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Walla Walla Valley Railway

Walla Walla Valley Railway - WWV

Route:
Walla Walla, WA - Milton-Freewater, OR (18 miles)
Headquarters:
Walla Walla, WA
Junctions with other railroads:
BN: Walla Walla, WA
UP: Milton-Freewater, OR & Walla Walla, WA
Radio frequencies:
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History:
Incorporated 1905 as trolley railroad, extended to Oregon as Interurban in 1907.
Acquired by NP subsidiary, Northwestern Improvement Company in 1921.
Passenger service suspended in 1931.
Electrification ended in 1950, replaced with two ex-NP Alco switchers.
Northwestern Improvement Co. merged into NP in 1957, and NP assumes 100% control over WWV.
Ownership passed to BN in 1970.
Merged into BN on March 1, 1982.
Abandoned in 1985.
Ownership:
BN (previously NP)
Roster:
Unit Bldr. Model B/D B/N F/N History Acq. Ret. Notes
77 EMD SW1 1941 1380 E436-x ex BN 77; ex GN 77; nee GN 5103 1978 to SLSF 10, 1979; to BN 70, 1980; to BNSF 3300; to US Borax 7171
104 EMD SW1 1939 994 E290-x ex BN 104; nee FWD 602 1984 leased from BN; to Hennisingen Cold Storage and/or Lamb Weston (North Richland, WA) 55; to WATCO; to ASARCO (East Helena, MT) 55
770 Alco HH660 1940 69236 ex NP 600; nee NP 125 c. 1950 to Railco 770; to Port Longview (Longview, WA) 770; to Northwest Rail Museum, 2001
775 Alco HH660 nee NP 126 c. 1950 disposition unknown

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Last updated: May 07, 2014