items tagged with train

December 14, 2009

Snow on tracks

It wasn’t heavy snow, but Fidalgo Island experienced a “dusting” Sunday, leaving elevated and shady areas with ice and a light blanket of snow Monday morning. This photograph was taken on March’s Point between the Shell Puget Sound Refinery and … Continue reading

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November 7, 2009

RR club open house

A guest to the downtown “headquarters” of the Anacortes Fidalgo Model Railroad Club takes a digital photo during a Saturday open house. The club display is amazing … and remains open until 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the basement … Continue reading

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September 24, 2007

Postal art

This is a digitally altered image of a detail from the face of the U.S. Post Office building in downtown Lynden. Other art elements on the front of the building include an airplane and a ship.

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April 1, 2005

Mural at the Depot

One of my favorites Bill Mitchell murals is this one of a train and passengers on the west wall of the old Northern Pacific RR Depot on “R” Avenue. Soon the Depot will be bustling with spring and summer activities.

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August 23, 2004

Fidalgo train line

What a coincidence. Earlier today I posted a photo of an Anacortes American news article from 1964 … news of Tommy Thompson’s plan to put in a narrow gauge railway, which he did. Today Tommy’s train is gone and Burlington … Continue reading

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June 23, 2004

Tommy Thompson mural

Seems like only yesterday Tommy Thompson and his family were running the narrow gauge steam engine to and from The Depot in downtown Anacortes. Subsequent to his death, however, the handcrafted train was moved south and the tracks have been … Continue reading

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November 1, 2003

Miniature world

Members of the Anacortes & Fidalgo Model Railroad club held an open house Saturday, welcoming guests to a miniature world filled with trains, boats, refineries, gold mines … even lighthouses. Members of the club meet weekly in the basement at … Continue reading

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