Wellington Remembered
Oberg collection

The Oberg Collection consists of 60 four by five inch black and white glass plate negatives. They were taken by Casper Hansen in 1913 and 1914 and were found in the garage of his executrix. Mr. Hansen died in August 1962 near Seattle, WA and much of his life is a mystery. He was married and spent at least the winter of 1913/1914 at Wellington. For the historian, they are valuable insight into life in Wellington demonstrating the presence of children, and even confirming the destruction of an important structure the fate of which had been previously lost to history. Selections from this collection appear in the exhibit Wellington Remembered, a permanent exhibit at the Railway History Center in Snoqualmie.

Approaching Wellington
Martin Creek trestle Martin Creek trestle
Martin Creek Trestle. Originally built from timber, this new steel structure was erected in the early 20th Century as the Great Northern Railway upgraded much of the temporary construction that allowed completion of the railroad in just a few years. Heading railroad east, this lower trestle crossed Martin Creek and entered a horseshoe-shaped tunnel. When the track emerged, it crossed Martin Creek on another trestle and continued the climb towards Wellington on the track seen in the foreground.
Alvin Near Windy Pt
Possibly near Alvin, or near entrance to tunnel 14. Sign on building appears to say "232.4 and 232.5". Lower Martin Creek trestle evident in the distance. Note tell tale for tunnel entrance. Between Windy Pt. and Alvin. Main line west of Scenic is just visible in the distance. To the right is westbound towards Martin Creek and to the left is eastbound towards Wellington.
df Shed construction at Windy Pt
Looking west at Windy Pt. Mainline west of Scenic clearly visible below. The track heading railroad eastbound is barely visible to the right of the second snag from the left. Windy Pt. tunnel and snow shed construction is evident to the right. Construction of a combination snow shed at Windy Pt. Combination refers to the construction technique using a concrete back wall and timber construction for the roof and front wall. Double track Windy Pt. tunnel visible to the rear. Original mainline in foreground.
Construction of snow shed at Windy Pt. ds
Double track snow shed construction at Windy Pt. The snow is flying but snow shed construction continues at Windy Pt. Timbers are large by today's standards - twelve to eighteen inches on a face was typical for the large pieces. Anticipated life cycle was 15 years. Snow shed in action! A small avalanche has come down and the snow shed has protected the tracks.
Wellington Remembered is a program of the Northwest Railway Museum