Olympia Branch Operations

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Rayonier

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So I recently moved to the Olympia area and pass by locations on the Olympia Branch every now and then. So I got curious about what operations in 1980s and 90s looked like. I did some searching on here of course and found a few tidbits here and there. Specifically I was wondering if anyone still had track diagrams of the branch showing the various spurs and what not (I forget who but a forum member did post track diagrams of Woodinville Sub a number of years ago) and/or a customer list since I seem to recall the BN produced a little booklet to that effect. Anyway I specifically interested in the old Olympia Brewery and what commodities and typical car loadings were shipped in and out.
 

Beverlyhelper

beverlyhelper
Figuring out Olympia track

So I recently moved to the Olympia area and pass by locations on the Olympia Branch every now and then. So I got curious about what operations in 1980s and 90s looked like. I did some searching on here of course and found a few tidbits here and there. Specifically I was wondering if anyone still had track diagrams of the branch showing the various spurs and what not (I forget who but a forum member did post track diagrams of Woodinville Sub a number of years ago) and/or a customer list since I seem to recall the BN produced a little booklet to that effect. Anyway I specifically interested in the old Olympia Brewery and what commodities and typical car loadings were shipped in and out.
Get registered with the Olympia library, then delve into their old maps department on line. That will show you the entire railroad history of the city.
 

Rayonier

New Member
I'm assuming that's the Timberland Regional Library System? and its all online you say? Well I guess I'll have to check that out tomorrow.
 




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