Long time residents of Black Diamond, Judy and I love our community and the unique natural beauty and colorful history we have here. Join us in learning more about our history, local wildlife, must do hikes, conservation areas to explore and the opportunities and challenges faced by our community. Craig Goodwin

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David Sprau

Nice article but unfortunately the photo does not depict the Stampede switchbacks. This is the Weston loop, about six miles west of Stampede on a line that was abandoned in 1914 when a high viaduct was built over the Green River and the railroad was relocated from that viaduct to Lester.

The town of Weston is behind the trees in the distance and the steep track in the foreground is a connection that was used to turn helper engines around. That particular track was only in place for a short time.

Craig Goodwin

Thank you David for the corrections. I will clarify that the switchbacks shown were not on the pass itself and direct folks to your comments of clarification.

J. Phillips

The shot above is Weston, not the switchbacks.

Craig Goodwin

Ok, I think I finally got it.


It was during the first constructed li e throught the cascades mt. Via stevens pass. Iron goat trail. Then it was the iron horse aka miliwakee. After that came stevens pass

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