WorcesterThen: 1909



A passenger train in the Cascade Mountains of Washington


This seven-car train consisted of Boston & Maine cars, pulled by a locomotive of one of the several rail lines along the way to Seattle, in this case the Northern Pacific Railroad. It was carrying over one hundred people from Worcester on an excursion, organized by the city’s Board of Trade, to attend the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle that Summer.


The story, including a photograph of the travelers and other images, is here.


 Source: Worcester Magazine, v.12, no.10, October, 1909

Don Chamberlayne, 2016