Yakima Valley Transportation Company
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Blue J Wenatchee
N 46° 35.728 W 120° 30.619
10T E 690700 N 5163222
Quick Description: The Yakima Valley Transportation Company was an electric interurban railroad headquartered in Yakima, Washington.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 3/23/2007 6:17:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM1BAB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 23

Long Description:
It began operations in 1907. From 1909, the line was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Union Pacific Railroad. Passenger service ceased on February 1, 1947, but the line stayed open another 38 years as a freight-only operation. Union Pacific filed for abandonment on April 26, 1984, which was granted by the Interstate Commerce Commission on June 5, 1985. Operation ceased on November 11, 1985. Subsequently, the City of Yakima acquired a portion of the track, which is still in operation as of 2007 as a tourist streetcar operation by Yakima Valley Trolleys.
Street address:
306 W Pine st
Yakima , WA USA
98901


County / Borough / Parish: Yakima Yakima Washington

Year listed: 1992

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Architecture/Engineering

Periods of significance: 1900-1924

Historic function: Bridge

Current function: Transportation

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 5/1/2010 To: 10/15/2010

Hours of operation: From: 10:00 AM To: 3:00 PM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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