|Title||Steam shovel used in construction of the railroad between Rockport and Newhalem, August 11, 1920 |
|Notes||Photographs of the Skagit River Hydroelectric Project constructed between 1918-1961.|
In 1919 the city of Seattle needed to devise a transportation method to get crews and supplies from Rockport, where the current railroad ended, 23 miles east to Newhalem, which would be the site of the first plant of the Skagit project, the Gorge Dam and Powerhouse. A railroad was thus constructed by Grant Smith & Company. When work began on the next phase of the project, Diablo, in 1927, the rail line was extended four more miles east. For the final phase, Ross Dam and Powerhouse, supplies were sent from the end of the rail line in Diablo by barge to the Ross site.
Caption on image: 8-11-20, 5089.
PH Coll 1124.80
|Location Depicted||United States--Washington (State)--Whatcom County |
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Steam shovels; Railroad construction workers; Railroads--Washington (State); Railroad tracks--Washington (State); |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Railroads--Washington (State)--Design and construction |
|Digital Collection||Seattle Power and Water Supply Collection|
|Order Number||WWDL0694 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Photographs of Seattle City Light Projects Collection, PH Coll 1124.|
|Object Type||Photograph |
|Physical Description||silver gelatin, b&w |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from a photographic print using a Microtek Scanmaker 9600XL at 115 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2005 |