Tacoma Rail

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Come along for the journey that is today's Tacoma Rail, from its humble beginning as a rickety trolley line to the economic engine that helps power the Port of Tacoma and surrounding communities. Once called the "Step Child Utility," today, Tacoma Rail moves more than 82,000 rail shipments on 204 miles of track annually and contributes more than $1.6 million in tax revenues to the city of Tacoma.
ISBN: 9781467130066
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Washington
Series: Images of Rail
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Photographs from many sources—including the Tacoma Public Utilities Archives, Washington State History Museum, Tacoma Public Library, the author, and many private collections—richly tell the history that is Tacoma Rail, locally known as “Tacoma's Own.” David J. Cantlin, a local railroad historian and photographer, has written two previous articles about Tacoma Rail. He works for the City of Fife Parks Department and is the father of seven children.
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