Freight train from the East arrives in Seattle over new transcontinental tracks on February 28, 1893.

  • By Heather M. MacIntosh
  • Posted 6/13/1999
  • HistoryLink.org Essay 1324
On February 28, 1893, the first freight train arrives in Seattle from the East. The train steams in on the Great Northern Railway's newly completed transcontinental tracks.

Sources: Thomas W. Prosch, "A Chronological History of Seattle From 1850 to 1897," p. 424, Typescript prepared in 1900 and 1901, University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, Manuscripts and University Archives, Seattle.

Related Topics:   Firsts | Infrastructure | Roads & Rails

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