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The NPRY reached Tacoma in 1873.

Craig Goodwin

Yes indeed, you are correct David, as usual. But in this case you have me on a technicality. Having a rail line from Kalama on the Columbia River to Tacoma hardly provided Transcontinental service. The first locomotive through Stampede Pass providing a direct link and service to Tacoma in May 1888 is what I intended reference to. Will try to be more precise next time and thanks for keeping me on my toes.

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