MAIN LINE: CLE ELUM
The decline of Cle Elum was sealed with the introduction of the Tacoma - Othello run throughs in 1975. Other than an occasional train order or meet, Cle Elum had lost its raison d'etre. Passenger trains no longer ran, there was no freight traffic of any kind, the sub-station was dark, and without the crew change turnaround, trains no longer stopped at all. Other than meets, my only on the job experience at Cle Elum was when the depot was used as a staging area for the clean up of the wreck at Bridge FF-2, two miles west.
"Ooh, you'll wait a long time for me" - 10cc (1975)
Frozen in time
Extra Operator David L.
Fuller and friend
For information on Cle Elum Depot, checkout Cascade Rail Foundation