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Mukilteo Train Mishaps | Muk Revisited

 

Last updated 12/16/2020 at 11:58am

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo Historical Society

Townspeople gathered at an early Mukilteo train station.

Completion of the Great Northern Railway in 1893 provided our Puget Sound region with an important transportation link to Minneapolis – St. Paul and other cities further east. Built over the Cascade Mountains via Stevens Pass, the railway sparked an economic boom that opened our markets for fish, lumber and other products to eastern cities, and brought settlers to the Pacific Northwest.

By the early 1900s, trains began to rumble through Mukilteo bringing mail and other goods to the townspeople. Initially there was only one train per day travelling on a single track. The depot, located o...



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