Picture taken with my Canon Rebel 450D. This is the Snoqualmie Depot in Snoqualmie, Washington. The depot was constructed in 1890 by the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway. The depot was later operated by the Seattle and International Railroad, Northern Pacific Railway, and the Burlington Northern Railroad.
The depot is an elaborate structure given the size of Snoqualmie in the 1890s and survived largely intact until the Burlington Northern Railroad abandoned the line and station in 1975.
The Northwest Railway Museum restored the Depot to its 1891 granduer in 1981. Restorations included the reconstruction of the distinctive turret above the ticket office and the re-addition of the two eyebrow dormers that were removed in 1948.
On a personal note I grew up just a couple of blocks from this old station and remember well when it was a functioning depot. Today it is a reminder of a bygone era, when in Snoqualmie, as the Northwest, timber was king!
Canon Rebel 450D Xsi
18 mm – 55 mm lens
Focal Length 18 mm
Base Exposure Time 1/32 sec
4images w/ 2 stop exposures fused in Photomatix