The Northern Railroad Changed the Yelm Prairie - Nisqually Valley News: Local News

The Northern Railroad Changed the Yelm Prairie

Choice of Tacoma Over Olympia Placed Railroad Through Yelm

Posted: Friday, April 4, 2014 11:48 am

Editor’s Note: This is the first of three essays about railroads. It is a backgrounder on how the railroad first arrived. Part two is about how the presence of the railroad helped spur economic development and a town. The final piece includes stories of the railroad once it was here.

Early settlers on the Yelm Prairie all shared a common experience: coming West.  

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  • Archie posted at 5:46 am on Sat, Apr 5, 2014.

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    It's a Shame that the technology is still not being used today? I mean (1) train can carry many-many more tons of cargo, than numerous semi's can today. [thumbup]


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