In a 5-2 vote Monday night, Anacortes City Council members voted to reject an outside offer to purchase and relocate the custom train built by the late Tommy Thompson. An advisory group will now be established to consider next steps regarding possible display/operation of the train, currently housed in a shelter at The Depot in […]
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 the Ford dealership.
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 of a home at 419 “Q” Avenue. The model railroad club was established in 1994, […]
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 Northern has abandoned its line on Fidalgo Island west of March’s Point. The trestle at […]
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 quiet since. This mural by Bill Mitchell is located on the north wall of the […]
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 419 “Q” Avenue. More photos in the Activities section under “Anacortes & Fidalgo Railroad.”