Nov 6, 2017
Seems familiar. I may have this same view, somewhere in my collection.
The Mrs. and I went for a roadtrip today towards Mount Rainier, (it was sunny and 60+ degrees!!), and drove up near Morton, Wa. The old Milwaukee Road line up there is all but abandoned, lot's of overgrowth and turning back to nature. Hard to believe back as late as the 70's, 80+ carloads of raw wood was coming outta' here to Tacoma to mills.
Sad, the mills up here are still going strong, but it all is shipped by trucks now......
I am wondering if this is not MILW. Is this east of Morton?
This is just north of Morton, looking north towards Mineral. The rails can barely be seen east of the Morton depot, heading east from there for maybe a 100 yards into the bushes.
Any date nails or other collectibles in that line?
Probably a lot, but most of it is covered up by the brush and dirt, need a lot of time and walking!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it.....
On a side note, how much of the intact ROW is privately owned now?
This may belong to the City of Tacoma. It is not abandoned, nor has it been officially even taken out of service.
Date nails? Somewhere I have a bag full.....
Spring or summer, I'll have to get back up there and do some hunting.....