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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1905/00/00 Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway is chartered by James Hill to connect the Northern Pacific and Great Northern, to Portland, Oregon from Spokane, Washington, to challenge the Union Pacific interests for rail traffic in the Pacific Northwest. Established
1906/00/00 Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway focuses much of their construction on the western portion of the track between Vancouver and Kennewick, WA. Owner Kenewick, WA Washington
1907/00/00 Preliminary preparations began on one of the most difficult sections of the entire line: a 40-mile stretch between Burr Canyon and Cow Creek that will require several tunnels, sections of fill and long bridges. Owner Windust, WA Washington
1909/00/00 Reputedly the best engineered railroad ever built in the US, the SP and S is completed at a cost of over $57 million. The railway's many bridges reflect a commitment by James Hill to spend more on a design that allows locomotives to pull more cars faster. Built
1909/03/00 Box Canyon Viaduct is completed at a cost of $180,509. The Box Canyon design consists of nine steel towers reaching a peak height of 225 ft above the canyon floor. Owner Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway Company - Box Canyon Viaduct Windust, WA
1970/00/00 The Burlington Northern Railroad Company forms by a merger between the 'Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway', the 'Northern Pacific' and 'Great Northern' and 'Chicago, Burlington and Quincy'. End
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