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A Look Back at the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway in 1887

Take a look back in time with this beautiful vintage photograph of the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway in 1887. Learn more about the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway and how it was eventually replaced by the Burke Gilman Trail.
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This beautiful photo shows the Seattle waterfront looking east up Columbia Ave. in 1887. You’re looking at the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern Railway.

The Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern only operated between 1885 and 1896.
Seattle’s Burke Gilman Trail replaced part of the original tracks of this railroad.
Vintage print, but does not date to the time of the original photograph.

Source: Flickr user William Creswell

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