This centennial year for the “W-O” rail line from Wenatchee to Oroville reminds us what a difference that year made.
All of sudden everything north of this city had rail service, including passengers.
The old days of the sternwheelers was suddenly over, and both import and export of goods and services opened up the north country. Fruit, livestock, lumber all flourished in response to that new railroad.
A pioneering country was transformed, even tourism. The recent loss of service thanks…