeattlePC12Locomotive-steamWAWebPC0059
WWAPCN0302.jpgWWAPCN0302
PC 12 fresh from the shop in the Stacy Street yard
SeattlePC12Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0060
WWAPCN0305.jpgWWAPCN0305
PC 12 fresh from the shop in the Stacy Street yard
SeattlePC12Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0061
WWAPCN0303.jpgWWAPCN0303
PC 12 in Seattle
SeattlePC12Locomotive-steamWAWebPC0062
WWAPCN0306.jpgWWAPCN0306
PC 12 switching in Seattle
SeattlePC12Locomotive-steamtrain-switchingWAWebPC0063
WWAPCN0308.jpgWWAPCN0308
PC 12 in Seattle
SeattlePC12Locomotive-steamWAWebPC0064
WWAPCN0311.jpgWWAPCN0311
PC 12 in Seattle
SeattlePC12Locomotive-steamWAWebPC0065
WWAPCN0354.jpgWWAPCN0354
C&PS 12 and crew in Seattle
SeattlePC12Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0066
WWAPCN0295.jpgWWAPCN0295
PC 12, 2-8-0, with Harold "Dave" Lear riding pilot, Seattle.
SeattlePC12Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0067
WWAPC0037.jpgWWAPC0037
PC 14 2-8-0 and caboose at Taylor, WA
1939TaylorPC14locomotive-steamcar-cabooseWAHarold HillWebPC0068
WWAPCN0025.jpgWWAPCN0025
PC 14 at Taylor, 1939
1939TaylorPC14Locomotive-steamWAWebPC0069
WWAPCN0058.jpgWWAPCN0058
PC 14 at Taylor, 1939
1939TaylorPC14Locomotive-steamCabooseWAWebPC0070
WWAPC0042.jpgWWAPC0042
PC 14 2-8-0 near water tank at Renton, WA
1940RentonPC14locomotive-steamtank-waterWAWWAPC0043WebPC0071
WWAPC0039.jpgWWAPC0039
PC 14 2-8-0 in doorway of roundhouse, Seattle
1940SeattlePC14locomotive-steamroundhouseWAJames TurnerWWAPCN0049WebPC0072
WWAPC0041.jpgWWAPC0041
PC 14 2-8-0 with conductor H. D. Lear, passing scale house at Seattle
1940SeattlePC14locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAHarold HillWWAPCN0040WebPC0073
WWAPCN0002.jpgWWAPCN0002
PC 14 at Renton water tank 1941
1941RentonPC14Locomotive-steamtank-waterWAHarold HillWebPC0074
WWAPC0070.jpgWWAPC0070
PC 14 takes water at tank, with fireman, next to bunk house, Maple Valley, WA
1944Maple ValleyPC14locomotive-steamtank-waterWAHarold HillWWAPC0705, WWAPCN0056WebPC0075
WWAPC0061.jpgWWAPC0061
PC 14, recently shopped, and engineer Williams, Renton, WA
1944RentonPC14locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAHarold HillWWAPCN0032WebPC0076
WWAPCN0001.jpgWWAPCN0001
PC 14 and caboose at Renton 1945
1945RentonPC14Locomotive-steamCaboose-woodWAHarold HillWWAPC0060WebPC0077
WWAPCN0068.jpgWWAPCN0068
PC 14, January 1947
Jan-47RentonPC14Locomotive-steamWAWebPC0078
WWAPC0054.jpgWWAPC0054
Engineer Sheridan T. Miller running PC 14 (from behind, in cab)
Fireman Virgil Ungherini became a skilled 'backhead chef': "I'd put my shovel in the firebox to get it nice and hot, then drop my steak on it and it cooked to perfection in a short time.
1943TaylorPC14Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAHarold HillWWAPCN0193WebPC0079
WWAPC0033.jpgWWAPC0033
PC 14 2-8-0 and crew in cab, Seattle
6/28/1924SeattlePC14locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPCN0061WebPC0080
WWAPC0040.jpgWWAPC0040
PC 14 2-8-0 freshly shopped, poses with engineer Fritz Soderback (r.) at roundhouse, Seattle

 

3/20/1940SeattlePC14locomotive-steamroundhouseWAJames TurnerWWAPC0536, WWAPC0580, WWAPCN0004, WWAPCN0062, WWAPCN0253WebPC0081
WWAPCN0008.jpgWWAPCN0008
PC 14
6/18/1949PC14Locomotive-steamWAJames TurnerWebPC0082
WWAPC0071.jpgWWAPC0071
PC 14 at Seattle
7/16/1949SeattlePC14locomotive-steamWAAlbert FarrowWWAPC0087, WWAPC0538WebPC0083
WWAPC0069.jpgWWAPC0069
PC 14 on waterfront at S. Dearborn St., photographer James Turner riding pilot, boxcars nearby for loading LCL freight, Seattle.
They always had an old boxcar sitting on the mainline there, Virgil Ungherini recalls, "for transfer outfits to load with LCL freight. I sometimes had to go over and open the door for a load.
circa 1940SeattlePC14locomotive-steamcar-box, woodWAHarold HillWWAPCN0059WebPC0084
WWAPC0085.jpgWWAPC0085
PC 14 2-8-0 and 17 0-6-0 after retirement and line sale to Great Northern. On the scale track behind Seattle Sears, Roebuck.
Nov. 1951SeattlePC14locomotive-steamlocomotive-steamWAWebPC0085
WWAPCN0035.jpgWWAPCN0035
PC 14 behind Sears, Roebuck in Seattle
SeattlePC14Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAJames TurnerWebPC0086
WWAPCN0041.jpgWWAPCN0041
PC 14 and 17 on Stacy Street yard scale track, retired
SeattlePC14Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0087
WWAPCN0044.jpgWWAPCN0044
PC 14 and 17 on the scale track in Seattle, retired
SeattlePC14Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0088
WWAPCN0045.jpgWWAPCN0045
PC 14 and 17 at unknown location awaiting scrapping.
SeattlePC14Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0089
WWAPCN0050.jpgWWAPCN0050
PC 14 at Stacy Street yard
SeattlePC14Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0090
WWAPCN0067.jpgWWAPCN0067
PC 14 on scale track behind Sears Roebuck, awaiting disposal
SeattlePC14Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0091
WWAPCN0046.jpgWWAPCN0046
PC 14 and 17 at unknown location awaiting scrapping.
PC14Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0092
WWAPC0143.jpgWWAPC0143
PC 15 2-8-0 on the Milwaukee main, brakeman riding pilot, switches at Renton, WA. The dirt road in the background was formerly the PSE spur into Denny Renton Clay.
1942RentonPC15locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAHarold HillWebPC0093
WWAPC0162.jpgWWAPC0162
PC 15 standing at Interbay roundhouse after retirement, Seattle
1951SeattlePC15locomotive-steamroundhouseWAAlbert FarrowWWAPCN0088WebPC0094
WWAPC0163.jpgWWAPC0163
PC 15 standing at Interbay roundhouse after retirement, Seattle
1951SeattlePC15locomotive-steamroundhouseWAWebPC0095
WWAPCN0101.jpgWWAPCN0101
PC 15 and PC 16 at Interbay yard prior to disposal, 1953
1953SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0096
WWAPC0184.jpgWWAPC0184
PC 15 at roundhouse, Seattle
Aug. 1951SeattlePC15locomotive-steamroundhouseWAWebPC0097
WWAPC0141.jpgWWAPC0141
PC 15 2-8-0 with railroad workers watching at Georgetown, south Seattle
circa 1940SeattlePC15locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAHarold HillWebPC0098
WWAPC0161.jpgWWAPC0161
PC 15 2-8-0 standing in yard at Seattle
circa 1940SeattlePC15locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0099
WWAPC0183.jpgWWAPC0183
PC 15 2-8-0, Seattle
circa 1950SeattlePC15locomotive-steamWAWebPC0100
WWAPCN0085.jpgWWAPCN0085
PC 15 on Maple Valley wye (Taylor leg). Engineer S.T. Miller
Maple ValleyPC15Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAHarold HillWebPC0101
WWAPCN0100.jpgWWAPCN0100
PC 15 on north leg of Maple Valley wye
Maple ValleyPC15Locomotive-steamWAWebPC0102
WWAPCN0081.jpgWWAPCN0081
PC 15 at the Renton wye
RentonPC15Locomotive-steamWAWebPC0103
WWAPCN0110.jpgWWAPCN0110
PC 15 at Renton
RentonPC15Locomotive-steamWAJames TurnerWebPC0104
MVHS_KC_PC0013.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0013
PC 15 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.13.tifWebPC0105
MVHS_KC_PC0021.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0021
PC 15 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.21.tifWebPC0106
MVHS_KC_PC0028.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0028
PC 15 on the turntable at Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamturntableWAP11.14.28.tifWebPC0107
MVHS_KC_PC0031.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0031
PC 15 on the turntable at Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamturntableWAP11.14.31.tifWebPC0108
MVHS_KC_PC0055.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0055
PC 15 at the roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.55.tifWebPC0109
MVHS_KC_PC0060.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0060
PC 15 at Seattle after retirement at Interbay
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAP11.14.60.tifWebPC0110
MVHS_KC_PC0071.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0071
PC 15 near the roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.71.tifWebPC0111
MVHS_KC_PC0079.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0079
PC 15 leaving the turntable in Seattle
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamturntableWAP11.14.79.tifWebPC0112
WWAPCN0111.jpgWWAPCN0111
PC 15 and crew
circa 1890PC15Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0113
MVHS_KC_PC0037.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0037
PC 15, brakeman (probably Bill Anthony) on the pilot
PC15Locomotive-steamtrain-switchingWAP11.14.37.tifWebPC0114
MVHS_KC_PC0056.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0056
PC 15 and 16 at Interbay shortly before retirement
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAP11.14.56.tifWebPC0115
MVHS_KC_PC0057.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0057
PC 15 and 16 at Interbay shortly before retirement
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.57.tifWebPC0116
MVHS_KC_PC0058.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0058
PC 15 and 16 at Interbay shortly before retirement
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAP11.14.58.tifWebPC0117
MVHS_KC_PC0059.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0059
PC 15 and 16 at Interbay shortly before retirement
SeattlePC15Locomotive-steamLocomotive-steamWAP11.14.59.tifWebPC0118
WWAPC0196.jpgWWAPC0196
PC 16 standing at Black Diamond, WA
1939Black DiamondPC16locomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPCN0125WebPC0119
WWAPC0192.jpgWWAPC0192
PC 16 outside roundhouse, Seattle
1939SeattlePC16locomotive-steamroundhouseWAWWAPC0578, WWAPCN0115WebPC0120
WWAPC0199.jpgWWAPC0199
PC 16 with headlight blackout shade moves light along Houser Way, Renton, WA
Little 16 shuffles along Houser Way in 1943. Renton Post office is at right, Eagle Tavern behind the consol was still in business in 2003.
1943RentonPC16locomotive-steamWAHarold HillWWAPC0198, WWAPC0551,  WWAPCN0142WebPC0121
WWAPCN0143.jpgWWAPCN0143
PC 16 arriving in Maple Valley, 1944
1944Maple ValleyPC16Locomotive-steamdepot-freightWAWebPC0122
WWAPC0203.jpgWWAPC0203
PC 16 stands outside roundhouse at Seattle
1945SeattlePC16locomotive-steamroundhouseWAWWAPCN0114WebPC0123
WWAPC0205.jpgWWAPC0205
PC 16 stands outside roundhouse at Seattle
American Locomotive Company (Brooks) #48394, 1910. 20x24" cylinders, 52" drivers, 136,400 lbs.
2/22/1934SeattlePC16locomotive-steamroundhouseWAWebPC0124
WWAPC0214.jpgWWAPC0214
PC 16 stands in yard at Renton, WA
8/22/1951RentonPC16locomotive-steamyard-freightWAAlbert FarrowWebPC0125
WWAPC0225.jpgWWAPC0225
PC 16, brakeman Bill Anthony on pilot, heads train east at Maple Valley, WA
The distinctive Milwaukee Road interlocking signals give approach and stop indications only and supplanted the old depot train order signals.
9/14/1951Maple ValleyPC16locomotive-steamTrain-FreightWAAlbert FarrowWWAPC0416, WWAPCN0164WebPC0126
WWAPC0227.jpgWWAPC0227
PC 16 2-8-0 heading coal empties, fireman takes water at tank in Maple Valley, WA
9/14/1951Maple ValleyPC16locomotive-steamTrain-FreightWAAlbert FarrowWebPC0127
WWAPCN0136.jpgWWAPCN0136
PC 16, May 2, 1924
5/2/2024SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamWAJames TurnerWebPC0128
WWAPCN0141.jpgWWAPCN0141
PC 16 and crew, with cars still lettered for C&PS
circa 1916PC16Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWWAPC0188, WWAPC0544WebPC0129
WWAPC0189.jpgWWAPC0189
PC 16 2-8-0 and crew near Maple Valley, WA.
circa 1920Maple ValleyPC16locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0130
WWAPC0187.jpgWWAPC0187
PC 16 2-8-0 and crew--brakeman Tom Monahan, cond. Denny Howard, engr. James Hoyt, firemn. Joe Bertusky, agent Ed Monahan, brakeman, Frank "Shorty" Bay, laborer Kris Krall - in yard at Taylor, WA
Station Agent Ed Monahan's sister captured this 1922 portrait of Engine 16 and her crew at Taylor in the heyday of the Maple Valley Branch.
circa 1920TaylorPC16locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAMiss MonahanWWAPC0758, WWAPCN0135WebPC0131
WWAPC0209.jpgWWAPC0209
PC 16 stands at water tank, Maple Valley, WA
circa 1940Maple ValleyPC16locomotive-steamtank-waterWAWWAPCN0120WebPC0132
WWAPC0190.jpgWWAPC0190
PC 16 2-8-0, conductor Joe Bow in hat, await clearance, Argo interlocking, Seattle
circa 1940SeattlePC16locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAJames TurnerWWAPC0552, WWAPCN0113, WWAPCN0266WebPC0133
WWAPC0204.jpgWWAPC0204
PC 16 stands outside PC general offices, Seattle
circa 1940SeattlePC16locomotive-steamstructure-frameWAWebPC0134
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PC 16, with crew, takes water at tank next to bunk house at Maple Valley, WA
circa 1950Maple ValleyPC16locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0135
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PC 16 takes water at tank next to bunk house, Maple Valley, WA
circa 1950Maple ValleyPC16locomotive-steamtank-waterWAWebPC0136
WWAPC0215.jpgWWAPC0215
PC 16 stands outside general offices, Seattle
circa 1950SeattlePC16locomotive-steamstructure-frameWAWebPC0137
WWAPC0230.jpgWWAPC0230
PC 16 stands at Great Northern Interbay roundhouse in retirement, Seattle
Jan. 1952SeattlePC16locomotive-steamroundhouseWAWWAPCN0123WebPC0138
WWAPC0231.jpgWWAPC0231
PC 16 stands near turntable at Great Northern Interbay roundhouse in retirement, Seattle
Jan. 1952SeattlePC16locomotive-steamroundhouseWAWebPC0139
MVHS_KC_PC0062.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0062
PC 16 at Black Diamond
Black DiamondPC16Locomotive-steamWAP11.14.62.tifWebPC0140
WWAPCN0133.jpgWWAPCN0133
PC 16 on the north leg of the Maple Valley wye
Maple ValleyPC16Locomotive-steamWAWebPC0141
WWAPC0663.jpgWWAPC0663
PC 16 on the Newcastle line at the Renton water tank
RentonPC16locomotive-steamtank-waterWAWebPC0142
MVHS_KC_PC0026.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0026
PC 16 waits at the depot in Renton
RentonPC16Locomotive-steamdepot-freightWAP11.14.26.tifWebPC0143
WWAPCN0137.jpgWWAPCN0137
PC 16 at Interbay after retirement
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0144
MVHS_KC_PC0001.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0001
PC 16 near roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.1.tifWebPC0145
MVHS_KC_PC0002.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0002
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.2.tifWebPC0146
MVHS_KC_PC0012.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0012
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.12.tifWebPC0147
MVHS_KC_PC0011.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0011
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.11.tifWebPC0148
MVHS_KC_PC0017.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0017
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.17.tifWebPC0149
MVHS_KC_PC0018.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0018
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.18.tifWebPC0150
MVHS_KC_PC0006.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0006
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.6.tifWebPC0151
MVHS_KC_PC0007.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0007
PC 16 near roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.7.tifWebPC0152
MVHS_KC_PC0024.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0024
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle at sunset
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.24.tifWebPC0153
MVHS_KC_PC0025.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0025
PC 16 at roundhouse in Seattle at sunset
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.25.tifWebPC0154
MVHS_KC_PC0042.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0042
PC 16 near roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.42.tifWebPC0155
MVHS_KC_PC0047.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0047
PC 16 in switching the yard. Brakeman Bill Anthony alongside
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamtrain-switchingWAP11.14.47.tifWebPC0156
MVHS_KC_PC0054.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0054
PC 16 at the roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.54.tifWebPC0157
MVHS_KC_PC0061.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0061
PC 16 at Seattle after retirement at Interbay
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAP11.14.61.tifWebPC0158
MVHS_KC_PC0074.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0074
PC 15 leaving the turntable in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamdepot-freightWAP11.14.74.tifWebPC0159
MVHS_KC_PC0082.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0082
PC 16 near roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.82.tifWebPC0160
MVHS_KC_PC0038.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0038
PC 16 in switching the yard. Brakeman Bill Anthony alongside
SeattlePC16Locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAP11.14.38.tifWebPC0161
WWAPC0236.jpgWWAPC0236
PC 17 0-6-0, crewman lounging in cab, Seattle
1937SeattlePC17locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAAlbert FarrowWebPC0162
WWAPCN0145.jpgWWAPCN0145
PC 17 at the Seattle roundhouse, 1938
1938SeattlePC17Locomotive-steamroundhouseWAWebPC0163
WWAPC0241.jpgWWAPC0241
PC 17 0-6-0 inside shop building, Seattle
Virgil Ungherini work as machinist helper for a time: "Master Mechanic Matt Willers, an old-timer, taught me a lot. That was one thing about the Pacific Coast: They took care of their employees, found work for us to do when we got laid off.
9/16/1950SeattlePC17locomotive-steamstructure -railroad shopWAHarold HillWWAPCN0147WebPC0164
WWAPC0235.jpgWWAPC0235
PC 17 0-6-0, Seattle
Apr. 1934SeattlePC17locomotive-steamWARonald V. NixonWebPC0165
WWAPCN0149.jpgWWAPCN0149
PC 17 retired
SeattlePC17Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0166
MVHS_KC_PC0008.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0008
PC 17 switching in yard, Seattle
SeattlePC17Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAP11.14.8.tifWebPC0167
MVHS_KC_PC0050.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0050
PC 17 switching in yard, Seattle
SeattlePC17Locomotive-steamtrain-switchingWAP11.14.50.tifWebPC0168
WWAPC0242.jpgWWAPC0242
C&PS 18 4-4-0 in magazine builder's photo
circa 1920C&PS18locomotive-steamBuilders photoWAWWAPCN0316WebPC0169
WWAPC0248.jpgWWAPC0248
PC 18 4-4-0, crew, under trolley trestle, Seattle
circa 1925SeattlePC18locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAJames TurnerWebPC0170
WWAPC0249.jpgWWAPC0249
PC 18 4-4-0 under trolley trestle at Seattle
The 18 takes a Black Diamond passenger of Seattle, under the streetcar trestle at South Atlantic Street in the 1920's.
circa 1925SeattlePC18locomotive-steambridge-trestleWAJames TurnerWWAPC0553, WWAPCN0154, WWAPCN0275WebPC0171
WWAPC0250.jpgWWAPC0250
PC 18 4-4-0, engineer in cab, awaits departure beneath trolley trestle at Seattle
circa 1925SeattlePC18locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAJames TurnerWebPC0172
WWAPC0251.jpgWWAPC0251
PC 18 4-4-0, engineer in cab, awaits departure beneath trolley trestle at Seattle
circa 1925SeattlePC18locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAJames TurnerWWAPCN0159, WWAPCN0276WebPC0173
WWAPC0252.jpgWWAPC0252
PC 18 and train await departure at depot, RR Avenue and Washington St., Seattle
American-standard no. 18 steams softly at the head of a mixed train at the Washington Street depot in the 1920's.
circa 1925SeattlePC18locomotive-steamtrain-passengerWAJames TurnerWWAPC0555, WWAPCN0156, WWAPCN0160WebPC0174
WWAPC0255.jpgWWAPC0255
PC 18, hostler in cab, on turntable at Dearborn St. roundhouse, Seattle
They sent that 18 over to China just before the war; I just missed it. recalls Tom Weltschnig.
circa 1938SeattlePC18locomotive-steampeople-railroad crewWAAlbert FarrowWWAPC0320WebPC0175
WWAPCN0150.jpgWWAPCN0150
PC 17 retired. At Stacy Street on the scale track.
circa 1940SeattlePC18Locomotive-steamyard-freightWAWebPC0176
MVHS_KC_PC0083.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0083
Milwaukee 59, 2-6-6-2 on the line at Maple Valley
Maple ValleyMilw59Locomotive-steamWAP11.14.83.tifWebPC0177
MVHS_KC_PC0084.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0084
Milwaukee 59, 2-6-6-2
RentonMilw59Locomotive-steamWAP11.14.84.tifWebPC0178
WWAPC0368.jpgWWAPC0368
Milw 726 2-6-2 and caboose on Houser Way, Renton, WA
Mar. 1947RentonMilw726locomotive-steamCaboose-woodWAWebPC0179
MVHS_PC0010.jpgMVHS_PC0010
Milwaukee(?) Locomotive # 935
Maple ValleyMilw935Locomotive-steamWAP1985.105.01WebPC0180
MVHS_PC0047.jpgMVHS_PC0047
Milwaukee Road log train derailed into the river between Cedar Mountain and Cedar Grove
1912Cedar GroveMilwLocomotive-steamtrain-wreckWAP2015.06.05WebPC0181
MVHS_PC0024.jpgMVHS_PC0024
Climax Locomotive #1151. Built in April 1912. Class - 75 ton. Type - Class C. Cylinders – 16x16. Wheel Dia. – 36”. Owned by the Wood and Iverson Inc. from 1912 through 1934.
HobartLocomotive-steamWAP1988.12.03WebPC0182
MVHS_KC_PC0029.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0029
PC steamer moves out from roundhouse at Seattle
SeattlePCLocomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.29.tifWebPC0183
MVHS_KC_PC0078.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0078
PC steamer moving out from the roundhouse in Seattle
SeattlePCLocomotive-steamroundhouseWAP11.14.78.tifWebPC0184
WWAPC0256.jpgWWAPC0256
GN 77 SW1 waits for signal at junction, Renton, WA
circa 1952RentonGN77locomotive-dieselWAWebPC0185
WWAPC0556.jpgWWAPC0556
GN 77 at Stacy Street Yard office with caboose x736
SeattlePC77locomotive-dieseltrain-switchingWAWWAPCN0214WebPC0187
WWAPCN0318.jpgWWAPCN0318
GN 77 with engineer Fritz Soderback
PC77Locomotive-dieselpeople-railroad crewWAWebPC0188
WWAPCN0319.jpgWWAPCN0319
GN 77, SW1, and caboose, engineer Fritz Soderback
PC77Locomotive-dieselpeople-railroad crewWAWWAPC0554WebPC0189
WWAPC0332.jpgWWAPC0332
BN 205 SW1200 and GP38 switching cars near Spokane St. tower, Seattle
Spokane St. tower was closed and demolished about 1985.
circa 1990SeattleBN205locomotive-diesellocomotive-dieselWAWWAPC0589WebPC0190
WWAPC0258.jpgWWAPC0258
GN 228 RS-3 and PC caboose X1 on Houser Way, Renton, WA
circa 1965RentonGN228locomotive-dieselcaboose-woodWAWarren W. WingWWAPC0658WebPC0191
WWAPC0259.jpgWWAPC0259
GN 228 RS-3 switches auto racks at Renton, WA
circa 1965RentonGN228locomotive-dieselcar-auto rack, openWAWarren W. WingWebPC0192
WWAPC0260.jpgWWAPC0260
GN 228 RS-3 and PC caboose X1 on Houser Way, Renton, WA
circa 1965RentonGN228locomotive-dieselcaboose-woodWAWarren W. WingWebPC0193
WWAPC0263.jpgWWAPC0263
GN 230 RS-3 in yard at Renton, WA
circa 1965RentonGN230locomotive-dieselyard-freightWARobert W. JohnstonWebPC0194
MVHS_KC_PC0085.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0085
Milwaukee Road bipolar electric locomotive E5 on westbound train at Renton
RentonMilwE5Locomotive-electricWAP11.14.85.tifWebPC0195
MVHS_PC0026.jpgMVHS_PC0026
Milwaukee Road westbound Olympian with bipolar locomotive wrecked at Allentown, Washington, south of Seattle
1942AllentownMilwLocomotive-electrictrain-wreckWAP1989.16.03WebPC0196
WWAPC0367.jpgWWAPC0367
Milw boxcab motor on early trip, possibly first run, approaches depot at Renton, WA
circa 1920RentonMilwlocomotive-electricWAWebPC0197
MVHS_PC0020.jpgMVHS_PC0020
Baldridge Logging Co. Engine # 3
Jul-36Maple ValleyBaldridge3Locomotive-steamWAP1986.43.01WebPC0198
MVHS_PC0080.jpgMVHS_PC0080
Conductor J.F. Bow at his desk inside the caboose where all his orders and records can be kept together. In this respect, a little railroad differs not one whit from its bigger brothers. Records must be kept by a conductor or conductors for cars moved only 20 miles or hauled 2,000 miles.
Feb-48PCPeople-Railroad Crewpeople-railroad crewWAP2016.06.06WebPC0200
WWAPC0274.jpgWWAPC0274
PC caboose 52 on rear of westbound log train, Maple Valley, WA
Apr. 1939Maple ValleyPC52Caboose-woodtrain-logWAHarold HillWebPC0201
WWAPC0264.jpgWWAPC0264
PC 52 caboose in yard, Seattle
circa 1940SeattlePC52caboose-woodyard-freightWAWebPC0202
WWAPC0275.jpgWWAPC0275
PC 52 caboose on train at Renton, WA
Mar. 1943RentonPC52Caboose-woodTrain-FreightWAHarold HillWWAPCN0243WebPC0203
WWAPC0277.jpgWWAPC0277
PC 52 caboose standing with box cars at Seattle
With the Great Northern acquisition, most of the old Pacific Coast fleet was consigned to the dustbin. These boxcars and cabooses were snapped in the dead line at Colorado Avenue.
Nov. 1951SeattlePC52Caboose-woodcar-box, woodWAHarold HillWebPC0204
MVHS_KC_PC0064.jpgMVHS_KC_PC0064
Caboose 52 bringing up the rear of an eastbound freight in Renton
RentonPC52Caboose-woodTrain-FreightWAP11.14.64.tifWebPC0205
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