|Title||Old and new railroad stations, Maple Valley, 1953 |
|Caption||Maple Valley's first railroad station, built in the early 1890s, was replaced in the early 1920s with the older building shown here. This was one of only five village depots in the United States which was both a depot and a train dispatcher's office. Depot personnel dispatched Pacific Coast Coal Company trains from Black Diamond to Seattle and served as telegraph operators for Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul (Milwaukee Road) trains from Tacoma. The building housed depot employees and their families upstairs.|
This 1953 photo shows the second Maple Valley railroad depot shortly before it was torn down. The third depot, visible at left, was recently built at the time of the photograph. It was demolished in the 1980s.
|Notes||Handwritten on image: Old & new RR stations at Maple Valley.|
Handwritten on sleeve: MAPLE VALLEY, Wash., Old and new railroad stations.
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): September 2, 1953.
|Subjects||Railroad stations--Washington (State)--Maple Valley; Railroad tracks--Washington (State)--Maple Valley |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Maple Valley |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.5384.1 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |