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The Nitty-Gritty of Lynden

Station plot, CMSt.P&P Railroad, of Lynden, Washington, circa 1922. From the archives of Cascade Rail Foundation, Milwaukee Road's facilities in Lynden were surprisingly simple. Above is a station plat from around 1922, a decade after the railroad assumed control of the former Bellingham Bay & British Columbia, and four years after it became part of the CMST.P&P. Click on the image to view it in a legible size. The plat is from the on-line archives of Pacific Northwest Railroad Archives, a Burien-based non-profit that marshals the resources and volunteers of historical societies for Milwaukee Road, Great Northern and Northern Pacific in the northwest for a common goal of preservation, largely of paper items such as timetables, company documents, maps and dispatcher train sheets. Much of the material was donated by private individuals, which have also donated their photographic collections as well. I can'

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