Railroad Photo Gallery
Bellingham Washington in the Mid-20th Century
By James E. Lancaster, PhD.
2009. Unless otherwise noted, all photos are by the author.
Photos may not be used for any purpose without permission.
Most of the black and white photos in this gallery were taken with a Kodak Brownie camera that used 620 film. The quality varies greatly. The photos have been run through photoshop with varying results. The photos were taken between 1950 and 1952.
A northbound International behind E7 511 is stopped at the Bellingham depot. The Internationals were delivered as five ccar trains - mail-baggage, two coaches, coach-cafe and parlor-observation. However, right from the day of their inaugural runs extra cars were needed at times to handle the number of passengers. These extra cars were drawn from a pool that included 1947 Empire Builder Day-Nite coaches, GN's unique pendulum coach and modernized heavyweight coaches. The second car on this International is one of the latter.
There are many more photos of trains in Ferndale on the follwing web pages:
Created: April 16, 2009