N.P. Ry.

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Files from the Office of the Chief Engineer of the Northern Pacific Railway at the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society received the corporate records of the Northern Pacific Railway, the Great Northern Railway and the Spokane Portland and Seattle Railway with the creation of the Burlington Northern Railroad in 1970.

MHS' address is:
345 Kellogg Boulevard West
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102-1906
MHS Web Site

This information is ordered by:
MHS Box Number
NP File Number
Subject
Additional notes (if any)


DEPOTS

134.K.3.10F
FILE 9774
ABANDONED STATIONS

One copy of memo from H. M. Tremaine to H. M. Stout, March 9, 1937. One page.
One copy of memo from Assistant Chief Engineer to James T. Derrig, January 22, 1937. One page.
One copy of lists of items remaining or to be scrapped at Dickinson, Forsyth, Kootenai, and Paradise. Assistant Valuation Engineer, November 20, 1936. Oversize, seven pages.
Two copies of "Lists of Projects involving abandonment of property and substantial charges to Profit and Loss" January 1, 1936. System-wide improvements, sales and removals, with Authority for Expenditure numbers. Six pages.
One copy of "Summary of proposed depot alterations and removals," June 14,1944. Idaho Division. Oversize, one page.

134.I.18.10F
FILE 7172
CLEANING EXTERIORS, DEPOTS

FILE 45-6
DEPOTS & STATIONS

134.H.1.5B
FILE 46
ELLENSBURG: DEPOT, ROUNDHOUSE, WATER TOWER, ICE HOUSE, COAL DOCK

134.K.10.4F
FILE 12637
ENUMCLAW: DEPOT

134.K.9.2F
FILE 11657
GRANDVIEW: DEPOT

134.I.5.5B
FILE 430
NORTH YAKIMA: DEPOT

134.I.7.11B
FILE 1478
NORTH YAKIMA: DEPOT

134.I.20.1B
FILE 7856
OFFICERS, AGENTS, STATIONS, ET CETERA

1953-1969. Clippings from books pasted to 8.5 by 11-inch pages.
One copy of organization of NP Engineering Department, September 17, 1969. System wide. Eleven pages.

134.H.4.5B
FILE 716-3
PULLMAN: DEPOT

134.I.14.1B
FILE 4809
SEATTLE & TACOMA: BUILDING DATES

134.I.13.1B
FILE 4318
STATION DEVELOPMENT

134.I.7.3B
FILE 1312
STATION LAYOUTS

134.I.18.7B
FILE 7115
STATION PLATS

A 1955 inventory and painting schedule for most depots. Multiple requests for station plats system-wide, seldom with the plats themselves included. Plats only for Lewiston, Butte, Blossberg, Evaro, and Billings.
One copy of system-wide station list with original date and revision date of when plats for the stations were drawn, 1900-1935. Oversize, 16 pages.
One copy of memo, R. A. Skooglun to John E. Hoving, with list of stations, original date and revision date of when plats for the stations were drawn, September 18, 1956. Oversize, eight pages.

134.I.11.6F
FILE 3579
TACOMA: DEPOT

134.K.9.4F
FILE 11900
TACOMA DIVISION: DEPOT HEATER INSTALLATION

134.I.10.3B
FILE 2589
TELEGRAPH OFFICE STANDARD PLANS

Telephone booth standard plans, circa 1946.
One 30 by 68-foot combination depot with living rooms plans circa 1910.
Includes 1908-1946 correspondence between Division Engineers to Chief Engineers on need for a telegraph office capable of being moved on a flatcar. Plans and notes on needs, plans for box car to telegraph office conversion similar to those used at Kanaskat and Martin.
One copy of 30 by 68-foot Combination Depot Standard Plan, July 1, 1910. Oversize, one page.
One copy of 30 by 22-foot Telegraph Office Standard Plan, August 11, 1914. Oversize, three pages.
One copy of Box Car used as Telegraph Office Standard Plan, N. D. Oversize, one page.

DIESEL FACILITIES

134.K.5.1B
FILE 10282 C
AUBURN: DIESEL FUEL FACILITY

134.K.6.10F
FILE 10811
AUBURN: DIESEL SHOPS

134.K.9.10F
FILE 12100
DIESEL FACILITIES

EAGLE GORGE

Eagle Gorge is on the Stampede Pass line, located in the City of Tacoma's Green River Watershed, roughly near the site of the Army Corps of Engineer's Howard Hanson Dam. It was the site of extensive logging railroad connections, but was obliterated by the construction of the flood control dam in the 1950s. The creation of a large reservoir behind the dam caused the Corps of Engineers to relocate a long stretch from Humphrey to Kanaskat circa 1959.

134.H.4.3B
FILE 612-2
EAGLE GORGE: LINE CHANGE

134.I.6.9B
FILE 1128
BRIDGE 209

Contract for bridge 209 near Eagle Gorge let to John Nelson in June of 1902.

EASTON

Easton sits at the eastern edge of the 2.2 percent grade to Stampede Tunnel. It was the site of a small depot and engine facility from the 1880s to 1970. It counterpart on the western 2.2 percent climb to Stampede was named Weston, but this site was made obsolete by a line change and double tracking project circa 1914. Easton's western counterpart after 1914 was Lester.

134.B.11.12F
FILE 747
EASTON: COAL DOCK

134.I.9.7B
FILE 2044
EASTON: MILWAUKEE ROAD

Blue print maps of the NP and Milwaukee Road in the Easton area, the Milwaukee's encroachment on the NP right-of-way in the Cabin Creek vicinity. Stations Between Easton and Cle Elum, west to east are: Easton, Talmage, Nelson, Baker, Cle Elum.

134.I.15.10F
FILE 5749
EASTON: MILWAUKEE ROAD CONNECTION

134.I.10.3B
FILE 2681
EASTON: WATER SUPPLY

New well and pump at Easton to replace a gravity line, circa 1940. Series of maps of downtown Easton and also Easton vicinity.
One copy of Easton vicinity plat, June 19, 1942. Oversize, one page.
One copy of Easton vicinity plat, November 11, 1942. Oversize, two pages.

136.H.1.7B
EASTON TO PALMER, MAPS 35-81

Valuation Maps, six-inch by three foot, six-inch black ink on vellum. Track schematic, elevation profile, and civil engineer's marks for the entire NP right-of-way circa 1917.

134.I.12.12F
FILE 4201
LESTER TO EASTON: BRIDGES

Guthrie, McDougal & Company, Portland, Oregon claims on bridge work done on the Lester-Easton double tracking, 1912-1915.

136.G.4.5B
VOLUME 93-6
LESTER TO EASTON: DOUBLE TRACK, MATERIAL BOOKS

Volume 94 Notes: Lists of NP cars held for work on Stampede with lists of all the materials each held, reporting marks and road numbers, and what station they were sent to. "To Upham two coach brooms." 1913-1914.
Volume 95 Notes: Food, cabooses, outfit cars and equipment for the Material Engineer, 1914-15. Records for 85,000 ties placed for double tracking.
Ties were shipped from Pe Ell, Addison-Hill, Green River Lumber Co., Page Mill, Vance, Henry D. Davis, Raymond. Engines 1465, 1604, 1610 working for the Engineer in October, 1914. Lists of cars held for work. $4,500 paid out for the death of D. Nertsos and G. Sakataras at the Auburn Pit on August 3, 1914.
One copy of Lester to Easton Material Book, Thomas Z. Krumm's itemized expenditures for the double-tracking project. Oversize, 39 pages.
One copy of Lester to Easton Material Book, Thomas Z. Krumm's itemized expenditures for the double-tracking project. Oversize, 91 pages.
One copy of Lester to Easton Material Book 3. Car use, 1914. Oversize, six pages.
One copy of Lester to Easton Material Book 6. Invoices, 1914-15. Oversize, three pages.

134.I.12.9B
FILE 4103
LESTER TO EASTON: LINE CHANGE

On November 8, 1913 a warehouse at Lester containing 3,544 sacks of cement burned down. The fire was caused by two NP boxcars near the warehouse which caught fire and burned. NP 47846 contained 231 barrels of Red Devil cement and NP 42997 contained 1,000 empty cement bags. The cars burned down when hobos lit the empty cement sacks to keep warm. The car's contents were valued at $438.90 and $100, respectively.

134.I.16.2F
FILE 6030
LESTER TO EASTON: LINE CHANGE

134.I.12.3B
FILE 3879
LESTER TO EASTON: RIGHT OF WAY

Abandonment of the old Weston loop. Benjamin S. Grosscup (western counsel for the NP in Tacoma circa 1900) owned much of the land to the south and southeast of Lester in about 1913.

ELLENSBURG

134.B.11.14F
FILE 861
AUBURN & ELLENSBURG: WATER TANKS

134.B.11.16F
FILE 981
ELLENSBURG: COAL DOCK

134.H.1.5B
FILE 46
ELLENSBURG: DEPOT, ROUNDHOUSE, WATER TOWER, ICE HOUSE, COAL DOCK

134.K.5.5B
FILE 10408
ELLENSBURG: ICE HOUSE

134.I.12.1B
FILE 3810
ELLENSBURG: PAVING

134.K.10.8F
FILE 13000 M
ELLENSBURG: RAILWAY EXPRESS AGENCY AGREEMENTS

134.I.9.6F
FILE 2017
ELLENSBURG: ROUNDHOUSE

134.I.9.6F
FILE 2038
ELLENSBURG: ROUNDHOUSE

136.K.13.1B
FILE 116
ELLENSBURG: SHOPS

138.F.2.7
WASHINGTON 2-4, 10, 23 A
ELLENSBURG TO PALMER JUNCTION MAPS

ELECTRIFICATION

134.H.5.3B
FILE 909
PASCO TO AUBURN: ELECTRIFICATION, 1924-1926

134.I.17.12F
FILE 6897
PASCO TO AUBURN: ELECTRIFICATION, 1929

134.I.16.6F
FILE 6205
YAKIMA TO AUBURN: ELECTRIFICATION, 1939-1941

GARIBALDI

134.I.19.12F
FILE 7762
GARIBALDI: GENERAL FILE

A woman by the name of Victoria V. Church, Jr. became the owner of the "...Old Myrtle Timber Company" which had put up a small bridge over the Green River in the vicinity. The bridge subsequently helped to form a log jam which the NP deemed necessary to remove in the 1930s. The spur to the timber company was removed in September, 1937.
The Green River Lumber Company was transferred to Frank W. Camp in 1930. It leased two miles of third class 56-pound rail in November, 1923, at Mile Post 73 west of Ellensburg. It totaled six spurs, 822 feet, 1446 feet, 756 feet, 766 feet, 1294 feet, and 416 feet. The lease was 1923-1948. A. H. Brix was listed as the company president.
In 1948 the Hitchcock Lumber Company was operating at Baldi.
One copy of Baldi trackage map for the Green River Lumber Company, Assistant Chief Engineer, Seattle, March 23, 1923. Oversize, two pages.
One copy of Baldi trackage map for the Myrtle Timber Company, Assistant Chief Engineer, Seattle, April 11, 1935. Oversize, one page.
One copy of Baldi trackage map for the Hitchcock Lumber Company, District Engineer, Seattle, September 8, 1948. Oversize, one page.

HUMPHREY

134.K.3.5B
FILE 9570
HUMPHREY: GENERAL FILE

NP Engineers John N. Bone and Dean H. Shoemaker consider buying the metal depot at Eagle Gorge from the Railway. Notes a storm shelter at Humphrey and that the Eagle Gorge depot is locked and unavailable for use by NP signal maintainers. July, 1969.
G. B. Cash at Kanaskat circa 1968.
Note from December 1948 that a spur for the Barker-Knapp Lumber Company has been at Humphrey since 1936.
Water tank at Humphrey circa 1937.

ICE

134.I.17.4F
FILE 6624
AUBURN: ICE HOUSE

134.K.8.12F
FILE 11481
AUBURN: ICE FACILITIES

134.H.1.5B
FILE 46
ELLENSBURG: DEPOT, ROUNDHOUSE, WATER TOWER, ICE HOUSE, COAL DOCK

134.K.5.5B
FILE 10408
ELLENSBURG: ICE HOUSE

134.H.4.3B
FILE 591
ICE HOUSE: GENERAL FILE

134.I.7.10F
FILE 1448
ICE HOUSES

134.I.18.14B
FILE 7376
WASHINGTON: ICE FACILITIES

134.K.8.1B
FILE 11175
YAKIMA: ICE FACILITIES

134.I.16.3B
FILE 6082
YAKIMA: ICE PLANT



Author: John A. Phillips, III. Title: Files from the Office of the Chief Engineer of the Northern Pacific Railway at the Minnesota Historical Society, D-E-G-H-I. URL: www.netcom.com/~whstlpnk/mhsdeghi.html.

© March 20, 2002

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