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Catalog Number D.XV.058
Caption Hull Lumber Co, Eagle Gorge, WA
Description A logging company train with loads of logs, labled "Hull Lumber Co., Eagle George, Washington." Beautiful front face view of the engine #978. Engineer can be seen leaning out of "window" on either side of engine compartment. Per Eric Erickson, 06/17/2009: owner was Page Lumber Company 1901 to 1922. Page sold out following a fire that burned their mill. Page Lumber came to Puget sound from the midwest. This was most likely a used Northern Pacific locomotive brought here. There was no company named Hull Lumber Company operating in the west. During WWI and WWII locomotives were hard to get so there was quite a market for used ones. Mr. Erickson (Anacortes lumber buff) has extensive maps of Page's railroad and mill locations in Eagle Gorge. The output from their mill went out over the Northern Pacific line from Stampede Pass (now Burlington Northern Santa Fe line, 2009). Page was one of the prominent figures in the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition in 1909. One feature was the 125 foot log he brought in one piece for the Expo flagpole. Later in 1922-1930, the train belonged to the Buffelen Lumber Company of Eagle Gorge and Tacoma.
Date 1917
Subjects American
Object Name Print, Photographic