Washington Northern

HO scale model railroad

WN historical archives collection

These pieces were found at various Washington Northern locations and forwarded to the Washington Northern Historical Society in Port Andrews, Washington. More will be presented as we continue to comb through the archives. (click on any image for a larger view.)

May 1928 Calendar Page
Page from a 1928 company calendar highlighting the Bayview Limited and scenic vistas along it's route. This page featured historic Destruction Island Lighthouse off the Washington Coast.
1929 Poster Featuring the Bayview Limited
A travel bureau poster featuring an artist rendering of the Bayview Limited steaming through the Olympic Mountains from 1927.
1970 Dinner Train Poster
Shortly before the national Amtrak takeover, the WN tried to stir up more traffice for it's slowly shrinking but still profitable passenger service between Port Andrews and Portland. Here is one of the posters advertising the beautiful scenery and brand new cuisine offered on the summer weekend trains.
River Bridge during flood of 1909
A photo by C.W Mulvaney showing Washington Northern Railroad employees at the Hoh River Bridge during the great flood of May 1909 in Clallham County.
1951 Washington Northern Stock Certificate
Washington Northern common stock certificate valued at ten shares issued on May 11, 1951.
May 1918 Round Trip Ticket
A round trip ticket on train 305 from Forks, Washington to Portland, Oregon's Union Station from 1918. Fare, $4 each way.
1962 Travel Poster
Advertising the Bayview Limited. This was a deluxe passenger service that ran one train a day each way between Port Andrews, WA and Portland OR. The Bayview Limited made it's last revenue run on April 14, 1966 after disappointing advanced holiday season bookings.
1962 Washington Northern Train Order
Form 19 train order issued October 11, 1962 for maintenance work at the Sappho Spur at Sappho, Washington.

* All pieces and artwork shown here are purely fictional and have been altered or created for entertainment purposes only.