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The Northern Pacific built northeast from Walulla and reached Spokane in September 1880. The east and west ends met at Gold Creek, MT in August 1883.
Engine 1746 leads a westbound train through Marshall Canyon on its way toward Pasco on June 25, 1979. A short time later engines 1945, 853, 815, and 1804 pull another westbound train through Marshall Canyon. Both of these trains are on the original Northern Pacific line. The dirt road between the two mainlines used to be Union Pacific trackage. The track in the foreground is the original Spokane, Portland, and Seattle line built in 1908. The UP built between the two lines in 1911. Disk 7