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Image of 2012.087.003-.004.A,B,C,D - Track Section

2012.087.003-.004.A,B,C,D - Track Section

4 pieces of track section and cork to put under track for model 2012.087.001-.002 The June 29, 1911 Anacortes American reported on the Great Northern Depot's opening, at 611 R Avenue: "New Great Northern Depot Opened; Is a Credit to City." In 1964, excursion trains brought visitors to the Arts and Crafts Festival (now known as the Anacortes Art Festival) from Seattle. This brick building served until regular rail traffic to Anacortes ended in 1978. The depot now serves as the Depot Arts Center. .003) 4 track sections .004) 4 cork strips to put under track sections This HO scale model (3.5 mm (0.1378 in) represents 1 real foot (304.8 mm); this ratio works out to about 1:87.1) was

Image of D.XX.003.047 - Train, steam engine

D.XX.003.047 - Train, steam engine

Train, steam engine.

Image of WF 0769 - Unknown man in buggy

WF 0769 - Unknown man in buggy

Portrait of unknown man in buggy pulled by a horse. Appears to be waiting near the train station. Note tracks at right, and the building at left.

Image of WF 1245 - aerial of north Fidalgo - canneries

WF 1245 - aerial of north Fidalgo - canneries

Photo is a part of a series taken by "Bower and Brady." This view looks at the Anacortes waterfront on Guemes Channel from the foot of Q Avenue to H Avenue. Excellent view of this area. At lower edge of photo, under the work, "Anacortes" is the City Float -- a haven for small boats prior to the Can Sante Boat Haven being constructed in 1930. Next is Ocean Dock and the Taylor Hotel at the foot of Commercial Avenue, followed by Curtis Dock at the foot of O Avenue. Note the train tracks that looped through northern Anacortes during this time; the east-west street at the foot of Commercial was once known as "Railroad Avenue." A long line of canneries is visible along Guemes Channel: Northwestern

Image of WF 2018 - Anacortes Veneer Inc. - exterior

WF 2018 - Anacortes Veneer Inc. - exterior

Anacortes Veneer Plant at 35th and V Avenue. This view was taken from the hillside above the plant, the present-day route of Highway 20 Spur into Anacortes. Note zig-zag construction of roofline; this enabled windows to be set into peaks of the roof, thus allowing more natural light into the mill. It was the same design incorporated by the E. K. Wood Mill in the construction of their Green Chain building at the mill. (See WF's 1960s photos of the demolition of the mill.) Anacortes Veneer began in 1937 as Anacortes Plywood Inc., a workers cooperative built on the former site of Fidalgo Lumber and Box which had burned about two years before. (For history of FL&B, see WF 0490.) In 1936, Olympia

Image of WF 2017 - Anacortes Veneer Inc. - exterior

WF 2017 - Anacortes Veneer Inc. - exterior

Anacortes Veneer Plant at 35th and V Avenue. Note zig-zag construction of roofline; this enabled windows to be set into peaks of the roof, thus allowing more natural light into the mill. It was the same design incorporated by the E. K. Wood Mill in the construction of their Green Chain building at the mill. (See WF's 1960s photos of the demolition of the mill.) Anacortes Veneer began in 1937 as Anacortes Plywood Inc., a workers cooperative built on the former site of Fidalgo Lumber and Box which had burned about two years before. (For history of FL&B, see WF 0490.) In 1936, Olympia employees of Washington Veneer decided to organize their own cooperative plywood mill. Their undertaking was re

Image of WF 2260 - Hunters with their kill

WF 2260 - Hunters with their kill

Group of nine men sitting in front of their kill. Ten dead deer are suspended from a 2 x 4 on the side of the building. This may be the train station, noting the railroad tracks in front of the men. Al Sellenthin is 4th from right and was an Anacortes Chief of Police. Mel Payne is at far right. The door at right says "employees only." See also WF 2261.

Image of 2010.023 - Tommy Thompson Trail repair plea

2010.023 - Tommy Thompson Trail repair plea

"Trestlemania", produced to raise funds for the repair of the Tommy Thompson Trail trestle where it was burned by arson on October 15, 2009. Video is professionally made, 10 minutes in length and shows photos of Anacortes through the years and the narrator speaks of how the Tommy Thompson Trail was started and how the community was hurt when the trestle was burned. The trestle crosses Fidalgo Bay from Weaverling Spit to March's Point. - DVD

Image of 2010.033.040 - Aerial of March's Point area, c. 1964

2010.033.040 - Aerial of March's Point area, c. 1964

Black and white aerial photo with views of Texaco Refinery, Weaverling Spit, the trestle, Crandall Spit, and train on tracks.

Image of 2013.025.002.A,B - Anacortes Railway postcard

2013.025.002.A,B - Anacortes Railway postcard

From a postcard of Tommy Thompson and his train, Anacortes Railway. Train is coming out of the train shed. On the right hand side of the train shed can be seen another passenger car. Back caption reads: "The Anacortes Railway get up steam, and prepares to meet a summer week-end schedule in front of the Railways' ornate carhouse. The 18-inch gage line operates an excursion train of elegant parlor cars from the historic Great Northern depot in downtown Anacortes, Washington. Engine No. 1 is an 0-4-4 Forney type steam locomotive, weight 4 1/2 tons, and burns fir bark. The locomotive and three luxurious passenger cars were built in the Railway's backyard foundry and machine shop by Thomas G.

Image of 2013.002.001-.023 - Anacortes Railway train returns home

2013.002.001-.023 - Anacortes Railway train returns home

These 23 images and CD are of Tommy Thompson's Anacortes Railway locomotive and passenger car being moved back into the Anacortes Railway train shed next to the Depot on June 6, 2012. It had been stored at the Georgetown Power Plant Museum in Seattle, WA. EM.0321

Image of 2013.011.020 - John Felton, Chris Anderson, Steve Webb

2013.011.020 - John Felton, Chris Anderson, Steve Webb

John Felton, Chris Anderson, and Steve Webb graduated from Anacortes High School in June 1962 and departed for the Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. It appears that they took the train.

Image of 2016.017 - Joel King/ Tommy Thompson's train

2016.017 - Joel King/ Tommy Thompson's train

Color slide taken by Joel King of Tommy Thompson's train, aka Anacortes Railway, in June 1990. The train is mostly clear of the train shed, and there are several sets of tracks visible.