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The Milwaukee Road would allow 3:45h train service between Seattle and Spokane, a huge value to passenger traffic. No policies have been in place, that allowed to use a few dollars to rescue such value. Instead, the alignment is used as a bicycle trail today. The author is a cyclist, who loves to cycle on former railroad track. But there might be more logical choices for a bikepath, than the best engineered railroad alignment in the northwestern USA, that allows 110 mph tilting train service for much of the distance.

© Doug Bragg. This picture is originally located in Doug's Railroad Photo Album. It can be found here in its original context.

Last modified: 2003-10-09